Advice

askme
askme

What advice would you give your young self(18-21 yrs old) if you could go back in time? What financial advice would you give to a young /biz/nessman in general.

Skullbone
Skullbone

@askme
Stop wasting your fucking time smoking weed and doing coke and stop wasting your time on college and get a fucking real job, you lardass.

It's l my stupid parents fault and their "if you get a job, you'll drop out". I haven't even got my degree so it's the same shit, the only difference is I am poor as fuck.

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

Never waste time on useless relationships where you feel that you cannot be productive. Learn about investing early even if you have just a small amount of money.

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

@askme
What advice would you give your young self(18-21 yrs old)
You do realize that for half of Veeky Forums that was a week ago, and for the other half it'll be two years in the future. There are no wise souls on this board (there was one, but he hasn't posted in a while).

Asking Veeky Forums for sage life wisdom is like asking a cow how to do algebra.

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@askme
put all of your money in amazon

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

@askme
Go to OCS after school, whilst living government subsidized no thrills lifestyle invest everything you can and learn to play poker, get full retirement at colonel's pay scale at age 42 for rest of your life, move to Costa Rica and fuck chicas.

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

@askme
you will never be attractive to them

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

@askme
Don't get married.

whereismyname
whereismyname

tfw you will never be a lesbian

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

buy btc

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

@askme

avoid women, they're mentally ill cancer.

money above everything

everyone wants to see you do well but not as well as them

buy btc

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

@Carnalpleasure

This isn't bad advice.

I spent a couple years as a piece of human shit NEET before enlisting as infantry after 9/11. I spent a few years in the Army, went to Iraq a couple times, got out, and had the government pay for two B.Sci. degrees and an M.Sc. I now work roughly 50 hours a week in data science, making six figures on top of my 20k/yr disability check from the VA.

If I had to do it again I'd skip the faggoty NEET years and go straight to shooting a 240B at Haji scum.

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

Fuck Jess and marry her.

Don't go to college. Learn a home contracting job instead.

MPmaster
MPmaster

@askme

Weed is a waste of money and time. Don't minimize it. Quit it. Quit all the partying and desperate attempts at getting laid. You will get all that later. You will not become a famous recording artist. Don't waste your time dabbling in vidya games and music-making. Study hard sciences. Learn continuously. Read books. Develop useful future skills. Oh and for damn's sake: STAY IN SCHOOL and STUDY HARD. It's not about what you're learning, it's about the fact you are conditioning your brain for higher-level thinking.

askme
askme

@askme
Life is shit and nothing you do will ever make it better so don't even bother trying just stay inside, play video games, and jerk off to anime girls

Emberburn
Emberburn

If we could go back in time, all of us would spend every last dime on Bitcoin and wait until it got to current prices

Lord Kek please send me back to 2009 when I wake up

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

@MPmaster
Vidya is a bigger waste of time than weed. I'm 32, didn't touch weed until I was 25. I'm not a big smoker now, but it's a nice way to relax on a Friday evening now and then. I can live without having it erryday, but life would be duller without some weed now and then. I work in a university, making safe and comfy five-figures.

Most partying is a stupid waste of time, yeah, but again it's socializing. Not a bad skill to have.

Saying don't do something at all is advice for retards who don't know how to control themselves or balance their lives. If you need to be this by anons on Veeky Forums, you're probably a lost cause anyway. You can enjoy your diversions, but they shouldn't take over your life.

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

at 23 i have zero advice for 18 year old me
I'd do everything the same all over again and there'd be nothing I could do to change it, who I am and who other people are

I might tell the younger me to go to the university's free counseling center

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

@askme
Nothing, I started making 70k at 25 and make 81k plus bonuses now at 27.

The kicker is I'm awful in my field, my job is just niche (release engineer for a customized build system). How in the fuck did I get here

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

Nothing, because you can't go to the past. It already happened and changing it will do nothing. You'll end up in the same path just in a different direction. If you want to change something then change it now so in the future you won't have regrets.
but I won't be a 20s sum year old *job title* making *X amount of dollars*.
So, lots of people don't and you change that for the better in your 30s and 40s. Also most jobs suck even the STEM jobs. R&D spending is at an all time low and lots of Americans STEM workers are flocking toward Western Europe for work. Best jobs to work in are sales, marketing, data science, advertisement and banking. Engineering and programming have expiration dates for most of their workers. This is why you see a lot of older engineers getting their MBA or masters in education to become a teacher. Some get their PhD in the hope of becoming a professor or work in government.

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

@askme
Don't be a fucking computer science major

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

@Spazyfool
why shouldnt you?

MPmaster
MPmaster

@Garbage Can Lid
Because it's the literal definition of autism. If you aren't already on /g/ 8 hours a day and programming for fun, you'll fucking hate it.

Now I'm trying to change majors and salvage my GPA so I can get into a decent law school which is my real passion.

Don't ever major in something unless you're passionate about it.

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

@MPmaster
I was really considering this, but thanks for your insight. right now im really just trying to figure out what to do next. I have no idea what to study

massdebater
massdebater

@MPmaster
Don't ever major in something unless you're passionate about it.
Goes against American cuck mentality. You do what you're told. Law school isn't bad with your CS background you can do IP law.

@Garbage Can Lid
CS is flooded with autismo, pajeets, zhangs and old farts trying to learn the trade of the future. Its a flooded market. You're better off learning math, physics or finance.

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

@massdebater
I live in Europe, and math teachers are in dire short supply in most places.

I have a cousin, slightly autistic, who is studying (full scholarship) pure mathematics in some kind of finance master program at the moment. The shit he's doing really has no real-world application, but he says he could always work in insurance making calculation/probability bets for some company. I don't know what he does, he doesn't care too much because he knows there's multiple jobs waiting for him whatever he does afterwards.

Skullbone
Skullbone

Put all your money into MGT

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

Property is overrated

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