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I want to become an actress but my parents don't want me to become an actress. Instead they want me to study MBBS. What should I take up?

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MARCUS’s Answer

Bindu, have you had a heart-to-heart talk with your parents concerning your interest in acting? If not, take out the time to listen and understand your parents’ motivation for you to study MBBS, then ask them if there is room for compromise.

Compose a list of helpful information on legendary performers such as Russell Peters, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma, Deepti Naval, or Amole Gupte to describe how these individuals’ used their success to bridge economic and cultural gaps within the industry. Also, share your knowledge that pursuing a career in acting is extremely challenging and the industry can be very demanding, but you are willing to put forth the effort, hard work, and determination to create opportunities in areas where it does not exist.

Hoping you find happiness and fulfillment in your career path. Best wishes.

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Donn’s Answer

Not sure how old you are, so I will offer several suggestions. If you are going to college and your parents are paying for it, they could refuse to pay your tuition unless you study what they want you to study, which would be an unfair thing to do, but nevertheless, possible. If you are not relying on them for tuition, then they do not have this leverage. It is your life. Either you study the things you have a passion for or are interested in, or you study what your parents want for you. When we do things we don't have a true interest or passion for, we rarely do them well and rarely succeed at them. You will have to decide whether you will study what you want and tell you parents that it is not their choice nor is it their life to live, but yours., or you will try to live the life they want you to live and risk being unfulfilled, unhappy. The choice is yours. I wish you the best.

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MARCUS’s Answer

Bindu, have you had a heart-to-heart talk with your parents concerning your interest in acting? If not, take out the time to listen and understand your parents’ motivation for you to study MBBS, then ask them if there is room for compromise.

Compose a list of helpful information on legendary performers such as Russell Peters, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma, Deepti Naval, or Amole Gupte to describe how these individuals’ used their success to bridge economic and cultural gaps within the industry. Also, share your knowledge that pursuing a career in acting is extremely challenging and the industry can be very demanding, but you are willing to put forth the effort, hard work, and determination to create opportunities in areas where it does not exist.

Hoping you find happiness and fulfillment in your career path. Best wishes.

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Joshua’s Answer

I had a similar ambition. I wanted to be a professional pool player or do something in the realm of pocket billiards and make a living. The deal I made with my parents was that I would finish a degree to have in case my pool career didn't take off. So glad I agreed to that. My pool career did not take off and, luckily, I had something to fall back on to earn a living.

One of my favorite jokes:

What does a pool player and a medium pizza have in common?
- Neither can feed a family of four!

Moral of the story: Go to school and learn while learning is something you are familiar with it. It gets harder with time.

Good Luck!

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Justin’s Answer

I have many friends who act/model, but none of them do it full time. It is a tough industry to get into, achieve success, and maintain longevity. One of my friends is in school to become a nurse, while also doing a lot of modeling and acting on the side, appearing in music videos, commercials, and video games. Another of my friends manages a large chain retail store by day, and acts in many commercials on the side. With all the internet platforms available today, you have an opportunity to create and share your content portfolio with the entire planet, so that is a huge opportunity. I recommend doing what is important to your happiness. Pursuing acting and a medical degree are not mutually exclusive. You can certainly do both, but you have to be efficient with your time management, and resourceful in the opportunities you pursue. Good luck!

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Toral’s Answer

I highly recommend sitting down with your parents and having a heart to heart conversation, that industry can be very very hard to make a living out of and most likely they are concerned for your future. I personally recommend getting a degree in something as a backup incase it doesn't work out. Now with that being said I also advise to go for your passion, you can't succeed or fail if you never try.

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Toral’s Answer

I highly recommend sitting down with your parents and having a heart to heart conversation, that industry can be very very hard to make a living out of and most likely they are concerned for your future. I personally recommend getting a degree in something as a backup incase it doesn't work out. Now with that being said I also advise to go for your passion, you can't succeed or fail if you never try.

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Anna’s Answer

Bindu,

I will echo what others have said. I think you have the opportunity to do both. Acting is a tough profession to be in! There are many people who have other jobs in addition to acting.
If you love acting, I think you should absolutely explore that path but make sure that you have something else lined up too.
Again, echoing others, if your parents are paying for you college, it is a good idea to sit down with them and have discussions. My mother wanted to go to school for acting and her father was a banker and told her that he would not pay for her to study acting. She paid for it herself and he was one of her biggest fans when he saw how talented she was. Just something to keep in mind!
But really, in your deepest heart, the choice is up to you and you have to be happy with what you pick!
Best of luck!!

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Abhilash’s Answer

I highly recommend sitting down with your parents and having a heart to heart conversation, that industry can be very very hard to make a living out of and most likely they are concerned for your future. I personally recommend getting a degree in something as a backup incase it doesn't work out. Now with that being said I also advise to go for your passion, you can't succeed or fail if you never try.

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Bryce’s Answer

Hi Bindu,

I know it is hard handling the pressures from you parents to follow their desired career path, but hardly ever does it actually work out for a person. In the end if you aren't happy with what you are doing, you aren't going to lead a happy life. So as hard as it may be you have to tell your parents what you want to do with your life, and you have to try and pursue your dream. Follow your dreams don't live with regrets. You can always go back to school, but you may not always have the opportunity to pursue a career in acting.

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