Why Is It All About Money?
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Why Is It All About Money?

It's absurd.

Why Is It All About Money?
Pepi Stojanovski

As I am on the quest to find the perfect career for me, I find myself constantly looking up the annual income of professions I am interested in.

While I am in the depths of Google, hoping that the careers I want to pursue make over six figures, I have a little voice in my head telling me that I should be ashamed for caring about the money aspect of thing so much.

That little voice inside my head is absolutely correct, but it heavily contradicts what society is telling me.

In the current day and age, it seems as if everything revolves around money. This thought may be in my head because I was raised in a society of materialism, but no matter what spin I put on this argument, the idea stays the same: you need to have money.

At seventeen years old, I've learned that "money doesn't grow on trees", but I am still naive when it comes to paying bills and buying necessities but still finding a way of having a good amount of disposable income.

At seventeen years old, I also have to find a career to pursue. All my income is disposable right now, so when the time comes, I know I'll want lots of money to support myself.

I am in between two majors right now: nursing and journalism. One job guarantees me a steady income with several job opportunities, and the other doesn't have a lot of income but will give me opportunities I know that some people will only dream of.

Now I have to answer this: which one should I pursue?

After all, life is very temporary. Before you know it, it will all be over. We will fall into the hole of oblivion and no amount of money can prevent you from that.

Once life is over, all you will have left is the memories. Your spirit cannot take your big house or designer clothes into the afterlife. The experiences you have will be all you can grasp on to, for the rest of time.

We seem to forget that idea while hypnotized by the now. The now tells us that we need the top brands and to be the best of the best. Will that ever change?

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