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I am freaking tired of people DEHUMANIZING each other for their degrees and talents. We should instead be CONGRATULATING and CELEBRATING EACH OTHER FOR OUR BRAVERY TO TAKE ON THE BEAST THAT IS LIFE. Remember kids, it's not about what the degree is, it's about HOW YOU USE IT. USE IT TO FREAKING DESTROY THAT BASTARD AND SHOW HIM WHO'S BOSS.
The art world is brutal. You get eaten alive and vomited back up just so you can suffer some more. It is one of the most competitive fields out there, and you can't just rely on talent. To say that "everyone can draw something on a piece of paper" is an insult to those who are working their asses off just so you can live in your house watching TV, wear your clothes, eat your food, and ****ing LIVE.
And don't even get me started on Business and Art. You never know if a doodle and an ambition turns into a big ****ing business that only feeds on money and souls. Who knows? Maybe that business will feed on YOU.
don't be stupid, choose the career that will unleash your inner potential
This is another galling example of our society's choice of money over everything else. The article itself is not offensive, but to me the extreme pressure to conform or bend your career path strictly for financial reasons is. I'm very happy to be able to choose what it is I would like to pursue, but it disappoints me greatly that our society has become so socially inadequate as a whole. There is no balance. If your not wealthy you have to work to hard to have time for cultural enlightenment if you wish to. And some of the power players now equate that wealth and spending power with culture and class, when the truth is they have neither. It must be nice to own multimillion dollar paintings that you needed an assistant to let you which ones are worth anything. And all those wall street guys who wear 500$ Ferragamo's but there 2000$ suit is two sizes too big. Just sad that you can"t pick a career you love and be sure that you'll be able to feed your family even if you do the right things and have a degree and our good at your job. You have to love capitalism.
It's this simple.
The more people who want to work in a specific industry the less those people who do get a job get paid.
If you do not like the minor salary you are getting paid, then there are 100 more behind you who would gladly have you job.
So they can say they are a artist, a photographer, raise children, save the environment, hug a tree.
All very honorable professions, but do not pay squat as there are so many people who want to them.
Here is what makes this story hilarious:
New Computer Jobs in the US: 150,000/yr
New Computer Grads in the US: 4,000/yr
And guess what, it even pays well. Why more people arent jumping into this field, especially with areas of it just exploding (mobile, design, usability, etc) is simply beyond me.
1) People write too much, they try to solve the troubles of the world in a 3 inch space.
2) Be brief, "like" a college composition, you get marked down for being verbose.
3) Try to be creative. Write your remarks first, then read what others have written.
4) Don't repeat what you don't like, or do like. Be creative for pete sake.
English majors are often sought after by other professions because of their ability to read and analyze text quickly and at a rather deep lever. Law schools like English majors for that reason--although it could be argued that there is a glut of lawyers!
I finally earn a fair wage, but got my Radio-TV-Film degree in 1994, an my first paying job in the field was paying $17K (as a Arts Producer in N. Louisiana Public Radio). To earn my present, average salary (for a woman, I'd add), which I'm thankful to have... don't get me wrong, I don't do radio work, that's for sure!
If I had it to do over, I'd have gotten a straight business degree, then maybe would have taken electives or minored in radio. Ah, hindsight IS 20/20. Perhaps in retirement, when there's no Social Security to help me survive & I have to work until I die, I can do work in radio instead of being a W-Mart greeter.
This article IS demeaning to people who work in Retail. I work with alot of wonderful, intelligent people in the Retail field, and have for 26 years. Believe me, it's not easy! Beside all the physical work that goes into it, there is the fact that on a daily basis, we have to deal with people who think we are inferior to them. SImply because of where we work! We have to put up with the rudest, most ignorant, and obsene "educated" customers you could possibly imagine.
If you want a trade, take a welding course at the local tech school.
College should be more than that. I doubt anyone majors in sociology or theatre arts because they want to be millionaires. Most that I've met knew the score going in and were willing to take the chance. I also know engineers that chose their majors based on employment opportunities and in addition to hating college, now hate their jobs. They make great money, but are miserable.
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