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: June 12, 2014, 03:02:58 PM

I'm 23 years old and I work a dead end 3rd shift retail job that makes me want to hang myself. I've managed to save a little over 11 grand and I'm actively investing a majority of it in stocks/mutual funds.  I was in community  college for some time, but dropped out a few credit shy of a general Associates Degree.. school feels like a waste of time when you don't have a strong inclination of a career path. Anyone else just kind of miserably drifting?


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#1 : June 12, 2014, 04:28:01 PM

If you're just a few credits shy of your AA then finish it up and get it over with. That'll give you some time to sort out your direction and you'll be doing something worthwhile. You may never need the AA but it very well could help in the future. If enrolling back into school means that you need to tighten your belt, then do it. Make a budget and stick to it. If you're a capable person you'll make it work and you'll feel better that you accomplished something beneficial. If you're not a capable person then you'll be grinding away at a crappy job anyway. If you read your own post from an objective stand point you can see yourself what you need to do.Give yourself a kick in the ass, get focused and always be prudent with your investments.

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#2 : June 12, 2014, 04:37:04 PM

do you have a passion?  what would you be doing to make a living if there were no boundaries?

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#3 : June 12, 2014, 04:41:42 PM

"do you have a passion? "

Excellent question. If the answer is no, then see my post above. If the answer is yes, then tell us what it is.

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#4 : June 12, 2014, 04:46:47 PM

If you're just a few credits shy of your AA then finish it up and get it over with. That'll give you some time to sort out your direction and you'll be doing something worthwhile. You may never need the AA but it very well could help in the future. If enrolling back into school means that you need to tighten your belt, then do it. Make a budget and stick to it. If you're a capable person you'll make it work and you'll feel better that you accomplished something beneficial. If you're not a capable person then you'll be grinding away at a crappy job anyway. If you read your own post from an objective stand point you can see yourself what you need to do.Give yourself a kick in the ass, get focused and always be prudent with your investments.

While I don't agree with Milich on certain things, this is one of the better posts I've seen in awhile. Great advice. Nicely done Milich.

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#5 : June 12, 2014, 08:25:51 PM

Email me at deuce3355@gmail.com with your phone number and we can talk...

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#6 : June 12, 2014, 10:31:28 PM

Just know it's perfectly fine to be 23 and not know what the he'll you're doing with your life. He'll, to be two credits shy of an AA degree and have 11 grand saved up, that's pretty damn impressive. When I was 23 I didn't know what the **CENSORED** I wanted to do with my life and I was married with a 2 yr old. I'm 35 now with 4.kids and am going on my fourth career. I've traveled(highly recommend) and experienced a lot an now I want to settle in for the long haul. Some ppl are just wired diff. Enjoy life, make some bad decisions and create some.memories cause in the bigger picture, your e a baby.lol

P.s. whatever you do, just say no to marriage. At least until your 30+. It's so overrated
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#7 : June 12, 2014, 10:35:29 PM

If you're just a few credits shy of your AA then finish it up and get it over with. That'll give you some time to sort out your direction and you'll be doing something worthwhile. You may never need the AA but it very well could help in the future. If enrolling back into school means that you need to tighten your belt, then do it. Make a budget and stick to it. If you're a capable person you'll make it work and you'll feel better that you accomplished something beneficial. If you're not a capable person then you'll be grinding away at a crappy job anyway. If you read your own post from an objective stand point you can see yourself what you need to do.Give yourself a kick in the ass, get focused and always be prudent with your investments.

well said

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#8 : June 13, 2014, 12:16:21 AM

Vin is 50 and has no career or idea what to do, so listen to him.   

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#9 : June 13, 2014, 09:33:09 AM

Vin is 50 and has no career or idea what to do, so listen to him.


The irony of that ^^ post by Java, a guy who is repeatedly banned from a free website and yet returns over and over and over again . . .  and when people point out that his name changes don't hide his conduct, he gets angry and post things like this . . lol


kid, Java is a good example of where you do NOT want to be.  Follow Milich's advice, its good advice.

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#10 : June 13, 2014, 09:51:56 AM


Looked to me like he was making a joke. You seem more like the angry one.

it is NOT very difficult to limit access to guns
it is almost impossible to prevent someone with a mental illness from getting a gun.  

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#11 : June 13, 2014, 09:54:30 AM


Looked to me like he was making a joke. You seem more like the angry one.


I am not angry, lol, and he wasn't making a joke . . . you'd have to look around the boards to figure that out


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#12 : June 13, 2014, 09:56:13 AM

I'm 23 years old and I work a dead end 3rd shift retail job that makes me want to hang myself. I've managed to save a little over 11 grand and I'm actively investing a majority of it in stocks/mutual funds.  I was in community  college for some time, but dropped out a few credit shy of a general Associates Degree.. school feels like a waste of time when you don't have a strong inclination of a career path. Anyone else just kind of miserably drifting?

My recommendation would be get your AA and go to a four school, hopefully on a scholarship. At the same time, take advantage of interships to see what interests you. If school isn't your thing, do you know what interests you?

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#13 : June 13, 2014, 10:30:51 AM

You are only 23 years old.  Live and learn.  Sit down with a pad and write down jobs that you like and those you don't.  Look at the list  and see what it takes to accomplish the jobs you are interested in.  Pursue them and in your pursuit you will identify things you are interested.  Also, once you have identified a path take your time and learn from your mistakes.  Do not be afraid to fail.  That is what makes life so amazing.  Each day you have another opportunity to learn something new.  Stay positive. 

Do not let others define success for you.

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#14 : June 13, 2014, 10:37:36 AM

 "Do not let others define success for you."

The backbone of the advertising industry, and the heart of capitalism.

It has been my experience that the most important thing in life after family is enjoying your job. Far more important than how much money you make. The trick is to make a living at something you like doing.

it is NOT very difficult to limit access to guns
it is almost impossible to prevent someone with a mental illness from getting a gun.  
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