Yes, but at some point you have to assume the person has prior knowledge of what's going on. I'd like to play professional football; I'm really good at Madden. However, I'm not that great at real football, and am smart enough to know that it shouldn't be my career.
Originally posted by doubleanti
Well, one thing you have to realize too is that not everyone knows exactly what they want to do in their lives. And even if you think you might know what you want, things can change y'know, and they do. I thought I wanted to do CS, what a lot of you are doing that browse these boards, but I found that I was more interested in computer architecture, and now analog electronics and filters.
Fortunate are those who knew more about what they were getting into at the time they signed up, but sometimes it takes people a year or two of their undergrad to find out what their calling is, and even then sometimes they find it is not.