The world and your family wants you to to be a professional, I would guess they want you to be skilled.
The family and world needs you to survive.
To have a skill these days is the only sure way to ensure a wage in the future.
You might want to look into apprenticeship as this too is a sure fire way to ensure a wage in the future.
I would say your family and life is subtly starting to give you the reign of the head of the family.
Are you an only child or do you have siblings?
Because families need heads and heads need a profession and wage
But think about it an apprenticeship in the days to come and a skill under your belt will mean no matter where in the universe you ever end up you will always be able to pay the bills.
A TRADE is what we ought all have in our youth given ourselves.
And if you are still youthful enough to think you don't need a J.O.B you may be running out of time to get a good one.
If you are TRADE marked you and your family will never go hungry ever again.
Think about it, what would you like to be able and willing at to ensure money in your pocket for the rest of your life?
If you still have time You don't have to define yourself by your job, but just start thinking what would I like to be doing for the next 70 years, what duty and job would I most like to do for the rest of my life?
What could I stand to be doing 50 years from now as a last resort?
Train for a summer or two and have the skill under your belt and that way where ever you travel in this world you will be able to put food in your stomach and hold your trousers up.
I hate to be the tider of bad omens but the world is going soon to go through a global shift of humanic proportions, our grandfathers may indeed be correct there will soon be little room to be a human being and instead we must all start being persons.
And a person always must contribute to what ever may be left of humanity of which we are likely to have to settle for and call humanity just society instead.
Cover you and your families back.
Start thinking about a TRADE you could have under your belt, something that would make you a prize to what ever government will be ruling us in the future.
It does not need to be your life's work, but just err on the side of safety and make sure you are a prize to society, make sure your TRADE is something sought after and will always be needed.
Think to your self what does the world always need, what could I stand to be needed for?
Are you going to go to college?
Think also and possibly instead an apprenticeship, you know college is quickly becoming obsolete and the pass time of the privileged.
Besides if you have a secure job and are always in demand therefore solid you are going to be the one who has options, you are going to be the one who has the time to play, instead of the rest of the world who spent all there youth dreaming, you will be in the front of the pack.
Think what does the world always need that you would be happy to be and do for it?
Perhaps a plumber or carpenter or a teacher (but only the elite in the teaching field get any money) so I suppose the first real question you need to ask yourself is how important for my future and my families security is MONEY?
If you think money is important become a carpenter and study to be a teacher in your spare time.
Sorry to go on, I have more to say but i don't want to be sounding like a bad facsimile of a guidance counciler.
So will let this sink in.
Maybe you want to work with animals?
Think what do I want to be able to afford in life and what do I want to go to each day and not want to blow my brains out for.
Get in on the ground floor.
The weak are soon going to be picked off in the coming of this new 'society' based world, I just want you to be strong and to be safe.
Because I know by being a dreamer my days are numbered, unless I can convince others of the worth of my dreams.
The day ideology died is a comin,
be skilled pay the bills.
I personally would like to be a nurse and may be taking some training myself in this area soon, the pay may be crappy but the rewards will be a life that is indispensable.
You don't know life till you've worked in a hospital, there is some living and dying philosophy going on right there.
Think if I were on a desert island would they want to keep me around longer and eat the others first.