>>26245126 In theory that was my thought too. But I fear they will think I am like "ewww you're starting to bald and you could be my dad!" Or just automatically be labelled a loser for starting college a decade too late.
I'm just making excuses to talk to them at this point as you can see.
You're not going to make any friends because of the age gap you'll have with most of the student body. Most people start their career in their early twenties after finishing college, you'll be competing with people younger and more experienced than you in whatever job you want and employers will expect more of you because of you age.
>>26245063 Good for you anon. I'm only 22 and I was feeling like shit because I'm still a junior in credits and I had to go from uni to CC after getting dismissed for shitty grades last semester. I know its not like your situation, but you still give me inspiration.
>>26247368 I'd say 25 is the cutoff, not 23. Still, you don't go to college just to make friends (even though connections do matter, but OP can still make good new connections easily by taking advantage of internships and other opportunities).
>>26245098 Classic meme. I mean its good for the rest of us students, but I feel like its worthwhile to expose this dumb meme.
I fell for it about a year ago - disillusioned by uni, I thought a trade would be good, just like 4chang says. Then after actually thinking about it, I realised that I'd literally be bored as fuck and intellectually under stimulated, not.to mention I would not fit in at all. Tradespeople are a different social class to students/grads. Its not elitism, its fact. Its like the difference between Americans and Germans - cultural boundaries. Unless you're willing to give up your culture you won't fit in with tradespeople and feel like an alienated piece of shit.
Anyway tl;dr get a nice degree, make sure you work towards a vocation, but also learn as much as you can and you'll feel great and fulfilled. Please don't fall for this stupid tradesposter meem.
>>26247616 >I fell for it about a year ago - disillusioned by uni, I thought a trade would be good, just like 4chang says. Then after actually thinking about it, I realised that I'd literally be bored as fuck and intellectually under stimulated, not.to mention I would not fit in at all. Tradespeople are a different social class to students/grads. Its not elitism, its fact. Its like the difference between Americans and Germans - cultural boundaries. Unless you're willing to give up your culture you won't fit in with tradespeople and feel like an alienated piece of shit.
I worked with my father for 5 years, he is an electrician.
It's a completely different environment, I didn't fit in at all. Even with the other trades people who were younger like me, I still felt like they were from another world.
I also had a friend who is a massive computer video gaming nerd, who thought he could become a BUILDER and dropped out of university. I told him he would not fit in with the crowd and he didnt believe me........yeah he last like 2 weeks lol.
Op I know a dude who's 29 at uni and he's friends with everyone. Literally nobody gives a fuck about age. There's a guy who looks about 50 in one of my classes. You'd have to be a major autistic to even consider ripping on someone because of their age for being at uni. It means nothing.
>>26247656 Lol yep. I lasted ONE DAY working in a warehouse. One fucking day. It really pit my position into perspective, and I value the education I have (and am going though) a lot more after that shit.
>>26247699 Not him, warehouse guy. You're literally working with plebs who share no cultural relation to you who simultaneously make you feel embarrassed because they're very good at their menial job whereas you look like a pansie idiot.
I went into work wearing boots, trousers and a shirt, and the foreman said I looked like I was "dressed for a night on the town". This was the plainest and most functional shit I could muster.
>>26247778 Do you enjoy Psych much? I don't particularly love it, but I've only finished my first year, about to start my second. I kind of just picked Psych because it seemed interesting, I was originally going to do a Visual Arts course but ended up deciding that was just full retard.
Also, how hard actually is GAMSAT? I did higher maths in high school, but I didn't do chemistry, physics or human bio so I'm trying to fit them in as electives as much as I can.
>>26247757 You just sound like a sheltered pussy with an unmerited sense of superiority. You quit after one day and didn't even give yourself time to adapt. And who gives a shit what the other workers are like? You're there to make money not build a lifelong brotherhood. See this is why its important for men to have strong bonds with their father's growing up and to be pushed to complete challenges. Enjoy your pencil pushing jobs and estrogen laden nu-male peers.
>>26247826 I love it, I think its fascinating. The actual job is great as well -clinical work, in my opinion, is the most rewarding type of work there is. Mind you I dual majored in History and did electives in philosophy, so I got to have a really fun, well rounded education. I suggest you stick with psych, maybe try to find an avenue of it that really engages you, and maybe transfer to a dual degree programme in science (psych)/visual art. Visual art will help you enjoy jni more, become well rounded, and help you be a better doctor or whatever you choose to be.
Anyway, are you Australian? The I've been studying for the GAMSAT since November. Its going to be hard, but its definitely doable. I know multiple people who had to take the test multiple times, bit with persistence eventually got through.
>>26247867 Lol OK mate, don't project too hard. I was working in a warehouse stacking truck tyres, my body literally wasn't cut out for it. I was aching for a week. I grew up in the city, I'm not a labourer. This doesn't make me a pansy.
>>26247939 Your body was aching because you were doing something you weren't used to. If you had stuck it out a bit longer you would've adjusted to it and become stronger. Instead you quit. I get the feeling this isn't the first time you've done that.
>>26248022 You're not stating cultural facts. You flat out said that you quit fast as shit because you can't handle the work but you rationalized it as being that you don't fit in and suggest that the people there are below you (despite the fact that they're working men who can see things through and you quit everything you do as soon as it takes some effort and perseverance). I'm not trying to bully you. I'm just trying to get you to understand that the problem isn't THEM, it's YOU. You're a quitter dude.
I'm studying medicine mate and I've been living on my own since I was 17. I've made everything in my life on my own. Anyway, no, I'm not blaming anyone. I literally said that I wasn't cut out for it. The cultural facts in stating weren't entirely related to that statement.
>>26247757 Fucking this. I worked in a factory for 3 weeks and I was shocked how different the people there are then what I'm used to. There was one guy who was friendly and every other guy looked at me like I was a piece of shit. Any tiny fuckup typical for a newbie and they got visibly angry at me. At breaks they read fucking supermarket leaflets (not even the dumbest magazine, fucking leaflets). Had nothing in common with them whatsoever. After 3 weeks I was moved to another department and worked on a PC with white-collar dudes for a week and I felt uncomparably more comfortable there. Before that I didn't care if I finished college, just wanted to support myself and be happy. After that I understood I'm not cut out for physical labor (I could handle the physical strain, but not the psychological).
>>26247904 You have not seen the average 22 year old in 2016. They might as well be in middle school. Most of them have no sense of professionalism at all. I find that older people are definitely more preferred even for entry level positions. They are seen as "needing it more", more "professional" and taking the job more seriously and less likely to leave after a year.
>>26247904 >lumping every single workplace together Bullshit, it depends. Not only on the place but also on the type of position. Nobody will hire a 22 year old if they need e.g. a very narrow-field programmer with lots of experience.
>>26247904 where I'm from a potential employer cannot legally ask you exactly how old you are (they can only ask if you over 18), the only time that can come up is when you already offered the job and they need proof of your identity (birth certificate ect..)
Tbh OP, I would never start my bachelor's at that age. Get a really useful 2-year degree (computer sci or accounting) first and a decent job. You'll feel much better about yourself if you're starting off a career at 30. 2-year schools will have much more older students. Then if you really want to continue, go ahead and get your bachelor's. I went to a popular state school when I was 18 so older people were extremely rare and a bit weird to me, but it didn't seem so bad if they had a career already. They were possibly getting degrees for higher positions or job retention. That made them seem not pathetic at all.
I got my bachelor's at 22, but I really haven't been doing well. It's no question that I'll need extra schooling to get anything good, and I hate that. I'm trying really hard to squeeze myself into my preferred field so that I can get continuing education in it. I'd be okay with starting Master's at 26 or 27, but I absolutely won't apply without a job in the field first.
well you can keep your wishful thinking, but management consulting (where I work), banking, audit and other shit, top fmcg, basically all good companies only hire 21-27 age span, exceptions are extremely rare. That's the truth
>>26247331 Right? All antidepressants have done is made me more aggressive and hateful, not more social.
I can't even fucking wrap my head around the fucking grammar in that last sentence because I tried smoking chamomile that I cut out from a tea bag last night on top of not getting enough sleep. Shit probably had pesticides in it too, too fucking impulsive now. Next it's just weed. Fuck my mental health. I'll take insanity over outright brain damage from neurotoxins.
>be neet esqueleton >get job as repositor >work almost a month >can't bare to stand all day long carring heavy shit and quit >payment was pisspoor anyway, cooworkers were irritant >old ladies felt sorry for me >Now have bonitis and perpetual fat fusing my neck to the head >even though I got fat, I was still aways hungry and exauted and in pain >knees kinda hurt six months after >aesthetics ruined, starving now for lack of $ but still that fucking gut
Now I'm looking for a new job, but apparently 23 ye'ol and unqualified is too old.
>>26245063 It depends entirely on what you'll be studying. Only respectable fields at your age are applied maths, all engineering except environmental and civil, physics, chemistry, and computer shit except for information technology.
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