When a family has a long-standing tradition, it can be hard for an individual to break away and pursue their own path. This is the dilemma facing an 18-year-old girl, whose family has a five-generation tradition of joining the military. Despite her family's expectations, she wants to pursue her own dreams. However, when she tells her mom, a huge fight ensues. Is she the a**hole for not carrying on her family's tradition? Follow this story to find out what happens when family expectations clash with personal choice.
Breaking Family Tradition: AITA for Refusing to Join the Military?
Breaking family military tradition: 18F refuses to join. 🙎
Breaking the cycle: refusing to join the military 👊
Mom's forcing military on me, AITA for refusing? 🤔
Breaking family tradition: OP questions joining military after tragedy.
👨✈️Breaking tradition: refusing military service? Share your thoughts!
Standing up for myself: AITA for refusing to join military?
Breaking family tradition: refusing to join the military 😭
For five generations, the oldest member of this family joins the military, but this 18-year-old girl wants to break the tradition. The pressure from her family has been mounting as her mother, who was in the army, has been forcing her to take fitness courses and study for the ASVAB. However, the recent talk of becoming an officer was the final straw. After the death of her younger brother, she has been going along with the tradition but now she has decided to stand up for herself. Her mother is disappointed and called her a disappointment for not following the tradition. But, does she have a right to choose? Let's dive into the comments and reactions to find out what people think about this situation.
Army veteran supports OP's decision to refuse joining military 🇺🇸
Military brats unite! 🤝 Choosing to not follow in your parents' footsteps is always a brave decision. #NTA
Living for two 👯♀️: A heartwarming exchange about self-prioritization.
Vets agree: Only join military if it's your personal desire ✌️
Breaking tradition doesn't make you an a**hole! 💪
Breaking family tradition: Commenter chooses education over forced military service 😎
Joining the military is a big decision. NTA 😊
Breaking family traditions doesn't make you an a**hole. NTA 👍
Congratulations on your college acceptance and scholarship wins 🎉
Veteran offers advice on military service - NTA ✍️
Prioritize your own well-being. NTA! ❤
Breaking family tradition: autonomy vs. military service 🔊
Breaking a family 'tradition' - NTA for not joining military 🙅♂️
Choosing not to continue family military tradition. NTA 🎖️
Breaking free from toxic family: NTA. Live for yourself 👏
Follow your passions and ignore family pressure! 🙌
Live your life for you ✨
Future Officer or Backup Plan? 🤔 Navigating Parental Pressure.
Breaking tradition and making tough decisions. 👊
Breaking family tradition: Following your own path is not selfish ❤️
Breaking family 'tradition': Refusing military draft. NTA 👍
Breaking free from family pressure to join the military 🙅🏽♂️
Army Veteran supports OP’s decision to not join military. ✊
Live your life for yourself, not for others. 🙌
Breaking tradition: NTA for refusing military. Family expectations unfair.
Starting a new tradition 🎉 #MilitaryNotForMe #NTA
Breaking tradition and choosing your own path. 🚶♂️ NTA
Supportive veteran parent encourages son to choose his own path ✌️
Breaking free from family traditions 🏃♂️👋 You are NTA!
A grieving mother and a daughter's career choice. Navigating emotions 💔
Breaking tradition & joining the military - NTA for refusing.
Military not for everyone. NTA for choosing your path.
Protect yourself: Woman shares concerns about military enlistment.
Don't live someone else's dream. Follow your own passion! ❤
Choosing not to join the military is voluntary. #NTA 🙌
Following someone else's dream is a waste of time 💭
Breaking a family tradition. Not the a**hole for choosing differently.
Breaking tradition and standing up for oneself. 🙌
Live life on your own terms 👌
Breaking a family military tradition can be tough. NTA for choosing.
Respectful boundaries: Choosing the military is a personal choice 👍
Take control of your future! 🚀 NTA for not joining the military.
Military family shuns top 2% ASVAB scorer for avoiding service 😔
👍 Choosing your own path: NTA for refusing military service.
Follow your passion, NTA. It's your life, not theirs. 👍
Mom's unreasonable expectations result in NTA verdict for child.
Choose your own path 🛣️. Don't let family traditions define you.
Breaking tradition: Refusing military service is not a**hole move 👍
Breaking free from tradition and following your passion 🙌
Choose your own path 🛣️: Breaking family traditions is tough
Choose your own path! 🌳 NTA for refusing military enlistment.
Supportive comment highlights mother's hurtful behavior towards child. 💔
Breaking family traditions doesn't make you the a**hole. NTA 🙌
Breaking the mold 🚫👨✈️: Family pressures shouldn't dictate your career path
Standing up to a cult-like family pushing military service 🙅♂️
Hilarious comment and replies on childbirth, definitely NTA.
Respecting personal choice: NTA, do what feels right for you 🙌
Follow your dreams, not family tradition. 👍
Taking a stand against imperialism. NTA 👍🏽
Supportive comment with humorous remark. 🤣
Choosing a career is not a tradition. NTA 🙌