- explored #1 - thank you!!
I'm finding a lot of folks my age are feeling the same way I do right now. We grew up being told to just go get a degree. Stop at nothing to get one. Go into debt and pay whatever for the education, because with a degree you can pay it off in no time. It's worth it. It doesn't matter what your degree is in, you just need one. And it will bring you success in the real world.
But this isn't the case anymore, is it? Now the market wants a Master's with 10 years of experience. And it's shrinking to the point that it can make such demands because goodness knows there are thousands of us grasping for that one opening.
I'm not mad nor do I blame society/parents for engraining such teachings in us. A degree was truth for so long and with the exception of a few conspiracy theorists, no one saw this recession coming. We were prepared for one type of world, only to get out in it and learn the hardest lesson of all – things change.
So, let's be done with bitter. Let's be done being victims. Let's be done with “life's not fair.”
Instead, let's be smarter. Let's define the next greatness. Let's rise above and create a better society.
I'm accepting that horizons have changed. It's a brave new world baby. Here's to jumping in with both feet.