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Guys, I need your advise...

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by nakamura, Jan 5, 2015.

  1. nakamura

    nakamura Senior Member

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    At the moment I am full time student. I will finish the school in June 2016. I am just an average student, maybe also because I am working on different IM projects the most time instead of studying. Sometimes I have problems with the other students and also the teachers. Well, I will tell you more about that later.

    Since many months (about 8 months) I am earning big bucks like 6k-10k per month and its growing every month, step by step.
    I am traveling every holiday I have (also just came back yesterday from holidays in Thailand) and of course all my classmates see that and they also see that I am wearing designer clothes and so on, that's why they get kind of jealous and treat me different. Same for the teachers. It's pretty annoying. My whole motivation towards studying also changed. I can't really see the reason of getting up in the morning or studying a lot for exams, because I already got the IM job and I earn more bucks than I will ever earn in another job.

    So my feeling tells me: Quit the school! Concentrate only on IM and work even more. Make yourself a nice life in another country and bank hard.

    My brain tells me: Finish the school to get a good degree, because you never know what will happen in the future.

    It's a dilemma. If I would stop studying I would make a working holiday visa somewhere in Asia and live there for a year, just to work more. Also I would register a company in HK.

    I know this problem might sound stupid to you, but the school degrees means a lot to me, because I am thinking a lot about the future.


    What would you do?
    You were in the same situation like me?
     
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    sashablack Elite Member

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    be cool and stay in school, finish school and while your doing that save some money so you can scale your IM ventures :)

    -Sasha
     
  3. Apricot

    Apricot Administrator Staff Member

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    Grind it out and if IM falls flat, at least you can then use previous earnings along with the degree to get you into full time work in the future. (IMO)
     
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    abhi007 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    haters gonna keep on hating....keep at it :)
     
  5. nakamura

    nakamura Senior Member

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    Yup, that's exactly my plan I follow. I do it since many months and think this way. But it is really hard to resist.
     
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    finish school no1 wants to hire an idiot who throws away an education
     
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    You remind me of a joke about rich student who complained to his father that there is a misunderstanding between him and the rest of the class. For example all his classmates get to the school on bus, while he gets there on Maserati.

    The father answered: No problem son. Take the money. Buy yourself a bus. Be like everyone else.

    The moral of the joke: Get your designer clothes off, and be like everyone else.
     
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    My advice would be to finish your school. So you have a base in your life, you can always fall back on.
    Once you're finished with school, you have all the time you want to work on IM. And it will probably make you feel better
    because you know you have your degree and thus something to fall back on.

    About the students, try to fit in a little by not showing off too much of your money.
    It will make your time on school much more pleasant.

    Try to hold it out for the coming time, work hard, and when you're done with school
    You have all the freedom you want.
     
  9. nakamura

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    Hmm, maybe you got me wrong. It's not like I want to be someone special, its the opposite. I am just regular and the people who know me and who are my friends know that I am still like I was before I started IM. I didn't even by myself a car (I have a driver license).
    So, its more like about the traveling and other things. For example when the PS4 was released I just went out to buy one, while everyone else was saving for it.
    It's this being jealous thing.
    Look, for myself I decided not to hang out all day and play video games or smoke weed, like them. I decided for myself to work hard and start my own business. I think I deserved to do what I like. And if they dislike it, then they can start IM too. :)