In which everyone who knows him and his family expects Robb Stark to take economics in college so he can follow in his father’s footsteps and run the family firm, but he proceeds to surprise them by picking law with the goal of working in social services.
People do ask him why such a choice. He always shrugs and replies that sometimes you don’t necessarily want the things everyone assumes you might.
(He never tells people that it’s because his half-brother only was officially adopted into the family after a long, exhausting procedure and because the system failed his best friend over and over until he stopped trying telling social workers in school that no, he didn’t have bruises all over his arms because he fell from the stairs, and that he’s been wanting to do something to change it since he can remember wanting to do something for a living. The people who should know, do. For the rest, he doesn’t really care.)
Not long after he starts working, he decides that he’s not going to mind his business in the face of cuts to his field and to education, and proceeds to surprise most people in his parents’s not exactly progressive circle all over again, when he joins a union along with getting a party subscription, and campaigns for being a representative not long later. When asked what they think of it, Ned and Catelyn Stark usually smile and reply that they’re happy he’s out doing what he wants and doing good in the world, and if it’s not what they thought he’d grow up to be, well, is it even such a big deal?