I don’t understand why I should do something “different” simply because everybody thinks you have to be different. What if it doesn’t interest me? I mean people say don’t be an engineer, do something different. But what if I want to be an engineer? I will not listen to others or do something if it is not in my interest area.
– Career musings from my pre-teen who might not know yet what she wants to be, but will defend to death her right to decide.