So i am 18 years old , and i just graduated high school with a high score . recently i got accepted into medical school and my parents are pushing me hard to study there . aside from school work , i have been extremely interested in technology , i did some extensive research on programming languages , embedded systems and micro-controller and CPU structures , at this point i am able to write fully optimized C and assembly code for AVR micro-controllers and i am now attempting to study the more advanced ARM architecture .. i enjoy this , though my parents said that it can just be a hobby for me .and that i should study medicine . i also am interested in somethings in math that my father calls useless , like bent dimensions and ultra-dimensional objects . i really enjoy math . Now studying anatomy and how the human body works sounds interesting to me and i like doing research ,the problem is , a full med-school program lasts for 11 years here in France . so i will be almost 30 by the time i graduate . the thing i am afraid of is the possibility that medical school would destroy my passion for technology and remove that tendency all together . to be honest , i am not willing to lose this since i like technology too much . that"s why i am writing this today ... will medical school remove or cancel my passion for technology ? and get me to forget everything i did study for that ? I also don't want my father's predictions to turn true .. he said that after a few years i will become more realistic and understand that medical school is the best choice for me to forge my personality , he also said that people that think like me and want to do research often end up depressed and alone (i don't know how he got that idea) . i do not want to become a materialistic person , and even though i am too young to say this , i feel that research is the only thing that can give some meaning to my life . Please pardon me for this long post and my bad literacy , i posted this because i am unable to find a solution to this matter and haven't found anyone to seriously support me . thank you .