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If you have to make a tough career decision in terms of what you want to do...

do you just say no if you are having any conflict with it?
or do you leave the question open even if there are some conflicting thoughts?

for example, i want to be a nurse but am studying psychology, and one family member does not support me doing nursing and i feel like she would be so upset for life if i did, and plus she's the one paying for my psychology school so it would feel like its a big waste to her.

she thinks that i have conflicting thoughts since i told her i have anxiety so nursing might not be a good environment for me since its so stressful. so she said for that reason just say NO to any decision with conflicting thoughts.

is that wise advise to say no to a career choice so abruptly? i feel its a bit close minded. what do you think?

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Asked by Liz4Life at 2:09 PM on May. 17, 2011 in Money & Work

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Answers (6)
  • If your heart is not in it you should not be a nurse.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:11 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • ALWAYS leave the question open. ALWAYS.

    Your relative is being a little too closed-minded. Opportunities in nursing are tremendous.

    Answer by gdiamante at 2:12 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • I think the REAL issue is that SHE is paying. If you were paying you would do what YOU wanted.

    Perhaps you should re-think your financial ties to this person.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:13 PM on May. 17, 2011

    good points
    my heart is in nursing, just not sure if its too much for me

    Comment by Liz4Life (original poster) at 2:18 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • could be a psych nurse... they make pretty good money...

    Answer by girlglow6 at 2:19 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • follow your heart...

    Answer by mkdirector2011 at 4:05 PM on May. 17, 2011

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