A man had recently reached the age at which he could apply for college, and he had some petty revenge to put into action. This was due to a statement he had once overheard from his father just a few years ago, which he had remembered with spite ever since.
An Overheard Conversation
When the man was just 15 years old, he had inadvertently overheard his father making a critical remark about him. “He told his friend that I wasn’t college material”, the man explained.
Off the Hook
The man continued to recount the phone conversation. “Not only did he make this claim to his friend, but he said that it was lucky for him because it left him off the hook for paying hefty college fees.”
An Accurate Statement
At the time that he had overheard the conversation, the man admitted that he had been lazy, so to an extent, his father’s remark was true. His initial plans had only involved attending a community college trade program after completing high school.
Hatching a Plan
However, the father’s offhand comment sparked spite within the young man. His stubbornness had been triggered, something that he planned to express through a plan that he had hatched.
Determination to Prove a Point
Instead of succumbing to the negative assessment, the man resolved to work diligently and prove his father wrong. This determination set him on a path of relentless effort and ambition.
Acceptance into a Prestigious College
To his delight, the man’s plan had worked. His hard work and ambition had paid off, and he had not only graduated from high school but had also secured admission to a college that was considered superior to any institution his parents had attended.
A Costly Engineering Degree
Due to this turn of events, the man found himself midway through an expensive engineering degree program. His situation was particularly noteworthy, as his father had felt obligated to cover the significant costs of this education.
Enjoying the College Experience
Despite the financial implications for his father, the man expressed his genuine enjoyment of the college experience. He had initially put in the effort out of spite, but now he had found fulfillment and enjoyment in pursuing his engineering degree.
Revealing the Truth to His Family
Recently, the man made the decision to share his journey with his family. “Everyone found it funny except my dad and stepmom”, he laughed.
Questioning His Decisions
Whilst recognizing that his actions would perhaps have been insensitive and unnecessarily stubborn if he had hated studying, but this was not how things panned out. Considering that everything worked out for the best, he did not feel bad for his actions and simply treated the past as an amusing backstory.
The Internet’s Thoughts
Interested to hear other people’s thoughts, the man headed online to recount his story. To his joy, everyone was proud of him and the actions he took. “Nothing more satisfying than proving people wrong that think you will never amount to anything”, one commenter congratulated. “Put in the hard yards, get your degree, and enjoy your rewards when they come.”
Don’t Get Lazy
Many people agreed that the man had done nothing wrong, but only if he kept his hard work up. “The only way you’d be in the wrong would be if you go back to being lazy after you finish your degree.”
Overall, everyone found the man’s story rather wholesome. “Your dad unknowingly motivated you to move faster and better than he and your mom, and now he is frustrated that he is paying for a successful child?”, asked another reader with humor. “You are making something of your life and if daddy is maddy then who cares? Congratulations!”
One commenter pointed out that a son’s success shouldn’t be revenge. “Surely success for their child is every parent’s dream? I wouldn’t care how I motivated my son if it actually worked, so I’m not sure why your dad is upset.”
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