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Rhoda

It continues to baffle me that I wasn't taught basic life skills. There are some things you can afford to coast through, but there are some really important aspects of life, finance, property and personal development that just aren't taught. Depending on the courses you take, you're booted out of higher education in your early 20s without so much of a clue about mortgages or APR or dividends or anything like that, unless you actively seek out the advice or you play a lot of Monopoly.

 

I dread to think of what these "talents" are. I'm getting sugar daddy vibes.

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14 minutes ago, Rhoda said:

I dread to think of what these "talents" are. I'm getting sugar daddy vibes.

 

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Rhoda

I'm in the wrong line of work.

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12 hours ago, Billy Russo said:

 I ended up learning all of those things by myself

I was not taught to make art; I taught myself watching my brothers (they took lessons) how to draw over the years and I would say my sister draws better than me because she does tattoos too, but at least I can make money.

 

I developed skills to play drums when I only had a chair and pillows to simulate a drum kit when I had 10 years old until 20 years old when I bought my own drum kit and now I have my own custom drumkit and doing my own songs to the next year and these are just two examples to not give up your goals.

 

I am a good observer to learn anything.

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1 hour ago, spectre07 said:

I was not taught to make art; I taught myself watching my brothers (they took lessons) how to draw over the years and I would say my sister draws better than me because she does tattoos too, but at least I can make money.

 

I developed skills to play drums when I only had a chair and pillows to simulate a drum kit when I had 10 years old until 20 years old when I bought my own drum kit and now I have my own custom drumkit and doing my own songs to the next year and these are just two examples to not give up your goals.

 

I am a good observer to learn anything.

The only thing I really would say I self taught myself would be Graphic Design. Just hours and hours messing around on Photoshop and experimenting. I doubted it was ever going to transform in to a career, but I probably should have kept up with it. Haven't used Photoshop since College now and have forgotten most of the things I used to know. I could pick it back up, but it would take time to reach that level of familiarity I used to have with the program.

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13 hours ago, Billy Russo said:

The only thing I really would say I self taught myself would be Graphic Design. Just hours and hours messing around on Photoshop and experimenting. I doubted it was ever going to transform in to a career, but I probably should have kept up with it. 

If you’re honest, you never finish to learn my man and that’s why I don’t believe in stereotypes about “beginner” and “expert” because even the advanced people have their faults and that’s right to laugh a little about it.

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1 hour ago, spectre07 said:

If you’re honest, you never finish to learn my man and that’s why I don’t believe in stereotypes about “beginner” and “expert” because even the advanced people have their faults and that’s right to laugh a little about it.

I remember what I used to enjoy making was movie poster concepts, also for video games too. Even better when people thought they were "leaks". I remember I made a menu concept for GTA or something  like that and some people thought it was real. Not hard to convince some people though. It's actually quite easy to do, it's just finding the right images that all complement each other well. I'd actually get in to Photoshop again if it wasn't so damn expensive. Graphic design is a really fun hobby, especially editing your own images. 

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On 11/15/2019 at 12:36 PM, Billy Russo said:

I remember what I used to enjoy making was movie poster concepts, also for video games too.

I'm sort of the same, except instead of movie poster concepts it was more so computer operating system concepts. I have a thread on here that's since long buried that contains some of my early examples, not so good ones  but It was what I'd do in my free-time with Adobe photoshop. One of my school projects for technology class required me to do a "major project", It was pretty much do what you want as long as it involves computers & technology. I chose to do an video advertisement for a custom Linux based operating system, I had to borrow some already created icons but I created others myself. I made transitions & animations on what I could. I can't remember what marks I got for it through but it wasn't anything top marks IIRC. I was just strapped for ideas in class and that was what I wanted to do.

 

If anyone wants to see it I could try and find the video and upload it somewhere

 

I used Sony Vegas PRO to turn everything into a video, too much to explain off the top of my head at the moment. I use to like making OS system concepts but no one ever looked at them where ever I posted it and I wasn't getting anything out of it so I stopped creating them. It was fun but all that effort going into it for no one to look at it wasn't worth my time & motivation on that anymore.

 

I may also have a few cover art concepts in my early days on my external drive somewhere, I know there's one for PS Plus I created and maybe a fake poster for GTA VI. 

 

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On 11/14/2019 at 7:41 PM, Billy Russo said:

Your parents sound great. I love my parents, but they always had this indifference to anything I did. They weren't unsupportive but they didn't really have any opinion at all. Really I could have probably used that push and advice to probably make better choices because I feel stuck in my life now and I never really had a good sense of what I wanted to do or where I wanted to go in life. It was all very overwhelming to me. I'm only 24 so things can definitely still turn around for me, but I do wish I was doing something better. Would love to travel more, but my social anxiety makes it really hard to do.

I feel you dog, my social anxiety makes me have problems with traveling, too. I hate it :/

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22 hours ago, JareCzech said:

I feel you dog, my social anxiety makes me have problems with traveling, too. I hate it :/

Yeah, hopefully one day I can get past it. I want to see the world more, UK is pretty boring. Although, we do have great countrysides, so there is that. Would love to go to New York. I'll be pretty bummed if I never get to see Times Square in person.

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dieseltech20

No college for me, I coasted through High School with passing grades achieved by ensuring that I passed midterms/finals, lol. After that it was straight to Basic Training and nearly a decade in the Army as a mechanic. Once that was over I continued turning wrenches and nearly 2 decades later I make twice what my wife does with her two degrees and mountains of loan debt. 

 

I hated school and continue to holds that feeling, lol. My Daughter is going but my Son takes after me.

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briansage

I'm a self-taught game designer (online courses) and I learned CorelDRAW and SolidWorks as another hobby using only manuals and YouTube videos. College education isn't for me I guess - I'm also an introvert, so it would be a challenge for me to study in a group (just like it was at school).

 

 

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Xianders

I study at the university.  Now I study finance and economics in university. And since training is very expensive, I have to work part-time at a local Bank. Because of this, I can't write papers at the time, so I have to use finance homework help

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ArkhamDeadp00l

Me i had graduated HS in 2012 and never bothered to apply for college..

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ThanosIsRight

i am just not even competent for college, never was, never will be.

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I'm currently attending community college. (Yeah, I know, "Community college?? Hahaaha!" Please, don't rub it in). After I finish the two years, I'm transferring to a 4-year university. Oh, and this is happening in south Cali, not Tijuana. 

Community College is actually a good route you can save thousands taking all the gen ed's at a local community college. You get an Associate's degree and a lot of 4-year schools have agreements with community colleges for automatic acceptance if you have an associate's it's easier if they're in the same state. One thing to keep track of though is whether or not the courses you're taking will transfer or not and to keep your GPA high. If sh*t doesn't go as planned you'll still have an associate's degree to fall back on.

 

Only negatives would be missing out on the traditional college experience the school spirit is kinda dead, not a lot of pretty college girls(depends on location), and the partying scene is nonexistent at a community college but that's if you care about that kinda thing. At a community college your main focus should be on finishing all those courses and getting the f*ck up outta there as soon as possible. Just grind it out and eventually you'll be able to transfer into that 4 year university with the parties and the hoes. 

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jenn_B

Huh, actually it's not so much necessary as it can be. Ofc if you have something in your head.
For example my retarded brother is studying 3 years at the university but all the things he doing are playing GTA, watching https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-lHJZR3Gqxm24_Vd_AJ5Yw and ordering papers https://acemypaper.com/ to have more free time.
Just wondering who is doing same? Or he must be given some award for being a maximum lazy ass ever.

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universetwisters

I went to college and graduated but I didn't do sh*t with my certification. Does that count?

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Zello
9 hours ago, jenn_B said:

Huh, actually it's not so much necessary as it can be. Ofc if you have something in your head.
For example my retarded brother is studying 3 years at the university but all the things he doing are playing GTA, watching https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-lHJZR3Gqxm24_Vd_AJ5Yw and ordering papers https://acemypaper.com/ to have more free time.
Just wondering who is doing same? Or he must be given some award for being a maximum lazy ass ever.

People actually use those paper writing websites and pass? I've never in my life used those I've always thought they were scams. Either they'd just steal your money, the papers they'd write for you are D quality, or I'd get caught for plagiarism. 

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Mister Pink

I have a BSc degree and currently studying for a diploma in a related field - all done over the age of 29. I love education but didn't always value it as much as I should have. I would say, it's never too late to go back to education. And I found being a mature student was an advantage. I knew what I wanted to do put the time in to achieve it. There weren't any social distractions to keep me from getting good results. 

 

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TDP992

I've been going to college for like 9 years now. I keep telling my dad I'm gonna graduate within the next year lol

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Con9mm

I've never spent a single hour in a college classroom. Had I been born with math genius, I would have become a surgeon cause all i do is watch surgery videos on YouTube. Watching a below the knee amputation just last night, fascinating what they have to consider like tendons and arteries. 

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4 hours ago, Con9mm said:

I've never spent a single hour in a college classroom. Had I been born with math genius, I would have become a surgeon cause all i do is watch surgery videos on YouTube. Watching a below the knee amputation just last night, fascinating what they have to consider like tendons and arteries. 

Become one of those shady surgeons that operates behind the 7 eleven.

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20 minutes ago, Zello said:

Become one of those shady surgeons that operates behind the 7 eleven.

"Hey you getting Mountain Dew Slurpee all over the place, cant you see im performing bladder surgery here??!!!!"

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