Is it normal to be discouraged to pursue an occupation because of it's stereotype, etc?

I want to be a police officer, but there are people who view the police as brutal people, (which is credited to the fact that there are some brutal police officers out there.) This view discourages me of being a police officer, because I do not want some child to look at me and see me as someone to be feared, as... show more I want to be a police officer, but there are people who view the police as brutal people, (which is credited to the fact that there are some brutal police officers out there.)

This view discourages me of being a police officer, because I do not want some child to look at me and see me as someone to be feared, as opposed to someone that they can kind of trust.
3 answers 3