RE: Are you you? Or maybe you've become someone else?
Yes, parents are a big influence on kids nowadays. You hear things like I love dancing and drawing but my parents want me to be a doctor.
This is why 'quacks' evolve. What concerns drawing with surgery and drug administration.
Its sad that some kids can't stand their ground. A wise person once gold me that if you found yourself in such situations and you don't want to be a disobedient and recalcitrant child, just do as they say and get a degree in the course they want you to do. When you've gotten the degree you take it to them, deliver it as a gift and go ahead to do your heart desires, by this time, you must have been fully grounded.
But that's seems like a long process and time wasted. Standing your ground too may come with some hazels. You have to make the best choice when you get to that bridge.