Sorry for being a douche, guys. I'll pretend to care about all your boring shit, even if you post it more than once in different threads. I'll even state something supportive and use the discussion to talk about some boring shit about myself. That's standard protocol, correct?
There is also a difference is saying people should be posting for my personal amusement, compared to saying the forum isn't your live journal. Or not. lyke i woke up and sukked cockz sweet dreams milboro lololol
Originally Posted by Mal
I don't feel an in-depth response is really necessary (since we agree on much of it), so I'll just name the major points:
High school diplomas are actually required by many jobs, where as anything more can actually make you appear over-qualified. People are hesitant to hire anyone over-qualified for a position, because they realize as soon as a better job becomes available to them they will bail.
On top of that, a bachelor's degree in psychology will not get you a "real" job. You need much more than that to do anything in the field. Certainly something like a mathematics or engineering degree would enable you to get such a job, but not a psychology degree.
I agree that doing what you love isn't always going to be economically viable, especially if you intend to raise a family. I also agree that your job need not define you. I should amend my statement from "enough to pay the bills" to "enough to live comfortably." Comfort-ability is about as relative as paying the bills, but I think it is a little easier to imagine what exactly I mean.
Okay. So getting any bachelor's degree (Or any higher education) is stupid by that logic. People might think you're over-qualified...
What makes you so sure about that? I know I can get a job in the mental health section of the hospital my sister works at with a bachelor's degree in psychology. I dunno doing what, since I don't have one so it didn't matter to me at the time. And a quick google search suggests that it's pretty useful for a bunch of different jobs. I never said a single thing about getting a job doing something with the major itself. Just that it will help in getting a decent paying job.
And I think I know what you were saying. Money =/= success. Something more along the lines of happiness or some shit does. I agree completely.