Following Dreams or Feeling the Pressure

by Brandon Woo of Winston Churchill Secondary

Many teens feel pressured to pursue more practical fields instead of fields that they’re passionate about. This pressure is especially felt by high school seniors who have to apply to universities or colleges. Which university should a student apply to? One university might have a strong sciences program and a weak arts program, while a second university might have a strong arts program and a weak sciences program. What does a student want to do? What career would lead to financial stability?

I’ve chosen to do this story because my classmates and I are feeling pressured as high school seniors. I think it’s sad that teens are sacrificing passion for practicality. I want to share their stories.