Coming out of the gates of college, one of my biggest worries was getting a “crappy” job that I didn’t need a degree for. I invested a lot of time, energy and possibly my well-being to walk away with the crimson-colored degree case that I spent four years to earn.
Rightfully so, I felt inclined to seek out a solid job for a college graduate. I wanted to get my feet wet immediately, but too much ambition can cause you to lose sight of reality, which I believe was where a lot of my problems started.
For one thing, my family has never been wealthy at any point in my life. When I was younger, my parents were on the poorer side, but they gradually worked their way up to the point where we could be considered working middle class. Nothing glamorous or noteworthy, but it has caused me to set my priorities a lot higher than others.
Especially in Asian cultures, parents expect their children to go places (part of it has to do with bragging rights, but this is true for pretty much any family of any ethnic background). I wanted to be someone who went somewhere special as well.
But alas, reality can be a cruel beast to deal with if you get on its bad side.