"What is a belief that you hold with which many people disagree?"
A few months ago, a woman I have known since the age of three, told me that I was making a huge mistake by majoring in film. Her niece and nephew had done the same and were both currently unemployed. I will let you know now that in that moment I was crushed. She continued on by saying I was wasting an opportunity that my parents had provided for me - that they worked so hard, and I was throwing it all away. That night, I bawled because that woman made me feel like a horrible daughter. I truly felt like I had disappointed my parents with my decision to pursue film.
My parents risked their lives to come to the United States after the Vietnam war. They came close to death, multiple times, in the hopes of something better.
They risked and were rewarded.
I am only doing the same. I do not believe that I am throwing away an opportunity. I am grabbing the bull by its horns. If it were not for my parents, I wouldn't have the opportunity to even dream of going to school, especially to study what makes me happy.
No path guarantees "success", so why not choose a path that makes you happy?
Perhaps I am a blindly optimistic college kid, but maybe, just maybe, I am on to something... wink