I know I'm still very young and I don't have much wisdom yet.
But I guess I'm in the mood for sharing whatever little wisdom I have.
So here goes.
And please do forgive me if I sound preachy.
You have a right to not listen and to complete disagree. This is all just my humble opinions.
Coming from an Asian home, tertiary education is very important. Our parents just wants us to go to University and get a degree.
Nothing wrong with that.
But I just want to say, do not do it just because you want to get a degree so that you can get a job.
Take that mindset, throw it in the dustbins.
Do not get a degree for the sake of a job.
Get a degree because you want an education.
So go learn what you want to learn. What you are passionate about.
Even if everyone around tells you it's crap or that it won't make money.
I really am a big believer of go do whatever you love. Because I believe in your personal happiness comes first.
But of course, if you value other things, then don't listen to me. Don't listen to what I value in. Because I value doing what you love.
I didn't get a degree for a job. And I'm glad I didn't. Because when I look for a job, I realised employers didn't really care what your degree was or where it came from. It didn't matter to them. And to them, everyone has a degree so you're no different. A degree isn't something that's gonna make you hire them.
If anything, a degree is just a minimal requirement that allows you to apply for that job. So yea.
So that's why I say, don't go that route.
Go study what you love.
Go get an education,.
Go get your mind widened and your eyes open.
See the world in brand new eyes.
And that's what an education should do.
I always believe education should be liberating.
It should liberate both your mind and your soul.
But then again, this is just my point of view.
So take it with a pinch of salt.