I find this story to be so inspirational. This young gentleman wouldn't let his father stop him from pursuing his dream of becoming a chef, and he stood up for himself against his father. Plus, he even helped his father get back to doing what he loved as a teen, which was dancing.
"If you have a dream and you know it's the right one, you just don't need to get influenced by other people's opinions. And, in case you give up on something you really like, it will just find its way back to you anyway. Keep dreaming and go towards it, and you will be all right. Take my word." -Derek
My own words:
Follow your dreams... Go towards what you're truly interested in. If it truly becomes your passion, keep on with it as long as you wish. Don't ever care about other people's opinions, and don't ever let anything discourage you.
In case you don't nail your subject of interest in the beginning, it doesn't mean you're dumb or stubborn, and it isn't the end of the world. You're only human, and you wouldn't be human if you never once screwed up. Everybody screws up; there is no such thing as perfect people. It can take time to excel at certain things. So, if you really wish to excel at your subject of interest, keep on trying and don't ever give up. There's no need to rush, take one step at a time. The more you study and practice with heart, the bigger chance you'll improve. You just have to believe in yourself, even if no one believes in you.
Like the guy in the video said... In case you give up on something you love, it can just find its way back to you anyway.
I'm aware that some parents are overprotective of their children, as they worry too much about their children. But, in my opinion... Life is too short to be worried and unhappy all the time, and so everybody must conquer their fears. Everybody should learn to be strong, to be bold (brave and self-confident), to stand up for what they believe in, to pursue their dreams, and to have self-pride.
Last Edit: May 19, 2020 9:29:12 GMT -2 by Rikki Jo
I can really relate to this. I definitely love donuts too...especially Dunkin' Donuts, but I also love many other sweets and desserts. For all my life, I have been very sweet-toothed and eating sweets and desserts regularly.
I also eat crispy savory snacks and fast food occasionally; I love all those as well.
However, I'm always being sure to give myself the nutrition I need. I even enjoy meat and veggie meals, salads, fruit smoothies, and 100% fruit juices.
Plus, I normally feel energetic and get physically active, and I weigh a lot less than 300 pounds.
"I'm sure there are plenty of people out there who eat stuff others think are harmful. As long as they don't have any side effects, I think all of us should be able to enjoy what we love without everyone acting so judgmental." -Alex
I've also heard other stories about people living on guilty pleasure foods, and like the donut story...they make me feel like I'm not alone in this case.
I'm totally grateful to have fallen in love with Joaquín (Rob's Riverdale character), because it led me to the opportunity to see what a beautiful and amazing soul Rob is.
He may have his flaws, but he is human, and I don't judge him as I know who he is at heart. I love and support him unconditionally.
(Just because these people often appear in the media, it doesn't make them any less human. Everybody is human, and we all have our flaws.)
I'm also really impressed and amazed by how far Rob has come. He's an actor, musician, model, and current ambassador of Fendi (an Italian fashion company). He's posed in numerous photoshoots, he's been featured in numerous magazines, he's done numerous interviews, and he's attended numerous star-studded events. He's also made appearances in a music video and a couple of Dr. Pepper ads. He's even worked with BOTH Cole and Dylan Sprouse. He's a rising talent!