So as an individual if I take a decision about my future and I am sure that by taking that path I will have a good future, the onus will be on me to convince the parent. After all in the world they are the well wishers to us really.
In stead of ruling them out or leaving them alone, if we convince and insist that this is the best way automatically he will get convinced. So far in my life whatever decision I have taken , I have taken with the consent of my family members and whatever I felt best I was able to convince them and made them to agree for that. I am sure I have not lost any chance.
Dr. V. Shashikanth
I have seen this in my case as I had an opportunity to work abroad and it took six months to convince parents. Initially, at a young age, we want to explore the world, grasp all the opportunities, in our zeal, we misinterpret the intentions of caution of the family and their experience as hurdles to our growth.
It just takes time and a few discussions to convince them. Once you are on the path to move and actually start off, they will be the first to be proud of you. My son is in England, This is a picture of my son at Newyork, soon. Very rarely, parents would try to hold one back adamantly, it would be a pressing health issue or a single child or a single parent who is growing old.
So try to handle this problem care and don't hurt your parents in convincing them.
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
Parents and guardians are well-wishers, but that does not mean that all the decisions that they take are keeping our welfare in mind. Sometimes personal interests and or fears creep in and they make biased decisions.
Parents must offer advice to their adult children and the latter must be open to their advice. However, the final decision of what to do must be taken by the adult child. They should not be coerced or be emotionally blackmailed into choosing a path of their parents' choosing. It is after all their life and they should be able to steer it the way they want to.
Keep an open mind and listen to the reasons before making a final decision. Parents can sometimes be right, but in the end, follow your heart. You don't want to live a life full of regrets.
"A love affair with knowledge will never end in heartbreak." -Michael Garrett Marino