the Schwarzschild Ulna (aeolian_harp) wrote in thequestionclub,
the Schwarzschild Ulna

So I know this community is probably the wrong one to ask...

Because you'll all put me in my place, but that's what I want you to do.

I want to apply to a Master's program. My dad thinks that further education for me is a complete waste of time and money. He does not understand how anyone could possibly do anything to enhance their life unless it directly involves making money. Also, I was the only person in my family that didn't at some point study business, and he kind of disapproves of studying any subject besides business, especially liberal arts.

The point is, even to apply, I have to prove that I have a certain amount of money that is WAY more than I have. I most likely won't even do the program. I want to, and I want to at least try to get in, but the odds are I won't go. But I still want to apply to see if I can get in.

So should I even bother asking my parents to produce a document that states one of them has this amount of money (I don't have to give the school any money, and the tuition is free, I just have to supply proof that I have enough money to pay for living expenses) or should I suck it up and not even try because he'll just tell me how stupid it is?

I would, of course, work out some way to pay him back eventually, and would probably be able to pay back about 25% of the money immediately after I graduated, but I'm sure he doesn't care about that.
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