I think we all wish we could have discovered ERE earlier, even a few months earlier would have saved me a few thousand dollars in dumb shit. On the other hand, I really really really enjoyed partying my face-off in University and I probably wouldn't have done that knowing about ERE.TheRedHare wrote:It's not that I hate ERE, but I am just pissed that I didn't discover this shit or had someone guide me to help make smart decisions when I was young and dumb.
I'm jealous at most ERE people bc they've seemed to start out with very little to no debt at all and majored in something practical that they were good at, had good teachers, practical advice, and make decent money. I'm sorry if those of you reading this think I'm a little shit, but I'm mostly angry at my situation and I'd hope you'd understand.
You have a right to be jealous. Whether or not that's a healthy feeling being beside the point. If it helps, I also feel like a little shit because I had STEM educated parents who guided me to the "right" decisions. I know that sounds weird but when I get talking with friends and the topic turns to struggling with debt or finding jobs, I feel very embarrassed.
That's a fantastic way to look at the change up. I can't emphasize how much I like this decision. As a salary man doing the bare minimum (which is apparently considered great work by everyone's standards ????), huge respect for you.TheRedHare wrote:Another reason for the switch is because of the complex and challenging work. Although writing policy has helped in understanding technology as a whole, I've become very bored and complacent with my work. I was a afraid of falling into the "salary man that does the bare minimum" type, as it seems that my work doesn't seem to matter as much.
I look at working for my cousin as a apprenticeship. In exchange for my cheap labor, he teaches me his valuable skill. I'm sure that within a couple of years I would be able to seek out my own work.
I won't quote the childhood post but it sounded rough. You've clearly turned out well all things considered Bullying is such a fucked up thing. I can't really relate past that as mine was about as opposite as can be. From the early reading all the way to having a very atheist dad haha.