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Successful at IM but a HUGE failure in studies

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by rulingim, Apr 10, 2013.

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  1. rulingim

    rulingim Newbie

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    Maybe its just not me. I am in college right now and I just can't fuckin take those engineering studies. It just goes over my head. It just doesn't make sense to study those dead matters and on top of that I have too many backlogs which just makes me more tense and people think I am stupid to have that many..

    The point I am trying to portray is that I am pretty much earning well in IM through various sources and kinda settled enough at an early age but the only thing which troubles me is the big blot of failure in studies. I don't want to drop out because that would make the situation more worse. Sometimes its important to think what other think because you are also a part of the society.

    What do you people suggest? Should I study and force myself to do it? ( I cant change my subject now to something I love because for that you need to complete this course first)

    I am seriously not that good at any other thing apart from IM so I really don't know what to do.. Please advise those who are experienced enough in handling such situations.
     
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  2. GreenGoblin

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    There's gonna be people that's gonna say Hey! stay in school it's good for you. The there will be people to tell you f%%$ school quit.

    I'll tell you what I found out over the years, your in that 1-2% of IMers that's gonna be successful no matter what you do. To be successful in IM there's certain criteria you have to meet ironically these are the same things you would have to meet just to be successful in life overall.

    1. Apply yourself
    2. never quit
    3. Stay focused and all the other BS that comes along with being successful

    So honestly, school is a waste of your GOT DAMN TIME!!! that sounds harsh right?? but that only applies to you. Some of the people in this forum need to be in school and never leave it. I for one make 6 figures and I quit college the first 2 weeks of being there. My logic was like this my professor makes 30k a year I make xxx,xxx a year ok WTF am I here again.

    I'm not gonna say quit school what i will say is this...find something at school you like doing and execute that, even if its having sex with every pretty girl on campus make use of that small block of time. REAL TALK
     
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  3. PrinceVisi

    PrinceVisi Elite Member

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    HEH 6 figures ee... Thats some impressive shit!

    Would you mind to share some x,xxx a month ideas? I can turn them to xxx,xxx$ myself ;)
     
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    The Internet > College
     
  5. Junkfood00

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    Study hard I'd say. IM business is very risky and it could be blown away any minute, it's more about luck. Being a doctor or a chemist can make you a millionaire very quickly, in Norway you could make $12k+ a week if you're a pro doctor, humans are not immuned against everything and you can bill them what the fuck you want and you don't worry about any panda or penguin shit.
     
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    finish your college, you never know what awaits you in life. Education is the best investment you can do. Don't think everything in dollars. A good education will bring you other qualities which you may not be able to buy with dollars later. And yes you can both study and be successful IM. Just dedicate yourself in both.
     
  7. JimmyWong

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    Well said, wuqater.

    I think some people here just don't "get it" here, or see the bigger picture.

    rulingim, perhaps your course just sucks and isn't for you. Considering exploring other avenues of study and life, and most importantly something you enjoy.
     
  8. Paco De Lucía

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    Just look at the grammar and cognitive abilities (and I mean lack thereof) of people telling you that "school is a waste of time." I wouldn't listen to them, or you might end up like them.

    IMHO, you should consider simply changing your major to one that suits your interests and abilities better. Education is not about "success", because success by its very definition is highly subjective and relative. Education is good for its own sake. With it, you'll be like a painter that has access to a wide palette of colors. Without it, you'll be limited to black and white and won't be able to see past your own myopia.

    I'm an old guy that actually plans on going back to school when I can to work on a master's degree, because education is something that also never stops during life's journey. You cannot grow as a person if you don't keep learning.

    Those that say things like "street smarts are better than book smarts!" and other similar things are intellectually impoverished and are basically trying to give themselves a pat on their own backs to feel better.

    If you are intellectually and culturally impoverished it will never matter how rich or "successful" you may become, that wealth will be of lesser value to you. For example, if you give a monkey a daily truckload of fruits and vegetables for life, he may be the "richest" monkey, but still have a lower status than humans that can understand the world better.

    A closer analogy might be that guy that didn't graduate high school and works in a convenience store winning the lottery. Most people will laugh and cringe rather than feel jealousy. Don't be that guy.

    rulingim, I really wish you the best of luck in your continuing education and sincerely hope you find a major that suits your life's goals better. Since you are already doing well with IM, you may want to consider perhaps a psychology major or perhaps international business. It is a lot of work, but you will end up a better rounded person as a result.

    Best,

    Paco
     
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  9. hatemachine

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    The guy that worked hard in IM and got far isn't equal to a guy winning the lottery, so no one would laugh at him. That was a horrible analogy.
     
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    The main goal of college is to get EDUCATED, so ask yourself this question Can I educate myself or Do I need a system(college, highschool,etc) to educate me? If you have the discipline to educate yourself then I say the heck with school, if not stay in college.

    A college degree is just a piece a paper, the knowledge that you acquire is the only thing that has value.
     
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  11. Paco De Lucía

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    If that guy was fabulously rich and successful and was uneducated, the same principle would still apply, no matter how "hard" you worked for it. Kind of like those "new money" celebrities that go to Michelin star restaurants and bring their own steak sauce... wearing sneakers. Money cannot buy education, class or culture.
     
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  12. olu83

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    Hey man, keep your head up. I was almost in the exact situation that you were in. I initially entered into college as a dual degree major (Computer Science & Computer Engineering). My father is a very successful civil engineer and I was always interested in computers so I figured I could kinda follow in his footsteps. At the time, I was making about 6k a week (back in 2001) doing some not so legit things....lol. The only reason that I actually went to school was because that was the next logical step after high school even though I had 3 cars and could have easily just continued to make lots of money albeit illegally. Long story short, I was indicted for my illegal activites but managed to obtain my Computer Science degree. (I ditched the engineering double major because I figured 1 computer science degree would be alright..right?) Anyways, I'm currently employed as an IT instructor making a modest income and just now getting into internet marketing but I could easily be struggling if I didn't have my degree which has given me the oppurtunity to continue to make some decent money. Basically, the moral of the story is not to place all of your eggs in one basket. What I would suggest is to search online for some of the concepts that your instructors are covering in class (youtube is golden) and see if you can learn from a different source. Also, think about taking a lighter load of courses. Your definitely a bright guy, it may be a matter of balancing your internet marketing and your studies. Don't quit, you only have a couple years until u graduated. The years are going to go by anyways right? Why not get a degree while your at it. No worries, you'll get through the hardships and be happy that you did it. Also, you can easily switch into a computer related degree since comp sci is mostly math anyways and not be that far off track from your graduation. Keep me posted bro...peace
     
  13. hatemachine

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    Who the hell cares if someone is educated if they're successful. I know successful people who own several gambling halls and they couldn't be nicer, yet they have problems writing their own name on a paper. I don't see the point you're trying to prove. You're acting like everyone has to be classy and educated, as long as the people are happy doing what they are and not hurting anyone; I see no issue.
     
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  14. Junkfood00

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    Because being illiterate is a shame in today's society, don't you think?
     
  15. bigfoot1

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    Engineering might not be for you. Maybe try switching into a major you're passionate about that could also help your IM career(Computer science comes to mind).

    Engineering is too tough for most people, you really have to be dedicated towards Engineering if you want to do well in it.
     
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    Quite often however those people lose all the riches they have, because they lack simple logic that is taught in school/university.
    But I do agree being simple or educated is up to you, though in my opinion being able to talk about other subjects beside farts and cars would be nice.
    Few of my friends decided that university isn't for them and I don't see a problem in that, but over the years I've started to "not enjoy" their company as much as when we were teenagers, simply because whenever we gather they pretty much talk about the same thing over and over. It's tiring and I assume with age it will only get worse(as a feeling).
     
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  17. hatemachine

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    Today's society? Who the hell cares what society expects of you? Only sheeple do that, acting like all the other sheeple so they don't feel alone because they would be sooo scared without their sheeple friends.

    You don't have to go to school to learn how to invest your money to become more richer.
     
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    Why would you care about what the society thinks?
    The society should be a shame because a illiterate man is more successful than a somebody who can write
     
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    U need to ask yourself what you realy want!
     
  20. Leith

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    I feel your pain!
     
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