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    and what do you mean by "get you far"? Do you mean far in happiness or far financially? I would think farther in happiness would be better.

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    You can't pay bills with a smile.

    (I should crochet that into a pillow)

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    You can pay bills with a job that you like. You don't need to make 120K to be able to pay your bills, just live to the extent that you can afford.

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    >> Well, I don't really hate programming, I just can't see myself doing it forever. I don't know why. I'm really confused. It just seems that everything else that I would enjoy doing wouldn't get me as far as a technical degree.

    Most programmers won't do it forever. I certainly won't. Maybe 5-8 years at the most. Why would you want to one thing all your life? Most programmers do it for a while, then become project managers or start their own business (sometimes shrinkwrap, more commonly consulting).

    I like this:

    A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.

    -Robert A. Heinlein

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    I thought about it all day. I think I want to be a cop. I really think I could enjoy being a cop.

    good quote, btw

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    yea, shooting people is much more fun that programming!

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    Good luck, weezy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Govtcheez
    You can't pay bills with a smile.
    Unless of course you are the trophy wife of an 80+ year old

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    I tried to specialize in one field of IT, networking.
    It didn't work out. From there I got a job doing networking, telecommunications, UNIX administration. After getting burnt out I moved on to programming basically teaching myself but my company used my code in production level allowing me to put it on my resume as work experience
    From here who knows eventually I'll get burnt out on programming and maybe move on to something else in IT or something not even associated with IT.
    Still young after all always been interested in IT security, as well as a cop to(lot of family members who are cops) and not to mention the military!

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    Third year electrical engineering major friend of mine made a sudden change over to spanish.

    I'm sure you will find something else and be fine, even if nobody has any idea what your interests actually are!
    I'm not immature, I'm refined in the opposite direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobMcGee123
    Third year electrical engineering major friend of mine made a sudden change over to spanish.

    I'm sure you will find something else and be fine, even if nobody has any idea what your interests actually are!
    What qualifications do you hold Bob mah dude?
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    People keep telling me that it doesnt matter this early
    These people know what they're talking about. This is just part of college. I switched my major (either in my head or officially) more times that I care to remember. You'll find something you like. As was said before, the credits you're taking now will most likely help you with whatever major you end up in. Some will help as electives, others will fit in your program. Don't sweat that part. You have plenty of time.

    As for playing powerball, the lottery is a tax on people who are bad at math.

    (That being said, for $340M, even I'll be buying a ticket on my way home from work. )
    There is a difference between tedious and difficult.

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    According to a former professor of mine the average number of times a college student switches their major is 4. Just food for thought

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    That's most likely true. I'm one of the few out of the majority of my friends that went in and came out with the same major.
    EntropySink. You know you have to click it.

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