I have ambitions to serve in the military like most other people who post on here, however my parents strongly oppose me doing so for a variety of reasons. They even get angry/upset when I bring up the issue, and they have been this way about it since my childhood. Some of this in my observations is due to misconceptions about the military. For example, "my mother thinks the military is only for poor people who turn to it as the only option to get ahead in life", in addition to expressing overall misconceptions about the military. While my father also strongly says no to the idea, although his opinions and feelings are more shaped by the era he grew up in(Vietnam) then I would say any misconceptions. Lastly, overriding most of what I've mentioned is that my parents perceive the armed forces as dangerous career(where members of this forum can testify to) there is truth to that. However statistically, not any more dangerous than a long list of jobs/careers in the civilian world. So has anybody else on here been in my situation, where parental opposition to a career in the military is strong?