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What did your parent(s) want you to do? Explore stories told by people across America about what their parent(s) wanted them to do. 

My parent(s) wanted me to be a doctor when I grew up. So, I went to college and studied Biochemistry. I volunteered at a hospital, and worked in cancer research, while taking another job on weekends to pay my tuition not covered by financial aid. I...
My parent(s) wanted me to get an education, and lead a happy, good life. They never had the same opportunity coming to the States as refugees of the 1975 Khmer Rouge Genocide, killing both my grandfathers and several aunts/uncles on both sides of my family. The...
My parent(s) wanted me to L ive. It is a hot early morning in 1942 when my young Jewish German mother and a 3 year old me are standing at roll call in the French internment camp, when she leaves me behind with the stranger who...
My parent(s) wanted me to - be happy to wake up every morning/day.
My parent(s) wanted me to an artist .because they saw the joy in me when I was trying to create art. they inspired me to be an artist by setting good examples: My Father, a great father and a government worker. In his spare time he...
My parent(s) wanted me to find the truth. I grew up viewing the world through a filter which kept me from seeing the reality of my own identity. I am a trans person, I'm queer, I'm a drag queen, and I'm a traitor to the life...
My parent(s) wanted me to to support myself, on my own and not depend upon another person, It took me some time, because of lack of education, but I was lucky enough to become a teamster, and with a high school degree,I not only supported myself...