Do what you love, or what is expected from you?
I've always had a passion for theatre and film. I'd love nothing more than to one day be a film critic. Even if that didn't work out being involved in any of the fields in film or theatre gets me going. I'm in my third year of college. Sociology interests me, and I've chosen it as my major. I did this because I thought that it was a more reliable career than theatre or film, and would bring me more opportunities to be successful. I've been denying that I LOVE acting/film/theatre because I saw it as unreliable and very risky. For some reason it all hit me today. First off, everyone has a different definition of being "successful." In our society successful generally can mean, being wealthy, having a family, being able to take vacations..Whatever..I thought the only way to get this was through a practical major, (sociology). But the thing is, my efforts are always going to be half assed with sociology because I don't truly love it. I know what I love. Theatre and film. I literally feel complete, and that I'm where I'm supposed to be when ever I'm acting. If I was to pursue theatre/film I would be giving it my all every second of every day. I would fight for as long as need be to be able to live out my passion. I think sometimes, there has to be a REASON why I was born with this passion. There has to be. I feel I just need to have faith in myself, stay true to what I love, and it will take me far. Is this a stupid and naive concept?