Originally Posted by mrscrouge
As for me, I prefer to be outdoors & travel than stuck in a cubicle
Wow, how interesting. I don't think I've ever met anyone who prefers leisure activities to working.
Seriously, what is so hard or awful about finding a job and earning money while you're figuring out what to do with your life? Why is going to school again and not
working so much more likely to lead to ultimate happiness than spending that same time working, earning some cash, enjoying life as a self-sufficient person and maybe actually learning something about yourself in the process?
Do you think that everyone who came before you emerged from college as a fully formed human who knew exactly what they wanted to accomplish and life and exactly how to do it? Of course not! We took a job that didn't seem awful, maybe liked it, maybe hated it, maybe liked it then hated it, and then with experience in hand we moved on to something else. Lather, rinse, repeat.
There seems to be this trend among college grads of viewing their first job as some kind of life sentence, which sets them on a narrow path forever and which they wish to delay as long as possible. It's in fact the exact opposite. Endless education is the sentence, assuming it is not in furtherance of a specific goal. It burdens you with debt while simultaneously obstructing you from experiencing true independence. A job is freedom
... the freedom to not depend on others for your sustenance, the freedom to make your own career decisions, the freedom to change course and find a better path whenever the opportunity presents itself.
Personally, when I was at the end of college, I couldn't wait
to get out on my own, earning a paycheck and enjoying life as a "grown up". I felt certain that life began after
school. I was right, and life hasn't disappointed.