I am a high school senior, and I have plans to attend university while enrolling in ROTC. Some of the schools I have applied for/will apply for include Virginia Tech and Texas A&M. I know deep in my heart and mind that I want to serve this country as an officer. I can use my education and skills and apply it in the military, and when I exit, I can find a good job. However, my mother thinks otherwise. She thinks I would not be successful and not learn anything valuable. She tells me stories of how many veterans end up in the streets and have nothing. Instead, she just wants me to graduate from college and get a job. But, I don't see myself doing that. She thinks it is a waste money just so I can get trained, thinking I will not earn my degree. She doesn't want me to join after college because she plans to pay for my expenses even though I tell her I will find scholarships. She thinks it is not worth the money. She also thinks that serving is a joke. Another argument she makes to persuade me not to join is that the military is highly bureaucratic. How should I approach this?