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My parents want that I should pursue a worthy career in academics and get a good government job as soon as possible. They are not wrong as parents after all each & every parent wants his/her child to be financially stable. But on the other side I am not interested in studies to that extent & instead want to pursue a career in bodybuilding which is not financially that stable. At the same time I don't want to disappoint my parents coz they have done a lot for me since childhood. I have hardcore extreme passion for bodybuilding but don't like studies much. I am very stressed out at the current moment. Can u suggest a way in which I can lead my life & career in the right spirit & direction ???
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Ms. Hema Sampath Bangalore | Clinical Psychologist
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Hello Body Builder, 
It sound good right. U will definitely find and get stable income from this profession. To satisfy your parents, if u hv a pic or a degree it would enhance ur stake as a Trainer too. Because u will be acknowledged well in the industry, also u can become PERSONAL TRAINERS for big big Celebrities. First satisfy yr parents by enrolling yourself in a distance education possible and continue pursuing your passion as your PROFESSION.
All the Best.
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Dr. Amit Sharma Ghaziabad | Counselling Psychologist
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That's good that you regard your parents and have gratitude for them as it strengthens your psychological wellbeing. Now, about your carrier doing what you are passionate about to do will always be helpful to you. All you have to do is to communicate it well with your parents, OK, before you initiate, prepare a list of logical reasons that why you should go for bodybuilding as a carrier, your list should contain reasons rather than any arguments or emotional statements. Find the appropriate time when you are in your most positive state to approach to your parents for communication it's good if you talk to one at a time , make sure to not mold your communication in to emotional triggers, if in between any of your parent displays any negative emotional state, gently postpone your talk without losing yourself or your temper. So rather than a parent child approach you will be able to attain an adult to adult relationship. As you do it well you may resolve the conflict with something like a balanced approach between you and your parents towards bodybuilding and study for your carrier.
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