@michaell it's pretty common for parents to discourage their children from pursuing careers that have a reputation for being impractical as financially stable prospects - truth behind it be damned. arts and music are the first things that come to mind. maybe it's a uniquely american phenomenon, but parents typically want their children to go for 'safe' careers where they can sit behind a desk doing the same thing every day and retire 40 years later. anything that has an a large amount of uncertainty or requires special skills that most people don't posses has too much risk involved. so kids, being as impressionable as they are, usually have any kind of ambitious dreams regarding career choices can get easily squashed if they're told things like "there's no money in that" or "you can't be serious" or "you'll change your mind when you grow up", etc
no no no i
my parents always deprecated my affinities too
be it art, history or politics
my mom already worked physically when she was 12 or something when granddads company was still in infancy and despite coming from aristocratic background she swallowed all the spurious communist propaganda literally everyone resisted
hence her rigid dogmatism and ephasis on 'pragmatism'
basically you dont question authority, thats the basic precept i suppose except i recognised no authority
they were incapable of imposing any coercive measures on me really
because, what could they do
maybe belittle me but i always felt so much disdain towards them so i didnt listen to a single word
i can imagine emotional abuse leaving permament wounds on a person though!