SO this morning I was told by my grandfather that my lil sis who is applying to undergrad schools thinks I am putting way to much emphasis on getting into med school to the point where she no longer feels important. Al I told her was to look at more state schools bc they were cheaper and with me going to medical school as well, there will be a much bigger burden on my family in the upcoming years (especially since my Mom is in school too). All i wanted to say was that it is MUCH harder to get into college now than it was 5 years ago when I applied and that she should look into more backup schools and that cheaper ones like UMD may be better than the expensive ones. However, she took this the wrong way and seems to think that me getting into medical school and spending 30 grand a year means she has to attend community college no matter where she gets in. Granted I realize now that I may not have been clear when I said what I said but the truth is I would put here lightyears before myself when it comes to being happy. I mean she is my lil sis and all i want is for her to experience the same type of great college experience I had. Is that too much to ask? So I ask you, my compadres, am I jerk for ebing overly realistic to my lil sis? Or, have we all kinda placed ourselves before others without realizing it?