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Every once in a while the clock hits 2 AM before I realize it and I lay in bed staring at the blank ceiling wondering what I'm going to with my life / what career path I'm going to take. After having that lingering feeling constantly nagging me throughout high school, I'm finally in my senior year and graduation is right around the corner yet I still don't know exactly what I want to major in. All I have to go on is the hunch that I'm interested in Kinesiology or Hospitality/Culinary and I have to choose one. Then I start asking myself questions like "What if I go through with this and I don't like it in the end? It'll be too late to switch majors (tuition is anal-breaching expensive in America) and I'll be miserable with some career I don't like for the rest of my life." I feel lost. Growing up sucks

Have you found a career you're happy with? If so, how did you come to it, or how did it come to you?
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have not.

but would like to know whats the evolutionary advantage of giving that fish spiky moustaches.

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life is all about trial and error. it's unlikely you'll love something the first time you do it. and don't get upset if you change your mind half way or later because it takes time to discover what we truly want.

i think people are too focused on getting it right on the first go. but we're not gods...
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I feel this question will continue to haunt most.

As long as I am useful to someone and feel like providing a service that only I can provide, then all is good. I reach it until 2-3 years after college. Even so, I'm now looking at the next big accomplishment I want to conquer. Just gotta enjoy the journey and hope you've placed a lot of points into luck in whatever you decide to tackle.
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As far as society is concerned, everyone is replaceable.
It's only in personal relations where people have a place.
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GayAsianBoy wrote:


would like to know whats the evolutionary advantage of giving that fish spiky moustaches.



They may have up to four pairs of barbels: nasal, maxillary (on each side of mouth), and two pairs of chin barbels, even though pairs of barbels may be absent depending on the species. Many larger ones also have chemoreceptors across their entire bodies, which means they "taste" anything they touch and "smell" any chemicals in the water. Because their barbels and chemoreception are more important in detecting food, the eyes are generally small.
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nope, just do what you're happy with. You don't need to find a place, just do what you enjoy and by doing that you'll know where you'll belong
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That feeling is totally normal at your age and pretty much everyone goes through it to some degree. It's no coincidence that a preponderance of anime protagonists are aimless teens on the cusp of adulthood.

I'm a cubicle drone for a large corporation, to put it bluntly. I don't particularly love the job, but I don't absolutely hate it either. It wasn't my first choice of career, or even my fourth or fifth, but I took it out of necessity since I graduated college with a delightful amount of debt during the peak of the unemployment crisis.

While I'm aware this probably doesn't sound encouraging, I don't consider myself unhappy as there are other things in life that make up for my current job not being ideal, and one can always find work elsewhere eventually.

One suggestion would be to try a job shadow or two if you haven't already. You can probably ask your guidance counselor about setting you up in that regard, I think that sort of thing is supposed to be their job. It might help you make a decision on what you'd prefer to study.
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Yeah I'm fairly content with my position, I feel what I am doing is worthwhile to society and that the people around me value the effort I put in.
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Honestly, I took a year off of school between high school & college, & it was probably the best choice I made in a while. During that time, I was able to figure out what I wanted to do in life (become a business manager for a Japanese/American company, probably a video game company, while also learning Japanese). Also, if college is expensive for you, do the smart thing. GO TO COMMUNITY COLLEGE. It's what I'm doing now, & it's pretty cheap, & it gets you the same places. The only problem is that some people are assholes & will look down on you for it, but honestly, it doesn't matter. And the time it takes you to take the basic courses to transfer to a 4-year (or whatever you have in mind), you can figure out what you want to do in life. People change majors a lot, so there's no reason why you have to fret about it. What you want to do one year may change the next. Also, if you're worried about your major, you can always take a class or two (if possible) to test the waters, & if you know anybody in those fields, try to shadow them (or try to find someone you can follow around, or someone who is in that field who can explain what they do in greater detail). I really wish you the best of luck though. Right now is quite a confusing time for a lot of people, so don't let it get you down!
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there are people in late 20's even asking the same questions you are, so just think about it that way. You're very young and it doesn't even matter yet if you make a mistake with your career path. I never found my place in society and i'm, working in a job which does not satisfy m me; my job is all about lateral thinking and i'm good at that so it's all good. the only thing which satisfies me are my hobbies
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I'm studying to make games for a living, that is pretty awesome!
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I believe I'm on the verge of, or at the very least attaining a clear vision of what my place is in my own society, and I can tell you that my career choices have almost nothing to do with it. Only time and experience have revealed anything, and if I had to put it broadly, I would have to say that it merely had to do with some of the most basic desires I could feel at any moment. Communication, the urge to create, and the urge to problem solve - one of those the driving force behind being on this site, right now, typing this out.
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I have that feeling almost everyday too! Don't worry you are not alone
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