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Posted 11/16/14
"Standard" university is slowly killing me. Not even joking. I was hospitalized last year for severe exhaustion, where my body started to fall apart and I was in extreme pain. Every morning I wake up and ask myself "Will I just stop this today?".

My career goal is not one you can get without a college degree. You NEED one to do what I want to do. There is absolutely nothing else I want to do with my life though, so it's either suffer now and reap rewards later, or reap rewards now and suffer later.

Most of the people I know are so burned out on drugs and alcohol they rarely do anything. I don't do either, thankfully, so I'm not burned out. But the physical effects of no rest for weeks upon weeks at a time is the worst feeling in the world.

I say take the simpler route if you want. I would have, if I could. But I'm in the thick of it now, and just gotta soldier through it.
Posted 11/16/14 , edited 2/10/15

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Am I ever gonna get married and have kids??!?



alright, alright. calm it there lol.
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I actually went to a trade school instead of a university, though I may not have a degree, I do have hands-on training and was done faster plus it wasn't as expensive
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My career goal is not one you can get without a college degree. You NEED one to do what I want to do.


ok I gotta ask, is it something to do with medicine?
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AiYumega wrote:


My career goal is not one you can get without a college degree. You NEED one to do what I want to do.


ok I gotta ask, is it something to do with medicine?


No way I could never do that lol

Education
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ah yeah, my friend is wanting to become a music teacher, he tells me all the time that the work he has sucks, I think he's almost done. I'll just stick with computers
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ah yeah, my friend is wanting to become a music teacher, he tells me all the time that the work he has sucks, I think he's almost done. I'll just stick with computers


That's great. But education is the most important thing for any human being, and here in America education is falling to the wayside because of mass technology, and lazier teachers and students. We're getting stupider and stupider honestly. But that's just how it is when you have technology thinking for you I guess.



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Posted 11/16/14

AiYumega wrote:


longdanzi103 wrote:


AiYumega wrote:




ah yeah, my friend is wanting to become a music teacher, he tells me all the time that the work he has sucks, I think he's almost done. I'll just stick with computers


That's great. But education is the most important thing for any human being, and here in America education is falling to the wayside because of mass technology, and lazier teachers and students. We're getting stupider and stupider honestly. But that's just how it is when you have technology thinking for you I guess.







true the collage I went to before I switched to a trade school, the teacher I had for networking didn't really teach. everything was online for the most part. only the labs actually required use of equipment. half the class didn't learn anything and most didn't even know how to subnet. the teacher for the most part would just sit there on her phone while we worked. I went to that collage originally because they said "hands on learning" but for the most part, everything I did I could do online
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Yep. Online learning is good and all, but you need the real stuff too.
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Often times in America, kids in school are told to avoid going to community college. I'm about to apply to some schools and graduate and before I do anything, I just need to know what's so bad about community college? What do adults even do after graduating?

My grades are nowhere near university requirements?? I don't even know what I'm good at for a career?? Am I gonna survive?? Am I ever gonna get married and have kids??!?



But yeah. What have you guys done after graduating (or dropping out lol) high school? The good and the bad details??


I think it's 100% okay not to go to a big college right away and go to a community college. If you're like me the financial part of college can be really scary but community college is great to get those credits like math and English to graduate but continue to go to a bigger university for your major. Also try and find a job that has a program where it can help you pay for your schooling if you're ever worried about the money deal.

Also on your Avi it says you live in California? If you have a WinCo around you, try and get a job there because they have some programs to help you with school. I'm looking into them right now :)

And what I did after high school? Well I've been pretty much just working. I really hadn't decided what I wanted to do yet but I think I do now. As I was talking about the Winco thing... I was thinking I could get a business degree and try to be more on the business side of WinCo and work my way up the company.
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Posted 11/16/14
4 YEArS OF HELL

LOTS OF $$$$$$$$$ AFTER
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After I graduated, I went to University. I don't regret the decision completely, because I think education is important and the only way I can become what a child counselor is to complete grad school. If there was any way I could skip out though, I would. People told me college would be the best years of my life: they were wrong. in fact, they've been the worst (though, this last year is turning out okay). Drama doesn't end after high school, despite what people think. If i could redo highschool all over again, I would.

Um... well i'm told the reason people joke about Community Colleges is just because they're "easy" to get into and aren't as focused on education and challenging their students. That's just what I heard, I'm not actually sure that's true.

If you do go to college and it's near your home, live at home. IT's cheaper and the food is better. However, if you're going to college away from home... live on campus. It's part of the experience. Plus, if you live in an apartment off campus (which is cheaper.... but still) you'll miss all the fun events that go on outside of classes.Dont' go home every weekend... cuz at that point, you may as well have just stayed home.
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Posted 11/16/14
As a highschool student I find this topic to be very helpful.
Also about community college you could do two
Years and transfer to a University and complete
The other years or do you start all over? Sorry about the
stupid question.

So what I'm getting from this is to:
-plan ahead
-know what you want to do/ is good at
-don't do drugs/alcohol and take care of yourself
-if you are low on money community college is fine
-stay focused and study but don't overwork yourself
- learn important Skills to support yourself and don't give up
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Posted 11/16/14
lol, this is an amusing topic. I see lots of ppl have given plenty of great advice, but I think the best thing any young person can do is not stress about life too much because you're still young so enjoy it.

Community college is great, I went to a 4 year school after high school but during winter break and summer breaks I would take classes like english, and other electives that didn't affect my major at my local CC. So if you're considering the CC route, go for it but try to save the core classes for a university.

I graduated high school in 2002, graduated from college in 2006 with a degree in biology (because thats what all of my friends were doing) and minor in history (just for fun, minored in East Asian Civilizations). I still had no idea what I wanted to do in life after college so I took a year off and worked as a pharmacy tech thinking I might do pharmacy school. It sucked so I decided to go the med school route instead. Finished med school in 2011 and started residency. I don't know how medicine works in other countries, but in the US we typically do 4 years of college, 4 years of med school and anywhere from 3-7 years of residency until we are done and maybe even fellowship afterwards which tacks on even more years. I'm in my last year of residency and still don't know what I want to do in life so I'm just going to be a hospitalist and go back to school in my free time. I think I want to major in history this time around.

I'm 31, still single, not worrying about having kids or anything. My parents harass me about getting married everytime I go home but it doesn't phase me. 100 years ago ppl had to get married and have lots of kids early because typical life expectancy was in the 50's and child mortality was crazy high but we life in different times...but i digress lol.

Heres the best advice I ever got in life:
Work hard. Be kind. Remarkable things will come.
Posted 11/16/14
Life after high school is cold.
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