I made a fatal error in life, that it seems a lot of young people are making nowadays.
While there are a lot of older people now warning the youngsters about this same issue, including myself, I had no such older people to warn me.
My fatal error? I chose to get a degree in something that was practically useless in the real world. I chose to get a degree in Art Appreciation, which means I basically spent my years judging other people’s art. Well, it turns out that isn’t very useful in life if you don’t have the skills for art. I have never been an artist, and since anyone can judge art, I never was able to find a job after graduating. Now I was horribly in debt, and I needed to find another way to make a living. My grandfather suggested I go for something more laborious and always in demand, like being a HVAC technician, I was running out of options, and all of my previous ideas were shut down, so I decided to go for it. My grandfather helped me pay to go to HVAC university, and not long after I became a certified HVAC professional. I was hired two weeks after graduating and now I am slowly paying back all of my debt. My grandfather was right, being a HVAC tech has really improved my life and has given me a stable way to live. It’s not really that difficult either, sure it has a few things I don’t like, but all in all, I am happy.