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This illustration was inspired by two things. The first was after listening to an podcast episode on "Life Matters" about parental expectations. The second came after observing some of the doctors that I work alongside at the hospital and how they don't look like they enjoy what they doing. I have often wondered what the percentage is of students studying highly respected or high earning professions, start along these career pathways due to parental or family expectation. After all those years of effort studying, enormous money outlay for University fees plus expectations from family around you, it must be extremely difficult to have the courage to speak up about no longer wanting to be in this profession. The Life Matters podcast episode about parental expectations raised an interesting question about whether it is better for a child to be brought up with parental expectations or no expectations at all. I can see the problems arise when the extremes are in play. Having parents with