"Everyone will tell you that you can't do it. But you can blah blah blah."Lies. I've never met anyone that told me I can't succeed. In fact people almost always tend to grossly overestimate my abilities and convince me that I'm the most talented freak on the planet and that I cannot possibly fail no matter what.
I can't imagine any parent or spouse or whatever that would consciously be all up in your face like
"What's that, sweetheart? You want to be an astronaut? Well give up because YOU SUCK!! Time for dinner."I imagine that if I ever did meet such a person, they would look a lot like this:
But you should never judge someone by their looks. And yes I did just draw that with my mouse. It's hard! Sheesh.
In fact it seems as though there's a strange correlation between the amount of marketable skills involved in your goals and dreams and the amount of encouragement you get from people telling you to pursue said dreams.
I've made a chart to help illustrate the point:
Anywho, as it turns out, I got accepted into the graduate film scoring program at USC, which is arguably the best film program in the world. A lot of work. A lot of money. I'll let you know if I become famous.