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Stop Telling Me I Will Not Get A Job When I Graduate

People should be more supportive of other people's dreams.

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Stop Telling Me I Will Not Get A Job When I Graduate
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When I was fourteen years old, I was determined to get a Ph.D. in Psychology to become a trauma psychologist. I knew it was going to be a long road ahead, however, trauma psychology was something I was so passionate about I was willing to work hard to get there. I was so in love with the subject all I ever wanted to do was tell people of my plans to be a doctor. However, after discussing my plans with a few people, I started to realize how unsupportive people were. I started hearing "good luck getting a job," "you are going to be in school forever," "that is a really hard field to get into." I started becoming discouraged after hearing how negative people were about me pursuing my dreams. I became hesitant when people asked me what my major was, and I no longer lit up when I spoke about it.

After a year and a half of school, I realized as much as I loved psychology, it was going to emotionally drain me to the point I was not sure I would be able to do my job efficiently.

In October, I decided to switch from psychology to journalism when I realized how much I loved sports and wanted to make a career in that field.

If I thought I was tired of hearing I was not going to get a job with a Ph.D. in psychology, I had no idea what was coming.

As soon as I told people about the change of plans, the first reaction I received was "that is a really competitive field so I am not sure that is a good idea." Honestly, what is not a competitive field these days?

Once again, I hated the whole "what is your major" conversation. All it ever lead to was negative comments about how it was IMPOSSIBLE to get a job in sports media.

The lack of support people have shown for my dreams is quite unreal and I cannot quite understand the point of tearing someone down for being ambitious. I understand it will take a lot of work and dedication to get there, however, I chose this path and I am willing to do whatever it takes to get there.

So just a word of advice, stop degrading people's dreams.

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