Never laugh at someone when they tell you their dreams. Ever.
If someone tells you that their dream in life is to own a duck farm and learn how to communicate with said ducks; you ask them if there is anything within your power that you could do to help them.
You don’t chuckle and say that it’s ridiculous.
You don’t tell them that they are wasting their time.
You don’t tell them that it’s a waste of their college degree, especially if you’re someone who has done nothing to contribute to any part of their education, whether it be financial or moral support.
How dare you judge the dream of another? Sure. Maybe it’s not a typical office job or even a steady life guaranteed, but if it’s what is going to make them happy, why would you scoff at that? Isn’t the end goal to be happy? Why should they conform to what your dream for them is if in the long run it just makes them as miserable as you are?
It’s not that they need your help or your guidance, but just the notion that even though it’s not your preference, you will support their decision because you love them.
I just don’t see why it’s so hard.