So we had ‘the talk’. ‘The talk’ is the time when you ask yourself questions like:
- What are you good at? (Most common answer: nothing)
- What would you like to do for a living in the future? (Most common answer: nothing)
- What are you interested in? (Most common IB-answer: sleeping)
- What’s your life goal? (Most common IB-answer: surviving the IB)
There was a woman at school who was supposed to help us deciding what to do with our lives. Well, she wasn’t very helpfull. I expected something like a decision tree: Are you good at maths? Yes – you’re going to be a scientist. No – You’re going to be a bad luck loser, working his ass off for nothing.
Something like that would be cool. You know, like 30 questions and in the end you end up with your ideal profession. But instead it was like that: So, this is the area in your brain, taking decisions. So now, use it!
This all was leading to two things: The ones giving up and saying ‘Fuck this shit, I’m going to be a stripper.’ and the others, ending up in an existential crisis. At least we got a piece of chocolate…