This is happening to me. Any tips?. My goal is ta not wake up at 40 with the bitter realization that We wasted my life on a job I hate St I: I was forced to dec
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My goal is ta not wake up at 40 with the bitter realization that
We wasted my life on a job I hate
St I: I was forced to decide on a career in my teens.
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#26 - anonymous (09/05/2013) [-]
If you have the possibility to take a one year course in a college or university, I would recommend taking something that gives you a good perspective on more than just one subject. For example philosophy, after a one year course you will be able to know what different kinds of education or path you can take, while still keeping close to games. But as Obi-Wan says: "You must do what you feel is right, of course."
User avatar #22 - dambusta (09/05/2013) [-]
they just got told by daria!
User avatar #15 - dermustang (09/05/2013) [-]
I dropped out of college, took on some odd jobs here and there. I'm working as a clerk at a video rental store right now (inb4 Clerks reference, although that movie is spot-on with the stupid questions people will ask you). I'm going to community college now for Criminal Justice because I took the time to go out and live in the real world for a few years and find out what I really wanted to do with my life. It's not unreasonable to take some time off and just, you know, live your life. How else can you know what you just like as a hobby or what you like as a career? Community colleges are no worse than regular universities. Unless you're going Ivy League, a degree is a degree. inb4 you'll forget everything from high school if you drop out: community colleges offer basic refresher courses that you can take if you forgot the quadratic formula in algebra or MLA formatting on essays or whatever.

tl;dr Don't be afraid to take some time off from school and figure your life out. Work some retail jobs, intern for some local companies, go traveling if you have the money. Don't sign the rest of your life away to a career you don't even know if you want.

User avatar #24 to #15 - doit (09/05/2013) [-]
My brother was in college and decided to stop it for a few years and be a model. It has been working out and hes now a DJ( Well, sorta. he doesnt do the music or remix, he just plays it and dances for the girls)

He was in medicine, I feel like I wont be able to drop out or stop it for a bit either, because of my parents.
User avatar #29 to #24 - dermustang (09/06/2013) [-]
Parents are probably the biggest pressure for teens to jump straight into a college they might not like, into a program they might not even enjoy. They say they want what's best for you, but they honestly don't realize just how much pressure they put on their kids sometimes. I did really bad in some of my more serious classes in college, and I was just open with my parents and told them that between having no idea what the hell I was even doing there and the fact that I was hating the college lifestyle. I was lucky enough that they were understanding and let me take some time off to explore some jobs while looking into community college. People in this age group really have their hands tied by social expectations and financial dependency. It's pretty messed up.
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#12 - sketchysketchist (09/05/2013) [-]
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I hated the fact that daria was always so pessimistic and trying to make it seem like the world is ****** up enough to be emo about it.
But she was always so damn right.
Never has such wisdom made me so mad.
User avatar #3 - vonspyder ONLINE (09/04/2013) [-]
I always wanted to **** daria so hard.
#1 - zezenzerg ONLINE (09/04/2013) [-]
what do you like doing?
User avatar #17 to #1 - temporalguardian ONLINE (09/05/2013) [-]
Red-heads in particular.
User avatar #18 to #17 - temporalguardian ONLINE (09/05/2013) [-]
But seriously, Goal in life is to work as an animator for Rooster Teeth.
User avatar #2 to #1 - doit (09/04/2013) [-]
Games.
Im going for programming because I wanna be close to games. But I keep thinking I might not be good enough or smart enough...I have 0 experience with programming, what if I dont like it?
User avatar #21 to #2 - moviefuckthewhat (09/05/2013) [-]
get an RPG maker and try to make a big game. If you don't like doing the Manuel scripting involved for bigger games then don't design games.
User avatar #25 to #21 - doit (09/05/2013) [-]
I have heard people talk about it and im a lazy person, but I work alot for what I like. Lately I have been thinking of making a game, and most importantly, a game I like, the game I dream about.
Im certain about being in the gaming industry, but do I wanna be a reviewer( work in IGN or Gamespot)
Or A programmer and make all the codes,etc?
Or Public Relations.
Or Game Designer.
Or...You get my point.
User avatar #28 to #25 - moviefuckthewhat (09/05/2013) [-]
the only way to know is to try. You can download rpg maker vx lite for free on steam.
User avatar #19 to #2 - BadManTaliban (09/05/2013) [-]
only way to find out is to ******* do it. you learn by failing more than you do by succeeding.
#11 to #2 - captnpl ONLINE (09/05/2013) [-]
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Its free and you don't need to know how to program. Try it out and see how you like it.
User avatar #14 to #11 - Deathborne (09/05/2013) [-]
Dude, you are awesome. Thank you.
User avatar #10 to #2 - bananagun (09/05/2013) [-]
this is exactly how i feel :c
#9 to #2 - vikingpizza (09/05/2013) [-]
I agree, if you've got a good teacher and actually enjoy doing it you'll be fine
I personally didn't like it, but that's just me
Learning what you don't like can easily open up new doors for you
I learned I don't want to do any kind of engineering (was computer sci, switched to electrical, hated both) but still wanted to do work for video games
I discovered a talent for voice acting, and it turns out I love doing it
Follow your dreams
#6 to #2 - traceirving (09/05/2013) [-]
But as far as being smart enough goes, what little i've learnt from programming in my course seems really logical and makes sense, as long as you have a good teacher you should be fine
#5 to #2 - traceirving (09/05/2013) [-]
I wouldnt worry too much about it if you're doing programming. Most of the stuff you will learn will have relevance in a bunch of other jobs in computing.
As a games design student on the other hand, I'm ****** if I get second thoughts.
User avatar #7 to #5 - doit (09/05/2013) [-]
What do you do in game design though?

Programming is what makes character move, and bug fixes and such.

Game design is what? Art and such? What type of game it is or something?
User avatar #13 to #7 - roflnaut (09/05/2013) [-]
Programming is the skeleton of a game.
Game design is the outer skin.

Basically, it is what the characters, locations, etc. look like.
User avatar #23 to #13 - doit (09/05/2013) [-]
Actually that seems interesting. Does game design require the same basics as programming? High school is gonna start for me this year( 10th grade) so... I picked something that would allow me to then choose a college and go for programming
User avatar #27 to #23 - roflnaut (09/05/2013) [-]
I am not too sure. Try taking some art classes to get a feel for the different styles of art and the different types of architecture around the world.
Games like Bioshock and Dishonored didn't get their unique style out of the blue. The developers took time researching the different types of architecture to come up with their decisions.
Best of luck to you.
#4 to #2 - fozzoul ONLINE (09/05/2013) [-]
Thats when you follow my lead and do a 180 from everything that is technical and start making art. painting and music and stuff. ****** awesome!
User avatar #8 to #4 - doit (09/05/2013) [-]
I have thought about it. However, my art ability is 0. Even though I like to draw...But for most people its abstract D:
#16 to #8 - fozzoul ONLINE (09/05/2013) [-]
Personally i started drawing on pre-made empty body models, tracing different art styles to get the shapes into my head and just sorta worked my way from there. It takes a while to get it down, but you wont really mind seeing as every piece of art you make will have something better and something worse, so you just sorta go "well... time to fix that" and you just keep on going and going. Before you know it you've been drawing for 4 years... time really does pass quickly....
Personally i started drawing on pre-made empty body models, tracing different art styles to get the shapes into my head and just sorta worked my way from there. It takes a while to get it down, but you wont really mind seeing as every piece of art you make will have something better and something worse, so you just sorta go "well... time to fix that" and you just keep on going and going. Before you know it you've been drawing for 4 years... time really does pass quickly....
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