william shakespeare’s son confronted his father one day to talk about something that had been on his mind for a while.
“dad,” the son began, “i need to tell you something.”
“go ahead,” william shakespeare replied.
“i - i don’t want to be a playwright. i want to be a mathematician.”
“but son!” his father exclaimed, “you were going to be a great playwright, and follow in my footsteps!”
“i’m sorry dad,” the son said solemnly, “but i write sines, not tragedies.”