I don't know if this is even the right place for this thread, but I don't know what to do. I finally worked up the courage to tell my father about my dream of entering the academy. I poured my heart out about how this has always been my dream and how I want to protect our liberty and the great chemistry program they have at the academy. His response: "So, you just want to fight for our country and kill yourself" I don't know what to do or think at this point. This has always been my dream (secret dream) and I can't live my life with regret. If I don't go to the academy it will be because I'm not worthy enough but not because I did not try my hardest. I don't want to live with regrets for the rest of my life. If anyone has any similar parental opposition or any thoughts it would be greatly appreciated because I am getting really stressed out. Junior year is stressful enough without this getting piled on top. Thank you for any replies.