Hey guys, Just going to write this little post about a somewhat heated argument just had with my girlfriend haha (lol), Anyway - for perspective: We are in Ireland. She is the most dedicated booksmart student you will ever meet. Perfect grades, perfect attendance - the works. Me on the other hand - not so much a perfect score student + far from perfect attendance. I find the entire cirriculum so boring. I have spent many nights reading on here to try grow my skill set, months of experimenting, learning how to sell, cold calling clients, making up websites, helping them rank up through google and gain from their investments etc etc. As you can see - 2 completely different outlooks. Anyway, we are both appraoching that stage in college where we ee to do internships etc - I failed an exam so I am unable to attend (personally i prefere that, I have much bigger plans - developing software, growing business etc) but girlfriend on the other hand got a perfect score in her exams so she will likely not only recieve a place for internship, but recieve some sort of payment also. Que to the argument - she was going on saying how I should of studied more for my exams because then I would be able to go on an internship also and because she put in work and studied she is now able to get a pai placement yadadadada and going on and on and I somewhat snapped. I said to her just because she was able to learn off theories (4ps of marketing from like the 80s and shit - completely outdated and irrelevant stuff in todays day and age) and recite them back in an exam setting better than I was able to, does not mean that she should be more entitled to a paid placement. I just said the whole structure was ridiculous (which it is in my opinion haha) and asked her a few little quick fire basic question (how could a company calculate its cost per lead, how could a company even begin to start ranking for new keywords, whats the difference between 1st, 2nd and 3rd tier traffic etc.) I have helped local businesses rank for keywords in less than 2 months, help clients land huge contracts and expand their businesses in ways they didnt even think was possible. And I am only starting this whole IM thing - and I am 20. know thats just how the world works - need a degree to get into places basically, but sometimes for other people its just not the path you want to go.