Letter: Dreams come with cut apron strings
Re: ‘“Dreams” a nightmare for parents’ (Metro, Aug. 21) When you spent money on your child’s college degree, did you specifically agree to anything in return?
If not, then he does not owe you his future. While I agree that it is important to have a Plan B, your child should live his life doing what makes him happy; he has the right to his own destiny.
If his pursuits fail, he can deal with the results himself. You should make it clear that he is responsible for his own life. When you decided to have children, you accepted the responsibility that comes with it.
Any “sacrificing” you did was your own choice and not something your child needs to pay for. Or do you want your child to accept a job that he doesn’t enjoy so that you will have the appearance of having a successful child?
Arik Lakritz, via email