Anonymous

Why do people make poor career decisions and not think about their future when they are younger?

For example, women getting degrees in jobs that require heavy travel like international affairs but they don’t want to travel and want to settle down and have children at a young age and don’t plan on moving away from their small midwestern town they live in. Or people who get degrees in marine biology but they live in Kansas and want to stay in Kansas. Like these are common things that you would think people would think about but a lot of the times they don’t. How are they going to afford rent utilities, health care, is their employer offer health insurance, what city do I plan on living in and what’s the job market like there. Things people completely don’t even think about for an ENTIRE 4 year in college. Like how dense can you people be? It’s not hard to spend a few hours researching ramifications for your entire life going forward, instead they want to go party and watch Netflix and use Snapchat all day

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Or the people who say they want to live like hippies and live in a van and travel around the world or people who want to make their career entirely  based on traveling the world. Yea good luck with that when you're 32 and want to settle down and have kids and actually have kids to raise, you can't be in South America for 3 months at a time.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Not your problem. Personal choice. Some people like knowledge for knowledge's sake.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Wow! You must really want to control women. Why shouldn't a woman have a job that requires travel? The father can stay home and take care of the kids.

    • Amaretta
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      4 weeks agoReport

      How is it any more controlling if the woman travels than if the man does it? Either way, someone has to be home at night to take care of the kids. My daughter and her husband both travel for work, but she has more job flexibility so they work it out.

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