Education is important... or something

In my family I am the one who has studied the longest. I did not do drugs nor had s** until my 20's, and I have never abused either of those things. I drink responsibly. I've always got good grades. I speak three languages fluently. I have never cheated in a relationship. I love my girlfriend sincerely. I am nice to people. I do not lie, about anything, I do not whine.

And still, in terms of money I am the poorest in my family and probably among my schoolmates, since I haven't found a real job and I am in my mid thirties. The lesson is: life is unfair. But still, I am happy and I have love in my life.

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  • Hey, more or less in the same boat here, but this situation probably won't last forever. If you can speak three languages and are committed enough to succeed at school, you're probably good for something, the trick is finding out what. Try out enough things enough times and you'll probably hit upon the answer eventually. As the other poster said, you've gotta turn that into something someone else wants. It's scary as h***, but I wish you luck.

  • Fairness has nothing to do with it. If I'm good at lying and I'm willing to do what it takes to get ahead, why is my skill deemed as unfair?

    Studying and the ability to speak languages aren't in and of themselves job skills.

    It's the real world. Fairness is a concept for grade school. The issue, to me, is what are you willing to sacrifice, what are you willing to do beyond just books, and can you take what you can do and turn it into something that someone else wants.

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