He Told His Goddaughter She Was Making a Bad Career Move, but Her Parents and His Wife Told Him To Butt Out

A man recently asked for some advice after it seemed he’d upset his best friend by suggesting his daughter was making a mistake. Here’s what happened.

He Was Her Godfather

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A 41-year-old man’s best friend, Mike, had a daughter, Chloe, and due to their good friendship, Mike asked the man to be Chloe’s godfather.

They Had a Good Relationship

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Over the years, the relationship between the man and Chloe got stronger, and he even helped her out with her schoolwork and on various different projects.

She Was Good at School

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The man was particularly keen to help out when it came to schoolwork because he could see how academically gifted Chloe was. He said, “She always got top grades.”

They Thought She’d Go To Medical School

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Chloe said that she wanted to be a doctor from a young age, and she didn’t change her mind as she got older. The man and Chloe’s parents all assumed she’d pick a good medical school to go to when the time came.

They Moved Away

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Mike, his wife, and Chloe moved away, and although the man kept in touch with them all online, he didn’t get to see them as much as he had done and became less involved in Chloe’s life.

They Met for Dinner

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When Chloe was 17, the group all met up for dinner. It was a good chance to catch up after what had been quite a few years of not seeing one another in person.

He Asked About School

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The man said, “I asked Chloe what medical school she’d be attending, and she told me that she didn’t want to do that anymore.”

She Wanted to Be a Gardener

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The man was shocked when Chloe told him she wanted to become a gardener instead.

It Was Due To Her Anxiety

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Chloe’s parents explained that Chloe had decided being a doctor would be bad for her anxiety, as it was such a responsible and literally life-and-death kind of job. She would much prefer something that would allow her to enjoy her work alone, and since she loved nature, being a gardener made sense.

The Man Wasn’t Pleased

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The man couldn’t believe what he was hearing. Chloe had always had dreams of becoming a doctor, and it felt as though she was throwing those dreams away for an easier job.

He Said She Was Making a Mistake

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The man couldn’t hold his feelings in and said how surprised he was and that he thought Chloe was making a mistake.

Everyone Went Quiet

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At that, everyone went quiet, and the meal became extremely uncomfortable.

He Was Told Off

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Just as everyone was saying their goodbyes, Mike spoke to the man and told him that he’d upset Chloe because it was her choice and she needed to be happy. The man’s wife said pretty much the same thing on the way home.

Was He Wrong?

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Was the man wrong to question Chloe’s career choice, or should he have accepted her decision to become a gardener instead of a doctor?

The Internet Responded

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One person said, “Mind your business. What’s wrong with wanting to work outside? Good exercise, nature.”

Another said, “Adults only expect children to follow their dream jobs if their dream jobs are big, stable money makers.”

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