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post #16 of 37
^ Makes sense. I've gotten so used to general abuse from our customers I guess I just don't see much of a bright flowery future ahead, considering I don't have any other career paths.
post #17 of 37
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^ Makes sense. I've gotten so used to general abuse from our customers I guess I just don't see much of a bright flowery future ahead, considering I don't have any other career paths.
post #18 of 37
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With my college education that won't be worth much and my general ability to do my current job well I don't see any reason to change what I will be doing with my life. I honestly don't enjoy anything else enough anyway.
post #19 of 37
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at 19 i was depressed because of my where my job was located and had no where to go where i did not need a body guard.

Iraq or Afghanistan?
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
Just don't go to law school.
Fear not, I don't want to.
post #21 of 37
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Iraq or Afghanistan?

west africa, but not the few decnt places like ghana. i spet most of my time in nigeria.
post #22 of 37
dude at your age I was piss drunk 80% of the time, only remember patches of those years. But I got through college in 4 years and graduated at 22, so thats all that matters. I didnt have optimism, per se, I was oblivious to the world outside the frat house.

Now Im 26 and kinda beat down, been through 4 "real" jobs and laid off once. No real clearly defined career path. Just kinda skating through until inspiration happens. Wish I had my shit straight and new what I was doing.
post #23 of 37
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With my college education that won't be worth much and my general ability to do my current job well I don't see any reason to change what I will be doing with my life. I honestly don't enjoy anything else enough anyway.
The bolded part is the important aspect. If that ever changes, look for something different.
post #24 of 37
At 19, my mother had just died of cancer the third time around. I had dropped out of highschool so I could help out my family with her care, as well as that of a disabled sibling and a grandfather with Alzheimer's. We were far from rich and pretty gutted by lots of uncovered medical expenses. So no, I had no sense of blind optimism. I was, however, pretty determined to get everything back on track in my life regardless of circumstances. Have done pretty well since then, got my degree, a good job in my field, am now looking to parlay all of that experience into three more years of school, a better job and an even better life. ~ H
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At 19, my mother had just died of cancer the third time around. I had dropped out of highschool so I could help out my family with her care, as well as that of a disabled sibling and a grandfather with Alzheimer's. We were far from rich and pretty gutted by lots of uncovered medical expenses. So no, I had no sense of blind optimism. I was, however, pretty determined to get everything back on track in my life regardless of circumstances. Have done pretty well since then, got my degree, a good job in my field, am now looking to parlay all of that experience into three more years of school, a better job and an even better life. ~ H
Very inspiring. I'm glad it all worked out so well, though I'm sorry to hear of your loss.
post #26 of 37
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Originally Posted by nerdykarim View Post
Yes, very blind optimism at 19. It went away at ~21-22. Now I'm optimistic again at 23 years old, but I don't think my optimism is blind anymore.

+1 The same with me. I went into college not knowing what I wanted to do. I picked education and was not happy with it. But now, I'm on my way travel and teach aboard. So things can change a lot.

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At 19, my mother had just died of cancer the third time around. I had dropped out of highschool so I could help out my family with her care, as well as that of a disabled sibling and a grandfather with Alzheimer's. We were far from rich and pretty gutted by lots of uncovered medical expenses. So no, I had no sense of blind optimism. I was, however, pretty determined to get everything back on track in my life regardless of circumstances. Have done pretty well since then, got my degree, a good job in my field, am now looking to parlay all of that experience into three more years of school, a better job and an even better life.

~ H

post #27 of 37
When I was 19 I'd already served 1 year in the RAF Regiment.
post #28 of 37
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Did you guys also have a sense of blind optimism when you were 19 that no matter what happened everything will turn out great for you?

No.

Well, maybe. I've always played a bit fast and loose, because I figure that on raw intelligence alone I'll always be able to support myself. Barring a disability, drug addiction or tragic mistake (like knocking someone up...), I'm pretty comfortable with my ability to create decent outcomes.
post #29 of 37
just dont plan ahead, life never plays out the way you think it will..
post #30 of 37
At 19, I thought that most women dated me for my Mustang. Now much older and don't own a car, I knew I was right then.

A lot of your viewpoints about life and the world at 19 will prove to be more correct then you might think.
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