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By HandlerOfDragons123, history, 14 months ago, In English

My parents stopped letting me do competitive programming until I get all 98%+ in school which is impossible because some teachers are very hard (AP Physics C average quiz grade 70%). I love competitive programming with all my heart, and it is what motivates me in everything. I hold it very dear to my heart.I love it; I don't think any words can express it. Graph Theory, DP, etc--all give me joy. I've been waking up at 6am and going bed 11pm to do it. I put my heart in it.

However, my parents do not agree with it and compared it to Fortnite. They said I'm wasting my time and that school is great and I should do more schoolwork. Neither of them have any experience with competitive programming and have no idea what they're talking about. It's my passion, and I want to pursue it further. How do I convince them? I've tried explaining but they think schoolwork is great and are very adamant. I even showed them William Lin's video on how he went from F to MIT (I am not getting Fs FYI I have all 95s). No avail. They are very stubborn in this. I even tried asking them for only 14 hours a week on CP, but they said not even a contest a week.

Please give me advice; I would do anything to continue practicing competitive programming.

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