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      Degree in Political Science

      I'm considering going with Poli. Sci. as my major. Many of you are either attending college or have already graduated, so I figured I'd ask you guys for your take on it. So what do you think, is a Poli. Sci. degree worth it? .-.

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      Degrees like economics or psci are too general and filled with pointless liberal art requirements. You're better off going into a specific trade. Unless you are getting paid through college by someone else, I would highly suggest you choose something that is both in high demand in the real world and bankable to a certain extent.

      For the second half of my rant, I'm going to assume that you have researched the major and have some interest in the courses offered at your institution.

      A lot of people are advised to "follow their passion or interest". This is true, but selecting a major is easily one of the most important things a person will do (consider student debt, future job prospects, and most importantly - your TIME), you gotta choose wisely. You don't go to college to "become smarter" or to "become a more well-rounded person". The reality is that you get a degree in order to increase the amount of money you earn per hour for your services to some entity. And the way to do that is to major in something like STEM or accounting.
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      Weren't you doing psychology? Why did you decide to change? Why do you want to do political science?

      My advice is similar to Marm's. Everyone says to follow your passion, bla bla bla. Personal story which may help you. I wasted 8 fucking years trying to find my passion. The first thing I studied (art), I didn't like doing all the time, plus it's almost impossible to make proper money from it. The second thing (science), I liked, and I fucking loved Chemistry and wanted to major in it. But I realised that jobs are scarce, the jobs that aren't already automated are basically not even chemistry (chem engineering etc.), and it takes 6-7 years of schooling at the least to even stand a chance. Way too long.

      I also always wanted to be a Vet, which is why I went back to Uni in the first place, but that also takes way too long in school. At best I'd be in debt for 20 years.

      I'm now doing nursing and I like it. It's not a dream job, but honestly I don't think I'd ever be extremely happy in any profession. Chemistry 50 years ago would have been perfect for me. But the world is changing fast.

      Whatever you do, all I can say with certainty is that you shouldn't listen to advice from older people, they don't know how different the world is now and their advice is literally useless. It's fucking over an entire generation of kids.

      My advice is to find a job you could see yourself doing for at least 10-20 years. It doesn't have to be something you'd love, just something you could enjoy, and not leave you feeling like you've accomplished nothing at the end of the day. Chances are it'll be automated pretty soon, so you don't need to think further than 20 years. At that point there will be other jobs and most people will be on welfare (hopefully Basic Income).

      I'm offering broad advice/experience coz I don't think you'd really want to do political science. If you did you probably wouldn't be asking here.
      I mean what job would you get out of it? You definitely wouldn't be a good politician because you're too principled and moral. Therefore you couldn't work for them either.
      What job would you see yourself getting out of it?

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      Hahaha "you won't be a politician because you're too moral". Classic.
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