How can i tell my parents that i want to be a photographer and do not want a government job? I always liked photography above everything but never realised until the way i have started feeling about it. I want a serious career in this field. My parents want to see me settling down as a government employee so that i have a good life ahead in terms of financial and social status. In India, it is a matter of proud when you are a government employee because you have a secure future. Typical Indian parents are extremely choosy when it comes about career options for their children. Being competitive with other parents regarding the achievements of their children is a kind of tradition here. I want to be a wildlife photographer. I have tried to tell them earlier but could not utter a word as i can feel the amount of hope from me and the immense amount of pressure of accountability towards the society which they think they have to face. I have more interest in anything but photography i want to be a photographer but i do not want to let them down. What should i do? I am 22. Its my first confession i would not like my name to be surfaced. Its a sincere question and confession, please try to help.