Should parents dictate their children’s career choices?

When a number of pupils are asked what they would like to be when they grow up, many spontaneously mention “a lawyer, an architect, a doctor, a pilot or a professor.” As Joseph Oindo writes, the above “big five” professions – among others – are what a number of parents tell their children to strive to beHabil Hakimana discovered early that he had a passion for writing when his teachers used to read his compositions in class when he was still in primary school. He was an avid reader of journals, novels and all other kinds of literature and he knew that he was cut out to become a prolific writer.
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