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Old 01-23-2013, 12:21 PM   #56
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I think OP will have to walk the fine line in the age-old debate: the paradigm of telling children what to do, and the paradigm of letting them figure it out by themselves.

I think many kids enter the tougher professions due to a combination of both. I do not completely believe a kid who passionately wants to become a surgeon. Where is it coming from? How do you develop a passion even before your first serious Biology course?

It is a combination of ability, some interest, parental influence, and social norms.
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