I would think that you feel a little bit intimidated about what is going on around you. I know that your parents have great hopes of you and they want you to aspire in this lifetime. They want you to get a high school education, they want you to get a college education and probably beyond that, and they would probably like you to be a doctor, a lawyer or a rocket scientist. Very intimidating.
They expect you to get great marks in school, straight A's. They judge you by the company you keep, so they would be continually looking at the people you chum around with, both boy friends and girl friends. The key word for a teenage male is intimidation.
I know that you will not be disrespectful to those around you. I know that you are not going to become a drug addict, an alcoholic, you're not going to go to prison, but nobody else knows that. Your main concerns now are probably automobiles and girls. Not necessarily in that order.
In your mind, you would like to go to college away from home, because going to college nearby home or commuting to a community college is probably not ideal for you. You will be concerned about your SAT scores, as far as what college that you'll be available to. Perhaps you would wish that you would be more competitive sports wise, or perhaps there could be a scholarship that you would want.
With girls, with vehicles, with working a part-time job for five or six dollars an hour, with your parents looking over your shoulder all the time, expecting marvelous things from you, this whole situation is very intimidating. Be the best that you can be.
What you don't want to do is be in competition with yourself, because there is always going to be somebody smarter or somebody that has a high degree of intelligence. There is always going to be somebody more handsome, there is always going to be somebody without acne, there is always going to be someone who is a better dancer, a better driver, and with more money.
You don't want to fall into that bottomless pit of self-criticism or self-judgment. Many kids your age going to school have a tendency to taking up a liberal arts course, which means they really don't have to determine what they want to be in life, and I think that you would find it very aggravating when somebody says, "What do you want to be when you grow up?"
Because as a teenager, pretty much, you're grown up. You can enlist in the service at 17 years old, and the service will then pay for a college education. When I visualize you in my mind, I see you in some sort of uniform.
I don't know if it's a military uniform, or a police uniform, or a fireman, or a postman, or a doctor, but in my mind I would see you in some sort of uniform. And I think that over the next three or four years I think that there would be some sub stantial progress in your life as far as what you want to do.
I would think that statistically that you probably would stay and work and live and raise a family in the geographic area that you are now, yet in your mind, you want to be the adventurer, you want to be the traveler, that you want to set a new course in your life that has not been set in the past, or go to new places, or different places.
And as far as work is concerned, or a career is concerned, I believe that probably the second most important decision in your life is what you will do with your career.
The first important decision is, of course, who you marry, and who you are in a long-term relationship with. That's most important, because that relationship can make you or break you. That can make you famous, or that can make you poor.
It can make you famous, or infamous. And of course the second issue is to figure out what career goals you have. And I'm sure, to your parents, the bottom line is, if you were a barber, or a cobbler, they probably would be happy if you are happy. Seventy percent of the population of the United States said in a recent poll that they like their job.
They like the type of work that they are doing. And with you, as long as you are challenged, as long as you are stimulated, I believe that you will be happy with your job. If you are bored and you are not challenged and not stimulated, you are probably failing your job. But my sense of your energy is that you will have perhaps one or two different jobs.
I don't think you are going to have 12 or 13 different jobs. Your personality indicates that you are not going to be fired or laid off. You will make substantial money in your life, but all of your work-related progress really should be towards owning your own business at some point in time.
And it doesn't really matter if you're going to be a sports journalist, if you are going to involve yourself in communications, but you want to lean towards doing something that others can't do. So, if you're a factory worker or a truck driver and you can't go to work that day, I think probably the supervisor can simply pick up a telephone and call somebody to replace you on the spot, for the day, for the week, for the month, or whatever the case may be.
You want to learn something where you can learn a trade. And really, when you stop and think about it, it's not terribly important what the trade is, as long as it is something that you can learn, you see.
And In Europe, of course, you have an apprenticeship for maybe ten years.
If you want to be a plumber, or an electrician, or a carpenter, or an actor, or a stage performer, you have to study your particular craft for maybe ten or twelve years before you'd receive some sort of paper or certification, meaning that you are basically good at what you do. And my sense is that you are directed towards a one long-term relationship rather than a short-term relationship.
My sense is that it would be a long-term marriage, rather than a short-term marriage. It's just a question of overlooking the intimidation that you feel now, and try and set a course in front of you as far as who you want to be and what you want to be. And just because it may be different, doesn't mean that it's bad.
Of course, when I was a child, young men wanted to be animal trainers, or they wanted to be escape artists like Houdini, or they wanted to be magicians. And maybe at that time it wasn't entirely logical, but some of these young boys grew up to be magicians and animal trainers or escape artists.
If you persevere at what you want to be, you can be that person. And I feel that the bottom line, is that as long as it makes you happy, and satisfies your intellectual needs, because you have the ability of a caretaker or an enabler. I would suspect that your mission in life is to be of service to mankind.
And that could include going into the service, it could include going in the peace corps, it could include any type of counseling, because I think that basically you are a helper. It's not easy being a teen-aged boy. There is not enough money to go around, and you seem to be always subsidized by your parents, and if you don't get it from your father, you'll get it from your mother, but one way or the other, you'll get some financial stability.
And I would feel... I'm not sensing in your future that you're going to be poor. And I don't sense that you're going to be particularly happy in shirt and tie, but maybe in jeans and a jersey you'll be just as comfortable as if you were dressed up.
People around you may not like your hairstyle, or a tattoo, or have an earring in the ear, because you're different - when you look around you at your peers, they will be much like you, but when you look around you at your superiors, they will be much more laid back, much more old fashioned, and you probably think they are a stick in the mud.
You probably will always march to the beat of a different drummer. You see things in an unusual way. Many times there will be a lack of communi cation with the people around you, but what is needed is a matrix or a plan for the future, and you're at an age now where if you cast your bread upon the waters you can achieve whatever you want to achieve.
And because it just doesn't fit in with what you want to do, that doesn't mean that it's wrong. Now, in Europe and Asia, most young boys will take up the profession that their fathers did, and their fathers, and their fathers.
That is not normally the case in the U.S. So that if your father was a cook, it doesn't necessarily mean that you're going to become a cook, although you'll have expert instruction, and I think that's the reason many young boys become active in the profession their father was, simply because the father again is the teacher, the mentor, the advisor, the counselor, and can advise you and teach you how to do properly what they've done.
It's sort of like having free instruction or perhaps even on-the-job training. It's a question at your age that you may not know what you want to do in your life. You may not know what girl you want to spend the rest of your life with. What you really have to be aware of is patience.
Having the patience in not allowing the universe to make a decision for you, but for you to make a decision on your own. You seem to have the looks, the brains, the personality, you seem to have a way about you that people genuinely like you. You don't take advantage of others.
My advice would be to be reasonably patient, and I think that when you find the job position, or you find the girl that you are going to be happy with, you won't have to think about it, but rather you will probably know it instantly.
And I would think, again, that the next three or four years will be very vital in the sense of you doing what you want to do, being the person that you want to be, and simply remember the words of Shakespeare, "To thine own self be true."
If you believe in yourself half as much as I believe in you, or half as much as your parents believe in you, that you'll be very successful as you go through life. I am sensing from your energy that you are going to live a long life, a happy life, and you're going to experience good health, and probably be financially solvent.
It wouldn't surprise me if you became a millionaire and had your own company. It's just a question of knowing what you want to do and you're going to get all sorts of unsolicited advise from friends and relatives and family, but the bottom line is do what you feel comfortable in doing and I don't think that you will fail.
Again, life is a journey. It's not a guided tour, it's a journey, taking one step at a time. I wish you good luck and God Bless.
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