Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Real World Syndrome

Real World Syndrome or RWS is the dread that is experienced by soon to be college graduates, who have absolutely no idea what they are doing with their lives. I myself am experiencing RWS and I feel like this is a major characteristic of my generation. Most of my friends have no idea what they're doing after school and if they do it's probably some entry level job that they have no intention of staying at anyways. I feel like our parent's generation had this belief that if you went to college you were basically guaranteed a spot in our work force. Fast forward to now and I can't even get a job at McDonald's. I'm not saying that going to school isn't important, but it's definitely lost some value.

Personally, my biggest fear is that I'm going to get a job that I don't enjoy just to get by and end then up staying there until I'm dead. Or even worse...I do the lame job thing until I can finally get the cool job, but I end up being too old to enjoy the cool aspects of it. So here I am, trying to enjoy every second of what I am told are supposed to be the best years of my life. I haven't even made a proper resume yet. My only question is,why do we do this to ourselves?

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Why does our culture tell you that as soon as college is over the fun part of you is dead. As if when graduation comes your life is either doomed to be stuck in a cubicle from 9-5 or your an unproductive member of society. I have to believe that somewhere out there, there is a job that wants my talents and will pay me to have fun as well. This could also be a pipe dream of mine, but an art major can only hope for the best and expect the worst.That being said, if anybody has heard of such a job please contact me as soon as possible. 

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