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Parents don't understand my dream job.

by PrincessLief on October 29, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I was listening to my mom on the phone as she explained to my grandma what I wanted to do after college. "she wants to work with disasters" is what she said... that's not what I want. What I had told her earlier was that I want to work with Biological weapons, how they're made, how to destroy them effectively, make fast cures, or I wanted to be a researcher on an epidemic/superbug team that would help get an epidemic undercontrol, stuff like that. I can kindof guess where she got "disasters" from, but that made me sound like I was getting my doctorate's degree just to join the peace core, which is a noble choice, but not the one I want to take. Silly parents, lol


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