I told them that my plans for the future were to make money off internet marketing, my webshow, and eventually start my own entertainment business.
They all looked at me like I was insane.
I truthfully said that doing my current job isn't what I want to do with my life (because I hate it), but my family kept retorting that the economy is bad, you need a stable job to survive, internet marketing is a scam, yadda yadda yadda.
They also said I should go back to school and get a masters/phd so I can move up in my job.
No thanks. I spent 8 years in school switching from major to major, dropping out a few times, and eventually getting a degree in something people consider worthless (Liberal arts), but I loved the classes anyways.
It's kinda sad to realize the social conditioning people live in nowadays. Using the economy as an excuse to justify their reasons to be miserable and not doing anything about it.
While it sucks to not have my family's support, I'm still going to continue moving on with my dream, showing them that there is a life outside a cubicle.
The 20 cents I made today is proof that will happen.
I know there's been a lot of these threads, but has anyone else been dealing with this recently?