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8/22/2016 12:46:02 PM
Posted: 3 months ago
Civil Engineering is too hard for me. I'm not sure if it's because I'm being lazy or I'm just being a dumb@ss. One thing is for sure, it doesn't interest me at all.

But what other choice do I have? Liberal Arts are sh*t. Business is a possibility, I'm good at it too. Maybe take accounting cuz I was great at it when I was in high school and its something that interests me.

Tho one big problem would be the outside pressure. You know how Asian parents want their child to be a doctor, engineer, etc. Also my god damn smart girlfriend is in Engineering. She'll most likely be disappointed if I shifted. Plus my financial situation to keep me in Uni isn't great.

I don't know. I'm at lost. I'm not sure if I'm just lazy and I should just suck it up. I keep telling myself I don't hate engineering, but I slowly feel like I'm just lying to myself.
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8/22/2016 1:02:00 PM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 8/22/2016 12:46:02 PM, XLAV wrote:
Civil Engineering is too hard for me. I'm not sure if it's because I'm being lazy or I'm just being a dumb@ss. One thing is for sure, it doesn't interest me at all.

But what other choice do I have? Liberal Arts are sh*t. Business is a possibility, I'm good at it too. Maybe take accounting cuz I was great at it when I was in high school and its something that interests me.

Tho one big problem would be the outside pressure. You know how Asian parents want their child to be a doctor, engineer, etc. Also my god damn smart girlfriend is in Engineering. She'll most likely be disappointed if I shifted. Plus my financial situation to keep me in Uni isn't great.

I don't know. I'm at lost. I'm not sure if I'm just lazy and I should just suck it up. I keep telling myself I don't hate engineering, but I slowly feel like I'm just lying to myself.

Now I'm still one of them youngins in high school, but I'd say take the root that most interests you. What's the point in following a path or education in something if you're not interested in it?
If you really are worried about your parents or girlfriend being disappointed, try talking to them about it, see what they think, see if they can help you with the class (you said your girlfriend is in engineering and is smart...maybe she can help you if you're not doing well).

Aside from that, idk what other advice to give. Most of my subjects are mandatory in some way (there are usually multiple classes to choose from, like for history I could take APUSH or APWH (or the non-AP of those), or civics or something, and I get to choose which of those I take, but I still have to take history. It sounds like you have a bit more of a choice here.
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8/22/2016 1:09:25 PM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 8/22/2016 1:02:00 PM, Vaarka wrote:

Now I'm still one of them youngins in high school, but I'd say take the root that most interests you. What's the point in following a path or education in something if you're not interested in it?
Money, supply and demand, that usual stuff why students picked or are forced to picked courses that don't interest them.
If you really are worried about your parents or girlfriend being disappointed, try talking to them about it, see what they think, see if they can help you with the class (you said your girlfriend is in engineering and is smart...maybe she can help you if you're not doing well).
Thing is, I did have a chance to shift before. Everyone was ok about it, but I backed out in the last minute. So everyone once again think that I'll still pull through in Civil Eng. I feel like if I do it again, they'll be more disappointed, and even pissed, than ever since I'll be wasting a year, money and everyone's effort to help me.

Aside from that, idk what other advice to give. Most of my subjects are mandatory in some way (there are usually multiple classes to choose from, like for history I could take APUSH or APWH (or the non-AP of those), or civics or something, and I get to choose which of those I take, but I still have to take history. It sounds like you have a bit more of a choice here.
If you fully understand my situation, I have pretty limited choice.
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8/22/2016 1:10:25 PM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 8/22/2016 1:09:25 PM, XLAV wrote:
At 8/22/2016 1:02:00 PM, Vaarka wrote:

Now I'm still one of them youngins in high school, but I'd say take the root that most interests you. What's the point in following a path or education in something if you're not interested in it?
Money, supply and demand, that usual stuff why students picked or are forced to picked courses that don't interest them.
If you really are worried about your parents or girlfriend being disappointed, try talking to them about it, see what they think, see if they can help you with the class (you said your girlfriend is in engineering and is smart...maybe she can help you if you're not doing well).
Thing is, I did have a chance to shift before. Everyone was ok about it, but I backed out in the last minute. So everyone once again think that I'll still pull through in Civil Eng. I feel like if I do it again, they'll be more disappointed, and even pissed, than ever since I'll be wasting a year, money and everyone's effort to help me.

Aside from that, idk what other advice to give. Most of my subjects are mandatory in some way (there are usually multiple classes to choose from, like for history I could take APUSH or APWH (or the non-AP of those), or civics or something, and I get to choose which of those I take, but I still have to take history. It sounds like you have a bit more of a choice here.
If you fully understand my situation, I have pretty limited choice.

Sounds like a tough decision :/
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8/26/2016 5:58:24 PM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 8/22/2016 12:46:02 PM, XLAV wrote:
Civil Engineering is too hard for me. I'm not sure if it's because I'm being lazy or I'm just being a dumb@ss. One thing is for sure, it doesn't interest me at all.

But what other choice do I have? Liberal Arts are sh*t. Business is a possibility, I'm good at it too. Maybe take accounting cuz I was great at it when I was in high school and its something that interests me.

Tho one big problem would be the outside pressure. You know how Asian parents want their child to be a doctor, engineer, etc. Also my god damn smart girlfriend is in Engineering. She'll most likely be disappointed if I shifted. Plus my financial situation to keep me in Uni isn't great.

I don't know. I'm at lost. I'm not sure if I'm just lazy and I should just suck it up. I keep telling myself I don't hate engineering, but I slowly feel like I'm just lying to myself.

The depressed people(which is a lot) are doing jobs in fields they hate. The happy people are doing jobs they don't mind doing. You spend too much time at work to sentence yourself to something you hate.
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8/26/2016 8:52:38 PM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 8/22/2016 12:46:02 PM, XLAV wrote:
Civil Engineering is too hard for me. I'm not sure if it's because I'm being lazy or I'm just being a dumb@ss. One thing is for sure, it doesn't interest me at all.

But what other choice do I have? Liberal Arts are sh*t. Business is a possibility, I'm good at it too. Maybe take accounting cuz I was great at it when I was in high school and its something that interests me.

Tho one big problem would be the outside pressure. You know how Asian parents want their child to be a doctor, engineer, etc. Also my god damn smart girlfriend is in Engineering. She'll most likely be disappointed if I shifted. Plus my financial situation to keep me in Uni isn't great.

I don't know. I'm at lost. I'm not sure if I'm just lazy and I should just suck it up. I keep telling myself I don't hate engineering, but I slowly feel like I'm just lying to myself.

Yes. Shift. Your rpm's are high.
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8/29/2016 1:01:10 AM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 8/26/2016 8:52:38 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
At 8/22/2016 12:46:02 PM, XLAV wrote:
Civil Engineering is too hard for me. I'm not sure if it's because I'm being lazy or I'm just being a dumb@ss. One thing is for sure, it doesn't interest me at all.

But what other choice do I have? Liberal Arts are sh*t. Business is a possibility, I'm good at it too. Maybe take accounting cuz I was great at it when I was in high school and its something that interests me.

Tho one big problem would be the outside pressure. You know how Asian parents want their child to be a doctor, engineer, etc. Also my god damn smart girlfriend is in Engineering. She'll most likely be disappointed if I shifted. Plus my financial situation to keep me in Uni isn't great.

I don't know. I'm at lost. I'm not sure if I'm just lazy and I should just suck it up. I keep telling myself I don't hate engineering, but I slowly feel like I'm just lying to myself.

Yes. Shift. Your rpm's are high.

Whats rpm?
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8/29/2016 1:29:12 AM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 8/29/2016 1:01:10 AM, XLAV wrote:
At 8/26/2016 8:52:38 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
At 8/22/2016 12:46:02 PM, XLAV wrote:
Civil Engineering is too hard for me. I'm not sure if it's because I'm being lazy or I'm just being a dumb@ss. One thing is for sure, it doesn't interest me at all.

But what other choice do I have? Liberal Arts are sh*t. Business is a possibility, I'm good at it too. Maybe take accounting cuz I was great at it when I was in high school and its something that interests me.

Tho one big problem would be the outside pressure. You know how Asian parents want their child to be a doctor, engineer, etc. Also my god damn smart girlfriend is in Engineering. She'll most likely be disappointed if I shifted. Plus my financial situation to keep me in Uni isn't great.

I don't know. I'm at lost. I'm not sure if I'm just lazy and I should just suck it up. I keep telling myself I don't hate engineering, but I slowly feel like I'm just lying to myself.

Yes. Shift. Your rpm's are high.

Whats rpm?

I'm guessing he means 'revolutions per minute'...
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8/29/2016 1:31:05 AM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 8/29/2016 1:29:12 AM, Diqiucun_Cunmin wrote:
At 8/29/2016 1:01:10 AM, XLAV wrote:
At 8/26/2016 8:52:38 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
At 8/22/2016 12:46:02 PM, XLAV wrote:
Civil Engineering is too hard for me. I'm not sure if it's because I'm being lazy or I'm just being a dumb@ss. One thing is for sure, it doesn't interest me at all.

But what other choice do I have? Liberal Arts are sh*t. Business is a possibility, I'm good at it too. Maybe take accounting cuz I was great at it when I was in high school and its something that interests me.

Tho one big problem would be the outside pressure. You know how Asian parents want their child to be a doctor, engineer, etc. Also my god damn smart girlfriend is in Engineering. She'll most likely be disappointed if I shifted. Plus my financial situation to keep me in Uni isn't great.

I don't know. I'm at lost. I'm not sure if I'm just lazy and I should just suck it up. I keep telling myself I don't hate engineering, but I slowly feel like I'm just lying to myself.

Yes. Shift. Your rpm's are high.

Whats rpm?

I'm guessing he means 'revolutions per minute'...

Brontoraptor can never say anything serious, can he?
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8/29/2016 1:31:06 AM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 8/22/2016 12:46:02 PM, XLAV wrote:
Civil Engineering is too hard for me. I'm not sure if it's because I'm being lazy or I'm just being a dumb@ss. One thing is for sure, it doesn't interest me at all.

But what other choice do I have? Liberal Arts are sh*t. Business is a possibility, I'm good at it too. Maybe take accounting cuz I was great at it when I was in high school and its something that interests me.

Tho one big problem would be the outside pressure. You know how Asian parents want their child to be a doctor, engineer, etc. Also my god damn smart girlfriend is in Engineering. She'll most likely be disappointed if I shifted. Plus my financial situation to keep me in Uni isn't great.

I don't know. I'm at lost. I'm not sure if I'm just lazy and I should just suck it up. I keep telling myself I don't hate engineering, but I slowly feel like I'm just lying to myself.
Have you done introductory courses to any other engineering majors? I don't know which majors your university offers, but at a minimum, they should usually have mech, EE, ElecE and CS.
The thing is, I hate relativism. I hate relativism more than I hate everything else, excepting, maybe, fibreglass powerboats... What it overlooks, to put it briefly and crudely, is the fixed structure of human nature. - Jerry Fodor

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http://www.debate.org...

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8/29/2016 1:34:35 AM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 8/22/2016 12:46:02 PM, XLAV wrote:
Civil Engineering is too hard for me. I'm not sure if it's because I'm being lazy or I'm just being a dumb@ss. One thing is for sure, it doesn't interest me at all.

But what other choice do I have? Liberal Arts are sh*t. Business is a possibility, I'm good at it too. Maybe take accounting cuz I was great at it when I was in high school and its something that interests me.
Just take accounting; don't do something you aren't interested in. Accountants can make a lot of money from what I've heard.

If accounting interests you more than any other career opportunity, then take it.

Tho one big problem would be the outside pressure. You know how Asian parents want their child to be a doctor, engineer, etc.
Lol I thought that was a stereotype only with American Asians.

Also my god damn smart girlfriend is in Engineering. She'll most likely be disappointed if I shifted. Plus my financial situation to keep me in Uni isn't great.

I don't know. I'm at lost. I'm not sure if I'm just lazy and I should just suck it up. I keep telling myself I don't hate engineering, but I slowly feel like I'm just lying to myself.

You might be acting lazy due to pure boredom of not liking engineering. Just quit it if you aren't interested...
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8/29/2016 1:52:08 AM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 8/29/2016 1:34:35 AM, triangle.128k wrote:
At 8/22/2016 12:46:02 PM, XLAV wrote:
Civil Engineering is too hard for me. I'm not sure if it's because I'm being lazy or I'm just being a dumb@ss. One thing is for sure, it doesn't interest me at all.

But what other choice do I have? Liberal Arts are sh*t. Business is a possibility, I'm good at it too. Maybe take accounting cuz I was great at it when I was in high school and its something that interests me.
Just take accounting; don't do something you aren't interested in. Accountants can make a lot of money from what I've heard.

If accounting interests you more than any other career opportunity, then take it.

Tho one big problem would be the outside pressure. You know how Asian parents want their child to be a doctor, engineer, etc.
Lol I thought that was a stereotype only with American Asians.
ikr, parents in Hong Kong prefer business over engineering.
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Don't be a stat cynic:
http://www.debate.org...

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8/29/2016 2:01:15 AM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 8/29/2016 1:52:08 AM, Diqiucun_Cunmin wrote:
At 8/29/2016 1:34:35 AM, triangle.128k wrote:
At 8/22/2016 12:46:02 PM, XLAV wrote:
Civil Engineering is too hard for me. I'm not sure if it's because I'm being lazy or I'm just being a dumb@ss. One thing is for sure, it doesn't interest me at all.

But what other choice do I have? Liberal Arts are sh*t. Business is a possibility, I'm good at it too. Maybe take accounting cuz I was great at it when I was in high school and its something that interests me.
Just take accounting; don't do something you aren't interested in. Accountants can make a lot of money from what I've heard.

If accounting interests you more than any other career opportunity, then take it.

Tho one big problem would be the outside pressure. You know how Asian parents want their child to be a doctor, engineer, etc.
Lol I thought that was a stereotype only with American Asians.
ikr, parents in Hong Kong prefer business over engineering.

Isn't Hong Kong pretty much a global financial center or something? It doesn't surprise me why business would be popular there or in places like Shanghai.
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8/29/2016 2:38:25 AM
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At 8/29/2016 2:01:15 AM, triangle.128k wrote:
At 8/29/2016 1:52:08 AM, Diqiucun_Cunmin wrote:
At 8/29/2016 1:34:35 AM, triangle.128k wrote:
At 8/22/2016 12:46:02 PM, XLAV wrote:
Civil Engineering is too hard for me. I'm not sure if it's because I'm being lazy or I'm just being a dumb@ss. One thing is for sure, it doesn't interest me at all.

But what other choice do I have? Liberal Arts are sh*t. Business is a possibility, I'm good at it too. Maybe take accounting cuz I was great at it when I was in high school and its something that interests me.
Just take accounting; don't do something you aren't interested in. Accountants can make a lot of money from what I've heard.

If accounting interests you more than any other career opportunity, then take it.

Tho one big problem would be the outside pressure. You know how Asian parents want their child to be a doctor, engineer, etc.
Lol I thought that was a stereotype only with American Asians.
ikr, parents in Hong Kong prefer business over engineering.

Isn't Hong Kong pretty much a global financial center or something? It doesn't surprise me why business would be popular there or in places like Shanghai.

True. Our manufacturing sector has declined steadily since the 1980s, so unless you're a computer scientist or a civil engineer, there isn't a huge demand for your skills... which means many engineers end up getting a job in the Mainland.
The thing is, I hate relativism. I hate relativism more than I hate everything else, excepting, maybe, fibreglass powerboats... What it overlooks, to put it briefly and crudely, is the fixed structure of human nature. - Jerry Fodor

Don't be a stat cynic:
http://www.debate.org...

Response to conservative views on deforestation:
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8/29/2016 7:14:25 PM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 8/22/2016 12:46:02 PM, XLAV wrote:
Civil Engineering is too hard for me. I'm not sure if it's because I'm being lazy or I'm just being a dumb@ss. One thing is for sure, it doesn't interest me at all.

But what other choice do I have? Liberal Arts are sh*t. Business is a possibility, I'm good at it too. Maybe take accounting cuz I was great at it when I was in high school and its something that interests me.

Tho one big problem would be the outside pressure. You know how Asian parents want their child to be a doctor, engineer, etc. Also my god damn smart girlfriend is in Engineering. She'll most likely be disappointed if I shifted. Plus my financial situation to keep me in Uni isn't great.

I don't know. I'm at lost. I'm not sure if I'm just lazy and I should just suck it up. I keep telling myself I don't hate engineering, but I slowly feel like I'm just lying to myself.

If you want to make money, go for a major in Finance and a minor in Law. That will help you tremendously. If you want to be employed at a business, and are going to a good business school, then go for business. If you are not going to an Ivy League business school, like Wharton, then don't bother with an undergraduate in business because you won't be able to find a good enough job.

If anything, I would really recommend finance, and maybe starting in the property business. The profit margin in undeveloped areas is great.
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