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    Don't know what to do with my life?

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    Failed Environmental Engineer here.

    Studied in Finland and realize years after I graduate that so far my degree has been useless. The reason I hate it is because I had zero success with it. I envy people who are skilled. Maybe financial analyst, I went to an Engineering office who asked if I know CAD(lol...ofcourse not, we didnt study that) but he had so many beautiful drawings and I wished to know that.

    I'm intersted in many things and that is the problem...love math, love physics, love computers, love electronics, love animations, love web desing, love soldering, welding , all practical and brainy stuff. And that is the problem, if it is up to me I want to be good at all of them. With youtube I keep learning many things but I still am not practical, and problem 2 is that I'm old and unemployed.

    I would say I'm average intelligence, my strength is that I really enjoy learning and studying but I dont excel at anything. If I could get a nice fullfilling job with my degree I would be more than content but so far it has been utterly useless and every employer I go to ask for a skill that I lack or didnt study(Design something, programing, more advanced statistics etc...)

    Forgot many things and trying to catch up, getting stressed, my life is a mess, financial problems, hurting my relationship, embarssed to look into my dad' eyes.

    I dont know who to approach...Hard to get confidence if you are lacking in skills, and Finland doesnt make this things easy, their bureucracy is ****. They always want you to study first, well I did and it didnt work...THey prefar to give unemplyment benefits than actually find a practical solution to you.

    Being skilless and unconfident absolutely freakin suks.
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    Just lol, get it together man.

    If you like welding, get into the trades, you’ll make decent money and feel like you’ve done something.
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    didnt you make this thread before
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    These are often the times where you find a way if youre persistent.
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    Originally Posted by elterrible987 View Post
    didnt you make this thread before
    Like a billion times, I know it is annoying and I did delete one today which is a step in the right direction.

    BUt, the things is I have been approaching many companies and it is the same God damn thing. THe ask for skills that we didnt learn at the Uni. Why did I agree on that is beyond me.

    I'm just petrified of opportunity costs, time and etc...

    I like so many things and that is the problem. To me, I want to know which things has a good future and that I like at the sametime and the scarieest part is (THat I actually can be good at)

    But you pay good attention.
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    Originally Posted by tunafish01 View Post
    These are often the times where you find a way if youre persistent.
    I dont give up easily, but I cant focus because I like so many things and I'm getting a mental burn out and becoming anxious from studying alone online. Uni now scares me, because I studied 9 years, got masters and BSc. and every employer I go meet in person ask for skills that I dont have or best case scenarios I dont have the experince. So, is it worth studying again. I dont know are my abilities or how good I'm.

    But I'm reading MArk Manson book in the mean while, helping a bit.
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    Originally Posted by headturner1 View Post
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    If you like welding, get into the trades, you’ll make decent money and feel like you’ve done something.
    I rent furnished houses to guys doing trades (welders, boilermakers, pipefitters) at a refinery. Sometimes I have to cash their checks in order to get my rent money. They make about $2000/week or more.
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    Originally Posted by abond008 View Post
    I dont give up easily, but I cant focus because I like so many things and I'm getting a mental burn out and becoming anxious from studying alone online. Uni now scares me, because I studied 9 years, got masters and BSc. and every employer I go meet in person ask for skills that I dont have or best case scenarios I dont have the experince. So, is it worth studying again. I dont know are my abilities or how good I'm.

    But I'm reading MArk Manson book in the mean while, helping a bit.
    Dude you're 35. No one fuking knows what they want to do in life. They just pick something with a promising career at the end of it that hopefully they will enjoy and fuking go after it. You have been sold a fairy tale of some perfect job that fits you perfectly that doesn't fuking exist. That is what hobbies are for.
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