This morning I had my first ever Economics class and its all about opportunity...

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

Be me
Have Civ 5 gifted to me by sister
Been playing that and Crusader Kings 2 for the past 6 months
This morning I had my first ever Economics class and its all about opportunity costs and exchanging resources.

Anyway post media that has assisted you in your career or education by accident

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

@lostmypassword
be Spic
play Animal Crossing
every time I find a new item I go to my house to see what it looks like
That's how I got to learn a lot of English vocabulary.

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

@lostmypassword
Highschool dropout in Europe
Spend my teens looking at funny videos and pictures on the Internet
Tired of looking at the translated posts on blogs in my language, which always translate the jokes in ways that obviously never works
Start reading the English version on the websites I always saw linked as source, always having Google Translate on another tab
Start spending a lot of time on Veeky Forums (which I've used for years without understanding most of it, just because of the funny gifs and pictures) and start watching YouTube videos
Get good enough at English and start learning a valuable skill thanks to the great resources available in ENglish but not in my language
Today is literally the 4th anniversary of the day I started
Up until now, I've used this skillset to make about $0
Still spend most of my time here

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@Lord_Tryzalot
learn the most important and useful language in history and then spend all your time jerking off and looking at funny pictures
You're just like a native speaker.

SniperWish
SniperWish

@Carnalpleasure

Kek

Be me
2007
No friends
Guy wants to friend on RS
POS asks to help in Wildy
get betrayed
lose Rune set
quit
never trust anyone
question everything

Nojokur
Nojokur

@lostmypassword
be 9
want to play RPGs like various Final Fantasies
all in English
play them with a dictionary in hand
by 11 I speak perfect English

5mileys
5mileys

@Gigastrength
this m8 u absolute madman

cum2soon
cum2soon

@Gigastrength
I'm way worse I think

massdebater
massdebater

I remember watching Family Guy and Southpark as a kid and googling every reference I didn't understand. Built up a surprisingly large general knowledge base just from that

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@Lord_Tryzalot
Another one:

Play Habbo Hotel as a kid
Spend most of my time just bartering stuff to increase my "net worth"
Become good and get in-game rich
School has a fair where kids bring stuff from home and sell them (together with some arts & crafts type things)
I spend all day using my negotiation skills to barter the stuff at my group's table with the better stuff at the other kids' tables
Mostly just tricking the younger kids into giving me the coolest most expensive things in exchange for garbage
Make a ton of money
Never enjoyed a penny of it because always grounded or stuff like that
mfw

SniperWish
SniperWish

@lostmypassword
play video game for six months lol
I took an economics class lol
That's great for you OP. Why don't you tell us what you actually learned?

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

@massdebater
I bet your search history was interesting.

"what is NAMBLA"

cum2soon
cum2soon

@lostmypassword
I sold weed all throughout highschool and college. I kept extremely detailed records of what I did in order to maximize my profits. In every accounting class I excelled because I had practical experience with managing inventory, pricing, etc. When I learned something new in class, I would go home and try to apply it to my little business. I was the only one in my class recommended for a job by our professor because I blew everyone else away. Real life experience beats book learning every single time.

askme
askme

@PurpleCharger
"What is a blood orgy"

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

@lostmypassword
Civ V is addictive. I used to play it for MONTHS at a time, until my laptop broke down. I have had sex 4 times in my life, and desu the feeling of sex is nothing compared to the feeling of vanquishing your enemies, conquering their lands, pillaging their cities, taking their noblewomen as concubines,stealing thei resources etc..

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@Gigastrength
height of trading card game crazes
taco bell has a vending machine with fake holographic rare cards that look real but are stickers
jew dumb kids out of rare cards and real money
tfw easily turned a 25 cent investment into a crisp 20 dollar bill at 10 years old but at 24 struggle to make a profit in paper trading games
What went wrong?

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

@lostmypassword
early pc years don`t know the internet and how to pirate stuff
play cracked version Age of empire 2
fucking love that shit
someday i have to uninstal it and instal it again
no idea what crack is can`t play
just can enter the game and read all the historical info about the empires and units
still fucking love that shit
got my first history lessons cause i didn`t know how to crack and after that i was totally into history. Always great marks

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

@massdebater
In middle school I played a text-based RPG called Kingdom of Loathing. Most of the humor was pop culture references and there was a wiki that explained all of them.

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

@Gigastrength
Top fucking kek

RavySnake
RavySnake

@Gigastrength
regular Veeky Forums user

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

Play the Sims all through my childhood.
Fail at real life

whereismyname
whereismyname

@lostmypassword
play runescape
buy low, sell high

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

@whereismyname
buy 1,000 lobsters for 200k in world 1
go to pk worlds
~ ~ Selling 100 lobs 25k ~ ~
repeat until rich

fucking grand exchange ruined everything

RavySnake
RavySnake

Bump

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

@SniperWish
Not falling for the trimming trick

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

be me
Play racing sim games as a kid and still do
Get really good at driving
Apply for job at a car manufacturers racing division
Become their test race car driver.

Now I pound ass like that and drive fast cars. Next goal become formula racing driver.

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

@GoogleCat

Trimming black full armor sets for only 200gp!
Holy shit that's a good idea and I just got my first black armor set, let me trade this guy real quick
trade 200gp and my full black armor set
he logs out
it begins

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