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[tags4lyf]PEARS 18/05/07(Mon)23:38 No. 780905
780905

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soup /b/

due to this being 7chan i expect most of you to be older and more experienced than the average /adv/tard on niggertits.

i have arrived at a point in my life where i have to make some major decisions. round about 2 years ago i have graduated from high school and i really dont know what to do from here.
im currently enrolled in university for some kind of CS/math program and i cant get back into learning quite as easily as i imagined it. on the one hand i could get a bachelor in Math and CS in 3 years in case everything goes smoothly, which it wont. more relistically its like 4 years. but then what? a bachelor in mathematics is useless and just about everyone seems to have a bachelors degree in CS nowadays. i could go for a masters in math but i'm told you need a PhD to really go hard in maths or your peers wont even take a shit in your direction.
so thats another like 5 years

ive been thinking about becoming an apprentice salesman/chemist/whatever. which wouldnt be a problem for me personally its just that it would be a huge disappointment for my parents i believe. they have always been very proud and for me to airwolf up again would set the bar incredibly low. by again i mean that since my graduation i have dropped out of university after a month already.

whatever, i think im just rambling at this point.
what i am asking of you, anonymous, is to share some of your coming-of-age stories. it doesnt even have to do anything with my particular problem at all, just share something. i need inspiration

pic unrelated


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Conductor Cat 18/05/08(Tue)00:44 No. 780906
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>i need inspiration
Don‘t ask for advice on Imageboards!


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h 18/05/08(Tue)00:52 No. 780907

Maybe you should worry less about what your parents think and more about what you want out of your life.


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Optimus Prime 18/05/08(Tue)01:08 No. 780910

Equally sound advice are equally sound: >>780906 >>780907
>>780905
>a bachelor in
anything gets you out of that hole.


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herp 18/05/08(Tue)01:18 No. 780911

>>780907
what did you do after high school?


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derp 18/05/08(Tue)01:21 No. 780914
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>>780910
>anything
One thing?


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Panawave 18/05/08(Tue)01:29 No. 780915

>>780911
Went to college and received two degrees that are completely inapplicable to the career I have now.


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Steve 18/05/08(Tue)05:01 No. 780917

>>780915
Having a degree is about all companies really give a shit about. If you have work experience to show you're a stellar computer programmer but your degrees are in veterinary medicine they're not even going to bat an eye at the incongruity. For all the internet cares about person X having a degree in X to be able to have a valid opinion about X, in the real world nobody gives a crap. It's what you claim you can do and the experience that shows you can do it that matters, the trifling paperwork is just to keep the filthy riffraff away from our pool of hot secretaries.

That being said, if you want to get into the education field, then it's different. Education is the one place where degrees are normally relevant to your job and if they aren't they expect you to get one that is. You must feed the beast to be able to ride.


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zeneslev 18/05/08(Tue)06:17 No. 780920
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Go to school, figure out which classes you like the most, and take the degree with those kinds of classes. I'm about to finish up a BA and it is a lot of hard work. Not very many people can do it, and don't listen to those NEETS on image boards who tell you education is a waste.

If you want to do chemistry you can go to school for that. But if you want a career in the chemistry field you need near perfect grades and at least a masters, so just want to make sure you're being realistic. Don't drop out again unless you want to be one of those people who completes a BA in their thirties.

Other than that there's no real coming-of-age, because life isn't a narrative it's just a flow of semi-connected events guided by fortunes ever-turning wheel. I've never really had an "a ha!" moment where everything just kinda worked out and i went from being a child to a man. Instead it was just a lot of self-reflection and talking to people older than me and aging really quickly in school...I have friends in the party scene I don't talk to during the semester because, well, who can party on a Wednesday during school?...anyways they always tell me I've aged at least twenty years after school wraps up. So, that's how I age, I guess, but I really feel about the same as when I started, just a little more bitter and depressed compared to right after I graduated high school. But I did more cool things.

Moral of the story: your life isn't a book stop wanting to "read" it


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Spiderman 18/05/09(Wed)00:04 No. 780927

>>780920
thanks for your input dude. ill try to get trough university while looking for other shit, just in case.


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Lorf 18/05/09(Wed)01:56 No. 780928

“Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'” - Isaac Asimov


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Panawave 18/05/09(Wed)21:37 No. 780932

>>780928
what if my ignorance is knowledge D:


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Optimus Prime 18/05/10(Thu)06:45 No. 780942

>>780932
It's not


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Optimus Prime 18/05/14(Mon)05:46 No. 780984

just made a thread about this on 4chan (yeah, i know but...)

TO THOSE ABOUT TO GRADUATE H.S. AND ARE CONSIDERING COLLEGE.

if you are going to a 4 year college and don't know what you are going to want to major in, you should SERIOUSLY consider a community college to get your pre-reqs out of the way.

The game changed with college in the last decade. Don't let it airwolf you.

If you are worried about majors, if you want money/security do computer shit. If you are an artist majoring in art is risky, but you will enjoy it and meet good people (though you could meet them if you seek them out in college).

Seriously, don't airwolf yourself with loans ESPECIALLY IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT TO MAJOR IN. I have friends currently that are 25 and in 80k worth of debt STILL with no sign of getting out. You think you're miserable now, THAT'S airwolfing miserable.

Consider a trade. Seriously. Be willing to work with your hands-- it pays, and it will mature you while you determine what you want to do with your life.

Just DO NOT airwolf yourself with debt mom. Trying to be as fatherly as my oldfag (24) ass can be after seeing some shit with this.


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zeneslev 18/05/17(Thu)20:47 No. 781012

tldr do what you enjoy doing.


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Lorf 18/05/18(Fri)01:19 No. 781013

45 year old multimillionaire here, i went to college and that where i learned how to manufacture illegal drugs
there isn't money in doing anything legal, only crime pays
there is no such thing as a happy wageslave
not even joking, don't waste your time and money in school, you will regret it


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zeneslev 18/05/18(Fri)04:23 No. 781015

>>781013
>and that where i learned
nothing


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Bill 18/05/19(Sat)07:42 No. 781031

>>780905
you're a airwolfing dumbass for asking this advice on an image board. Are you serious about getting your life on track? talk to anyone else in real life


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ian 18/05/19(Sat)09:14 No. 781032

>>781013
>there isn't money in doing anything legal
Not with your IQ there isn't.

I look forward to hearing you whine about asset forfeiture laws.


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Anonymous 18/05/19(Sat)12:33 No. 781038

>>781032
Not that I disagree, >>781013 is probably going to end up penniless and imprisoned, but I also can't say his sentiment is entirely without merit. I know several small business owners; all of them bent or broke rules at some point to get to where they are. From what the media reports about big business people, seems like it only gets worse as the stakes get higher.

Full-time black-market dealing never ends well, but I do think you need to have some moral flexibility--and willingness to ignore the law--to make more money than you really need.


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Marisa Kirisame 18/05/19(Sat)12:40 No. 781039
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>>781037
But you have to be careful because people who spend every waking moment trying to make money end up raising horrid children.


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Nyan Cat 18/05/19(Sat)12:43 No. 781040

Truth: >>781039


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tee 18/05/20(Sun)22:10 No. 781060

>>781039
Is that wht 95% of the worlds billionaires are Leftists?


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r000t 18/05/20(Sun)22:53 No. 781061

>>781060
>billionaires are Leftists
Stop.


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Miku Fanboy 18/05/21(Mon)22:26 No. 781077
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>>781061


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Anonymous 18/05/22(Tue)07:28 No. 781083
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>>781061


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Sazpaimon 18/05/26(Sat)13:34 No. 781146
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Challenging fields like CS are in demand no? Most bachelor's degrees are worthless. If you are a Amerifag, which I'm assuming, then finish school sooner rather than later and find an apprenticeship in the meantime. Many places give part-time, no benefits (out of school). Shit sucks mayne.


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Lorf 18/05/26(Sat)17:15 No. 781150
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>>781146
>Many places give part-time, no benefits (out of school)
That's called an internship, and only morons don't sign up for them as regularly as possible while attending school, since it builds a history of work experience that you'll need to get an actual job.

The problem with most schools are that they teach you theory but don't teach mechanics. Internships are supposed to teach you mechanics. Nobody wants to hire someone fresh out of school for gobs of money because you have to unlearn all the pointless bullshit they taught you and learn how to actually do your job.

The only time that's not true is when you're going into the education field. Then all that bullshit they taught you is just perfect because then you can pass it along to the next group. Just hope you enjoy getting paid shit wages because we don't believe in paying educators a living wage.


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Bill 18/07/27(Fri)18:21 No. 782301

>>781146
How did this photographer get their cat to look so worried?
I have never known a cat to look worried; let alone comprehend that a knife is a threatening object.

If you really grab a cat and pin it to the ground in anger like this with or without the knife, I'm pretty sure it's going to be screeching and clawing the ever-living-airwolf out of you--not looking worried.


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Lorf 18/07/28(Sat)18:03 No. 782312

>>782301
Just off camera, his dick is in it's butt.



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