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  •  Worker bees and their children.... (2+ / 0-)
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    Eyesbright, HM2Viking

    Worker bees and their children will always get screwed...gauran...damn...teed.

    Encourage your children to pursue a profession/skill for which there is a well paying job awaiting them.  We do not need more communication majors, philosophy majors, music majors, etc., although they are worthy pursuits, that is, if one wants to live a life of poverty.

    Rather, encourage your children to go into healthcare, engineering or other high tech professions.

    I truly wish that it were otherwise, but it is not.

    "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win". Mohandas K. Ghandi

    by Randolph the red nosed reindeer on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 06:50:02 PM PDT

    •  Wow. And people rec'd this? (0+ / 0-)

      What a dim world it would be without philosophy, music, and literature.

      And it's not a life of poverty to major in one of those.  English majors often go on to become lawyers, librarians, college instructors, editors, proofreaders, high school teachers, etc.

      •  That is a very good observation. (0+ / 0-)

        Unfortunately, lots also go onto food service, retail and cab driving.  I fervently wish that it were otherwise.

        My observations of the friends of my children demonstrate the above to me too amply.

        Obtaining a skill that is valued in the job marketplace does not have to make following an interest in music or the arts simultaneously impossible.

        My advice...fortunately, my children accepted this device and hence are doing quite well financially...was to follow all of their interests but to have a good  and in demand skill to take to the job/professional workplace when all was said and done.

        "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win". Mohandas K. Ghandi

        by Randolph the red nosed reindeer on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 04:11:52 PM PDT

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