Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Stevens Point, WI
I think that saying needs to be modified. You can be anything you want, but you may have to work your butt off to get there, and you have to deal with all the consequences along the way. Maybe your brother's band will make it big....someday. But banking on that doesn't give him the right to sponge off his family until it happens.
I wanted to be an engineer, so I went to college. I come from a lower-middle class family, so there wasn't going to be much if any help from my parents. I got scholarships, but went to a private college. So for my last two years in school, I had 3 part time jobs, while going to school full time. This is what I wanted, so I did what had to be done.
So many kids think that just wanting it to happen will be good enough. That's only the start. You have to want it badly enough that you'll do whatever it takes to make it happen.
Ok, there is my rant, i'll step off my soapbox now.