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The reason that none of us can find jobs is because there are

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The reason that none of us can find jobs is because there are so, so many more people compared to even when our grandparents were born and we're automating so much that there just flat out isn't anything for most young people in 1st world countries to fucking do anymore. There is no demand for more people. These guys that shill the whole NEET bux thing are truly onto something only because they're taking advantage of the fact that there are many, many more people than jobs required in this modern day. I'm not saying that you should get your psychologist to tell the government that you have autism and should be compensated for your misfortune... but I really, truly don't think that it's us. I think that it's just how our parents and grandparents have handled society before we were all born and it's not in our control. If you majored in Electrical Engineering back in 1980, you had multiple job offers before you graduated. That just isn't the environment anymore, and it shouldn't be. We want technology to make things easy yet we complain about having no jobs. Pick one. I plan on going to university for engineering/physics/economics/something that is challenging, but am I going to kill myself if I don't get a job at the end of it? I'm not and that's because making $12/hr working at a mall isn't the end of the universe and I don't think that it's in my control, anyway. I, as I'd like to think we all strive to, do my best and the results are whatever they are.
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I've spent this entire year of 2015 researching my future and the conclusion that I'm coming to is that it really doesn't matter what you major in at all. You do what you do and the end result isn't in your control. There is no perfect major. Your idea that you have revised many times is more than likely not going to go as planned no matter how smart you think you are. There is this weird atmosphere at the moment in our generation where many of us don't see the need to go to university at all and that isn't normal, or at least that's what the past generations would have said. I know that this is what most young people here are thinking about. Should you go to university and tell yourself that you're going to come out a better person and feel enlightened or should you save your time and just do what you want and be happy that you have a job working at a restaurant or a warehouse or whatever we consider menial?

My conclusion at the moment is that you should go to university for whatever you'd like as long as you can see yourself participating in something related to it after you graduate and are not paying the majority of the total cost of attendance. I think and I would at least hope that the rest of you agree with me, but I'd rather make $20,000 a year doing something that matters to other people and I am looked at as a very helpful person than $500,000 a year working a job in some big corporation that I feel alienated, lost and insignificant in my own life. That last sentence was hard to convey, not emotionally but I really don't know how to explain it properly and as a result sound like a corny person.

Jobs, money, reading about the economy... all of this shit is a means to an end and that end is supposed to be our content, our comfort, and our happiness with our life. Needing to make more money is just a projection to how needy, hopeless, and depressed of a human being that you are. None of you need more than $35,000. I can't guarantee much, but that I can.
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You're never going to make it. Nobody ever makes it. What do you even consider "making it"? Getting your dick sucked every morning by a model, wiping your ass with $500 toilet paper, and driving around people you don't know in your car that is worth more than most people make in 25 years? It all gets old. Do you really want to look back on your life and think something like
>Well, I did everything I wanted to do. It went exactly as I wanted it to. All of my dreams, I fulfilled. I have no more questions or concerns

and that's it?

That's a fantasy that will never be realized even if it's what you want as it is not in our nature as humans to ever feel in such a way for long periods of time.

You have to be happy with right now and realize the reality of yourself, your life, and what's around you. I think that you need to focus on the present and stop looking towards the past and keep the future in the back of your mind. If you're not happy with your life right now then you need to figure out exactly why that is from that specific feeling.

I don't know what I'm even saying anymore. Doing this for one year now, I still don't feel very enlightened on what the best paths are because I don't think that there are any for us. I feel like we're the generation that didn't even need to exist and have much, much more free time than anyone else has ever had, and I think that we're all more insane than any generation collectively has ever been.

All of this is my rambling and bullshit as a product of my findings throughout this year that I don't think any of you will be interested in even reading through but lets see what happens.
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>The reason that none of us can find jobs

I have one, OP blown the FUCK OUT
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tl;dr
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Lots of people make it. You need to hang around different people.
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>>975953
I am a hypocrite of what I say, anyway. You really shouldn't take what I'm posting with any more than a grain of salt.
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>>975944
Stop fucking sugar coating it.
Modern corporate aligned governments, through fiscal policy and internal policy, are lowering the value of the labor input (the labor market).

Remember
>3 inputs of an economy (i.e. the factors of production)- Land, Labor, and Capital (goods).
The other 2 are fixed/steadily increasing.

Keep a labor surplus, keep the value of labor down.
It's why we are weak on border security, bringing in H1B's like crazy. and why Europe is importing 3rd worlders at an alarming rate (no it's not some /pol/ tier jewish plot)
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It has to do with the fact that too much capital is locked up in the stock market and corporate cash reserves where it's just sitting doing relatively nothing. Whether or not you like it or not, we're in a capital-intensive economy, so in order to produce economic activity and opportunity, you need capital. The current relative lack of economic activity and opportunity is caused being caused by the huge amounts of stale capital that have fallen out of circulation.

The randian zombies that inhabit this board will regurgitate something they heard about capitalism not being a zero sum game, and while that's technically true, in applied practical terms it's false. The rate of generation for new capital is far, far, far exceeded by the rate of capital transfer, so we are in essentially, but not completely, a zero sum game.
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>>975944
Alot less to do with technology, alot more to do with government sanctioned outsourcing and insourcing, and lowering the value of labor like in ->>975968
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The jobs are there, it's just that everyone is suddenly massively over-educated for them because apparently EVERYONE has to go to college now
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>>975979
Anything they can manage to lower the value of the labor input
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>>975946
I'm moderately successful 30 year old and you hit this spot on.

You can't just spend $20k a year on an education in something that you pick at random - it needs to damn well be a field you can get a job in (and not just any job but one that would actually pay off your loans later).

If I was graduating high school right now I would be heavily considering going to a trade school. You get the hook up with internships/employment. You will be racking up experience while your ex-classmates are nursing their hangovers. You will be buying a house around the time your buddies are all graduating $60k + in debt with no job prospects.

IF going to college - there is no reason to do 4 years at an expensive school. Community college has a bad stigma but it is decent and it works. We all know the piece of paper you get from any institution is worthless - it just matters you have it. Why spend shitloads more than you need to? Go to CC for 2 years, graduate from your other school - this keeps costs low and future employers would still never know you went to community college.

Your guess of around $35k for comfy living is close - it depends on where you live really for how much you need. This is pretty good for a single person but in a lot of higher cost areas this could easily get bumped up another 10 grand. Still - it doesn't need to be that high (like 100k+ depicted in most media0.

Someone linked me to this thread from an r9k post I made. Basically about how I obtained this minimum needed for a comfy life and still feel miserable often. Just something to keep in mind on your journey to obtain that same shit. How you get there, what you do, how you feel - matters just as much if not more - than getting there.
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>>975944
>There are no jobs.
Then make your own business. Everyone has the ability to do this even with minimal capital. Now there are infinite jobs.
>Jobs should be personal and have meaning beyond paying the bills
They are for the business owner, not the employee. Go out and start your own business.
>College isn't necessary.
Who said it was? Education is a tool used to help you progress. Or you could skip it and start a business.
>Major in what you want vs what is actually useful.
Education is a tool, but you need the right tool to build the future you want. You aren't going to hammer a nail using a fork. That being said, college is not your only option. Apprenticeships and trade schools exist too. Another option is not educating yourself and getting into business instead.
>Working a job in some big corporation that I feel alienated, lost and insignificant in my own life.
Try making your own business. Being the boss is the most significant job at YOUR corporation.
>Never going to make it
That's subjective. More likely to not make it if you didn't start your own business.
>What is making it?
Also subjective. You need to figure out this one for yourself. Maybe try starting a business.
>If you're not happy with your life right now then you need to figure out exactly why that is from that specific feeling.
Sounds like someone should drown his feelings in starting a business.
>I feel like we're the generation that didn't even need to exist
Of course you need to exist. If you don't need to exist to make your own business, then I need you to exist to work in mine. That way at least I can be "making it" off of your productivity while you occupy all of this free time you seem to be complaining so much about.
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>>976004
>Then make your own business. Everyone has the ability to do this even with minimal capital.
Except that's bullshit.
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Lol I majored in Electrical Engineering and I got multiple offers even with average grades, git gud
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>>976004
I'm not going to spend my time specifically replying to everything that you're saying, but I'm going to say that I agree with nothing that you're saying.
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>>976006

Advertise at your local senior center that you are available to help old people work their email and ipads. Not only will those old fogies give you money they will probably give you food too.
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>Major in STEM/business
>Put in the tiniest effort to get top marks/internships/networking
>At least one pretty good offer right upon graduation
>Easy to move up to 6 figures within several years

Yeah you'redoing it wrong senpai.

People complaining about this shit are either:
>Dumb
>Lazy
>Unmotivated
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>>976012
He's looking for a job, not lunch money.
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>>976007
Confirmed for India-tier education willing to work for crumbs.
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>>976009
All of his points were basically just to start your own business. If you're a hard working person and have done your due diligence on the feasibility of your business, how is this unrealistic?
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ITT: Millenials with liberal arts degrees
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