NOT SPAM: I need help making a decision...

Nov 30

NOT SPAM: I need help making a decision...

Posted by Max Fischer on

Should I go to college.. or should I follow Julian and the Strokes all around the world and just walk the Earth?

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[quote]I guess if I can't figure out anything else good to do I will have to go to college.[/quote]

Ha, that's usually the way it works!

Thanks for the response Klaximo. Is that what that girl did? Have sex with them?

I don't think I would try to get back stage or anything unless I could figure out some idea to do that.. like tell them what I was doing and I was writing a book or something . haha Or a video log of it or something. I haven't really made up my mind though because I still don't know if this is even possible. I was just curious if anyone had heard of anything like this. How they did it.. how they got the money. I guess I could just try to do odd jobs and save up. I thought I heard about Grateful dead fans doing something like this.. not sure though. I guess if I can't figure out anything else good to do I will have to go to college. haha

I agree with whoever it was on here that said you probably shouldn't make it a hard and fast decision - as in, give up on college and just follow a band around the world. Definitely travelling during the summer or taking a break straight after you finish college is a good idea. You're a guy, so you can't really have sex with The Strokes (pretty sure they're all still straight), and despite the plot of Almost Famous, I highly doubt a band pushing/in their thirties will enjoy the continuous appearance of the same young man at all of their shows, trying to get backstage, hassling them...

You do seem like a clever lad, and University is a very positive environment. Not too many people are there because they don't want to be, and I think someone like yourself would get a lot from it (i say this because of the style of schooling you've received thus far). If you have the option of going to college, I say do it. Of course, everything is ultimately up to you...maybe you're just putting it out there to see who supports the decision you've already made (likely still stuck in your subconscious).

Being 17 can be tough. Good luck!

Thanks ITOWA! That book looks perfect. I'm anxious to read it.

I just finished a new book titled MISS O'DELL by Chris O'Dell about her life with the Beatles. After briefly meeting the Beatles' publicist in L.A., on a total whim she flew all the way to London and, with no credentials, just kind of hung out at the Beatles' headquarters until she got a job with them, which started a career in music for her.

Even if you're not a Beatles fan you might want to read the book, because what she did was totally flaky, but it actually opened up a whole world for her. But read the book first, because what worked for her obviously wouldn't work for everybody.

[img]http://www.sfgate.com/blogs/images/sfgate/mlasalle/2009/10/15/miss_odell412x625.jpg[/img]

One thing though.. I am into creative things like inventing and art.. but I feel like I have creative blocks sometimes.. like I don't know who I am as an artist. I have talent but I feel like I have no real identity... some of that is related to asperger I think..like with asperger many people don't see a future.. like I can't see my life when I am an adult for some reason where as normal people can. But anyway.. I am wondering if by doing this and travelling around and going on this adventure that it will help me find who I am as an artist somehow.. and expand my horizons.

[quote]Aspergers eh? That explains a lot.[/quote]

This kind of bugs me though.. this is why I don't like to tell people I have asperger because then it's like you aren't a real person.. you are just a "syndrome" and people just ignore what you say and basically just think you are nuts.

One reason I feel like opening up more though is that recently on here someone said they thought I was A LOT older than I am.. on the internet people think I am older a lot but I didn't know to that extreme.. this kind of gave me confidence because in the real world people just think I am slow or stupid because I am a lot more introverted socially than on the computer.

Aspergers eh? That explains a lot.

If you wanna backpack around europe, wait until you get your degree. Or do it in the summer between college years. Don't replace college with travelling around europe. There's time to do it later. (just don't wait forever, because once you do actually get a job, it's less and less likely).

Look, you're 17. Nobody knows what they wanna be when they're 17. I did a degree in financial mathematics and actuarial science. Not interesting, but if I do eventually get a job in that area I stand to make a lot of money. But now i'm doing this masters in music and it's much more what I'm interested in. Will I get a job in that area? Who knows. I can think of a million things I'd like to do, but the thing is not to worry about it. Things have a habit of working out.

Everyone thinks what you're thinking when it comes to the end of school.

[quote]Didn't you say once you're in your 20s?[/quote]

I don't think I said how old I am but I don't like to say how old I am because then people don't take you seriously or just believe you don't know anything even though you could know more than someone that's older. That's why I love the internet so much because everyone can be treated like equals.. There's no race or age and people don't know if you are different than other people.

[quote]anyway, being honest, following the strokes around the world would be the most stupid thing you could do. How is it a good idea? Can you afford it? Is it worth it? You'll more than likely come back in loads of debt and you won't be able to afford to go to college.

or maybe you're fucking loaded and you can do what you want. All I know is that without a degree you're pretty much unemployable in any job with a decent salary.[/quote]

I don't know if I can get a normal job though because I have a condition that makes it hard for me to do certain things - I have a condition called Asperger syndrome. It's like bad ADD or mild autism. So I don't think I will be able to get a normal job anyway. But I don't have any money either so I don't know if I could afford to do this or how it would work. That's why I was asking about it. But you here about guys backpacking around Europe and following bands around etc. How do they do it?

[quote]Get yourself an education, don't think it's beneath you. I've seen plenty of people talking shit about 3rd level education, saying that while we were studying they were LIVING LIFE. Fuck that. Go to school.[/quote]

What are you going to do when you get out of school though? I just feel like I want to do something exciting... I don't want to be old some day and feel like I never did anything. I feel like that already sometimes and I'm only 17. haha what's it going to be like if I never do any of my dreams.

Didn't you say once you're in your 20s?

anyway, being honest, following the strokes around the world would be the most stupid thing you could do. How is it a good idea? Can you afford it? Is it worth it? You'll more than likely come back in loads of debt and you won't be able to afford to go to college.

or maybe you're fucking loaded and you can do what you want. All I know is that without a degree you're pretty much unemployable in any job with a decent salary.

Get yourself an education, don't think it's beneath you. I've seen plenty of people talking shit about 3rd level education, saying that while we were studying they were LIVING LIFE. Fuck that. Go to school.

Oh the irony.. :lol:

Old grudges die hard, I guess.

Dude get a fucking life, you sound like a tard. Then think about going to college.

i know what your sayin Max, im also at the point of either going or not going to college. and im the same way i learn much better on my own and it dsnt help that everything ive learned that has to do with my career choice i dident learn in school. either way im still going to go back to college (did one semester) after i move back in with my parents lol

The way I look at it though is that I could go to school anytime but I won't be able to follow the Strokes and really live life and be a kid forever. I also feel like I won't really learn at school. I am homeschooled now and my mom and I chose to do this because I felt like I wasn't learning in school. I felt like the school system was a waste of time. Is college like this? Do you feel like you are wasting your time there? I do better learning on my own than in school.

Go to college. It's always good to educate yourself. Plus someone here in this thread once mentioned how your "research skills" could come in handy in the academic level. It's true. Your always digging up things to back up your statements. Look into journalism. Something similar.

come on.. haha.. someone tell me what you think of my plan. HAs anyone ever traveled with a band like that?