what do you want to be when you grow up? that's the infamous question lingering for years. in college, join the herd, accounting/business because that's what others are doing. undecided in junior year, you're really going to have to pick a major soon, as graduation next year. why lock in, too many options.
i remember going to the bowling alley, 8 and under league. and soccer 8 and under. and swim team 8 and under. and basketball team. and baseball team. and tennis. and violin.
looking back, some of the people on those teams went on to play in college, national champs, went on to coaching, made it their career.
when you diversify, you get glimpses and experiences otherwise not seen. each require different skills. a lot of skills cross into other areas. the core skills. often found in the business world. real world.
in school, 12 years, there's no specialization in one thing. you learn to read, write, add, subtract, science, history, facts, and more facts. memorization will get you so far in life.
so in college, decide what you'll do for the next 45 years. better decide quick. graduation is next year. why lock in, too many options.
technology. complex multiplied by complex, add in human factors, amplified 1000%. pick a technology, what do you want to do. programmer. project manager. data. sales. new development. maintenance and support. within each bucket, 100s of options. and 100s of venders. and change is constant. what you learned last year was deprecated. new stuff release this week. and again next week. complexity and change.
its possible to put off decisions your entire life. why lock in. go with the flow. things change. learn on the fly. based on past experience. from school. sports. music. life.
life has no instruction manual. even if it did, why bother reading it. because sometimes life throws curve balls not in the manual. and you have to learn on your own. with no security net. life provides its own test. pass / fail. it never ends.
so why do what everyone else is doing. they're just plunging along, herd like fashion. little to no thought about much of anything. cookie cutter lives. no substance.
sometimes you find the best things overlooked by others. and without the pressure to climb a ladder, can hike through life at your own pace. unobstructed by silly rules designed to keep you stuck.
sometimes you can go your entire life without making a decision. allows you to reboot. pivot. sail the open seas in search of adventure. uncover mysteries. guided by curiosity. and, without the standard measures of success. fame, fortune, power. just carrots.
what do you want to do for a living. check back in about 20 years. may have an answer.
thanks for reading~!