I never met the expectations of me. I doubt I ever will. I don't particularly want to either for that matter.
My parent's goals and expectations of me rely pretty much solely upon making money at any cost, regardless of anything else sacrificed. Who cares if yeu hate yeur job, yeur life, yeu die alone, miserable, and loathed, as long as yeu have lots of money it's all good! ...right?
I completely disagree with the ideology, and view money as merely a means to my ends. I want to enjoy myself in life more than anything else, all things such as love and entertainment stems from this. Yeu can find enjoyment on a budget, as yeu can while rich. Money doesn't make 'fun' happen, it just opens the access to different types of fun. I've done alot of mountain skiing, it's great fun. The freezing cold and often pain afterwards is not so fun. A skiing trip costs alot of money for a day or two trip... I could buy ALOT of video games I'd have just as much fun with on the same budget, and they'd last far longer than a day or two.
Does that mean I'll never ski? No, it just means I won't really care if I don't get to, it's fun, but it requires alot of money to do it, and it's not really any 'better' than whot I do now, it's just 'different'.
Whot I'm doing now my parents would HATE if they knew I was going to an art college for video game design... but I rather enjoy it. I've been taking to it with great zeal and enjoy the work. Sure there'll be long hours and days of total SUCK, same with any other job, but I can feel accomplished in the end, show my stuff off and be proud of it, and know I made something that I can enjoy, and that I can share with friends.
That and the whole modeling thing really is pretty fun. Even after making like my 5th penguin, and going back to like the second one made and blowing a few hours straight on it today cleaning up the model in monotonous labour... I actually liked doing it. Even though pretty much everyone, even the instructors, were saying I was going to learn to hate that quickly XD
I don't mind repetitive tasks so long as there's creativity in each; an example given in one class was that for one of the GTA games, there was a group of designers tasked with... garbage. Nothing but garbage. Every single day, garbage. Garbage bags, pop cans, tinfoil wrappers, chip bags, etc, day in and day out, for several months straight.
And yeu know whot? I'd actually have fun doing that. Every piece would be perfected, each one a new challange to overcome, each design a new idea to show off even if it's something small and overlooked; but that's the POINT... good garbage and props and side things yeu SHOULDN'T notice... yeu only notice them when they're done BAD.
But that's the thing, I will enjoy my life doing such. I will probably eventually make 6 figures, which's descent for the line of work. Honestly if I didn't make 7 though I'd be considered a failure, so go figure. Sigh.
Well whot can yeu do. Some expectations aren't worth trying to match. Yeu just have to learn that sometimes, people are stupid. Even if they're related to yeu. Respecting yeur elders, and yeur parents, requires them to deserve that respect in the first place.