My Story: How the High School subjects chose me/us
I loved History and Literature and Geography. The combination wasn’t ‘available’ in our school so I had to pick the nearest available package. I think it was History, English and Home Science.
My parents were aghast. Their well-wishers (extended family, neighbors, friends, friends of friends, families and all) felt their pain and came together to support them.
‘She was such a good student! How did this happen?’
Their logic: If you score decent marks, you study science. And become a doctor or an engineer.
I vetoed the Doctor option outright-I could already imagine being surrounded by pain, illness and death. I would suffer more than the patients around me. That, they could understand.
They coaxed, cajoled, threatened and then compromised.
A generation later, my daughter has picked the same core subjects.