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22 Aug 2012, 8:44 am

My teachers either don't know anything or call me out on my odd behavior. Everyone pretends to be nice to me, then ditches me. All the girls think I'm boring, which I only overheard recently. I've never kissed.

I originally went for the learning anyway. However, even as an engineering major, I've learned from some working professionals that my classes have nothing to do with my future job :?. All I can look forward to is making money from my two jobs and Aikido (a noncompetitive martial art).



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22 Aug 2012, 10:14 am

It's definitly a tough call to decide on matters such as this. If you're interested in engineering, have you taken a look at the qualifications/education that you will need in order to land the kind of job that you are looking for? If not it might be worth seeing if you even need a university education or if going for a more directed king of education (such as an apprenticeship) might be the way to go. Either way stay focused on where you want to end up and try and use that as your motivation in your education.



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22 Aug 2012, 11:16 am

Thumbprint wrote:
It's definitly a tough call to decide on matters such as this. If you're interested in engineering, have you taken a look at the qualifications/education that you will need in order to land the kind of job that you are looking for? If not it might be worth seeing if you even need a university education or if going for a more directed king of education (such as an apprenticeship) might be the way to go. Either way stay focused on where you want to end up and try and use that as your motivation in your education.


Well I have three semesters left, so I wouldn't want to start over again, and I will try to get a job in "field testing", which is similar to blue-collar electrical technology, only with more complex equipment. Also, a bachelor's degree pays more :p. I just have to serve the rest of my sentence lol.



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22 Aug 2012, 12:01 pm

Why don't you just focus more on your interests? Do you just have Akido or are you interested in anything else? Sometimes having a video game or getting into something like mechanics or history will give you something fun and new to spice things up.

A lot of times aspies start to feel depressed if an interest/aspiration winds down or isn't what they thought and they don't have something new to replace it.

I wouldn't recommend putting too much stock in the social scene. Just having one or two people who appreciate you and are good company is all anyone really needs. :)



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22 Aug 2012, 1:20 pm

Yeah, maybe a science or engineering club would be likely to have people you could get a long with.