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originally posted by: fossilera
a reply to: raiden12
I've learned a couple big ones:
1. In the software industry, there are two kinds of jobs: Those that wear you thin, and those that inspire you to grow, learn, and experience new things. The ones that wear you thin are usually the ones that make you the most of the money.
2. I've come to realize that, as I am closing in on the end of ITT's student loan mishap for good...that money doesn't matter as much to me as my happiness. I've already started working towards my retirement career (instrument repair), and I will also be able to find a position in my industry that calls out to me.
3. For those going to college, by now, I'd say you're almost better off watching and learning via youtube/the internet. Save yourself some money and peace.
4. Left-Foot braking (with a front-wheel drive car) - My mind was blown when it was suggested to me to look into this for winter driving. While I can't claim I became a super winter driver, I can say that it helped give me some confidence on my steering ability.
5. Stop trying to date friends, and don't hesitate to make new ones. All my friends are getting married around me; I stopped worrying about getting married a long time ago, because right now, I have yet to find anyone that can put up with me.
6. The Illuminati card game from 1995 is actually real, and I own about 400 cards of the set, several ripped from never-opened packs. Yep, I'm a master-level conspiracy nut now, and the proud owner of a couple copies of the infamous 9/11 card.