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4 minutes ago, Harris/Ernst 2020 said:

Also the last Jedi of course.

I was about to cut a bitch

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I can't juggle but I can do coin tricks. I'm really really happy at the moment despite ending a relationship with a girl who cheated on me 3 times (I bought new suits with date money I was gonna spend) my childhood wasn't that great (grew up poor, and ugly, but very precocious) but somehow after the recession my dad started making consistently more money and we bought a new house in a better school district, and as of last week, my dad received a 50-100k pay raise from the mayor himself (had to leave his old job, and the mayor felt he was super overqualified and now I get to flex because my dad's friends and drinking buddies with the mayor).

My looks have greatly improved since I entered high school, and I was blessed with a nice height (6'1) that makes finding women easy, however, my taste in women is still horrible (attractive but dumb). I do have an IQ of 144, and I am very proud of it, even if it means little.

Ever since the time it was legal, I worked and saved most of my money to either invest or gamble in sportsbetting, which until this year where I've made thousands off both, I was only mediocre at. In fact, I've made enough that I believe I can turn this into a career and not have to go to college. Since I quit drinking and smoking entirely this year my new hobbies are researching stocks, shitposting, 4chan, and clownposting on here.

I am a non-denominational Christian but struggled with faith in my youth and was a former atheist for years.

My goals are to become a millionaire before 30, a multimillionaire before 40, and retire before I hit 50. I don't necessarily want kids but i'm not against it either. The thing that drives me are people that hate me and want me to fail.

My favorite sport to play is basketball (I can finally dunk now), and I love watching college and pro football. Favorite teams are the Lakers and the Browns. My worst injury were the seven stitches I got for cutting my arm open while drunk on the 3rd of this month (one of the many reasons I quit drinking, also drunk-texting people I normally wouldn't, death of family, too many calories, etc.) I quit smoking not for health reasons, but because I only enjoy cigars and they are expensive as shit (my favorite sticks are ~$8.50), I'd smoke 6 a day like Michael Jordan if I could.

8 hours ago, Patine said:

Tattoos, as well as piercings and more extreme things like brands and self-made scars already struck me as things hooligans wore. Thus I never did.

I respect that. I plan on getting a few tattoos at some point (uncle is a tattoo artist, grew up in a non-trashy tattoo family), maybe even a sleeve, but I think most piercings are pretty trashy to be honest. I dumped this one chick because she got a bellybutton piercing which I absolutely hated. Nose rings are trashy too. I liked the prequels more for their production, and the originals more for their story.

5 hours ago, Actinguy said:

I’m 36, married, have a six year old daughter, and work in public relations.  I’m also an Iraq War Veteran, though I was never in direct combat — just on the receiving end of a lot of indirect mortar attacks, which I thankfully was able to escape unharmed.  What drives me is creating a life long bond with my kid, and making sure the mortgage gets paid.

I actually am happy about my life, though intensely unhappy with the direction of this country.  

I have four cats, including three rescues.  We also have two gerbils, two frogs, probably twenty fish, and a caterpillar my daughter is raising to become a butterfly.  I need to hang my wife’s picture at every pet store, saying “do not sell to this woman.”

Goals — right now, I’m focused on health.  I’ve been making sure I walk at least 10,000 steps every day for the past week.  My feet HURT but also I feel a lot better.  Financially, I’ve realized I could potentially be on track to become a millionaire by my 50’s, so I’m working to achieve that.  I love going on cruises, so my retirement plan right now is to sell the house and just go on cruises year round, for as long as I can.

I don’t get to watch a lot of movies...last one I saw in theaters might have been Instant Family, which was very good.

And, yes, I actually can juggle.  I’m self taught.  I used to be an actor in my teens and early 20s, and juggling seemed like the kind of thing that could help me get a role.  

It never did.  

Thank you for your service. Hope your family is doing great. As one of the few gentlemen on the forum with kids i'm sure the direction of the country is something more important to you than anyone else, and while I may not agree with your opinion I can definitely respect it. I'm not a fan of cats to be honest, but rescues are pretty neat.

Keep working on your health. It will get easier as you get stronger and you'll be surprised what you can do. Becoming a millionaire by 50 is absolutely awesome, and I think I read somewhere that cruises are cheaper than retirement homes in the long run. Also nice to find a juggler.

4 hours ago, Herbert Hoover said:

I'll bite too. 

My goals are to attend law school and get a gig as an attorney where I can do the most to help to do my part in society while still being strongly a member of the academia. 

I'm here and exist, so might as well make something of it. I'm a nineteen year old student turning 20 this November (and of course I would never have a drink before the age of 21 or smoke the devil's lettuce, college students don't do those things ;) )

I'm pretty content with my life as it is and the way things are moving forward. I'm likely to get engaged in the next year or two and that's pretty exciting. 

No dog, but an adopted 5 year old cat cat that was previously somewhat abused. He's doing fine now and we are currently trying to get comfortable going outside with his harness and leash. 

Good childhood, lived just about everywhere you'd imagine (think military kid).

Pleasantville is my favorite movie by a pretty wide margin. 

I can juggle somewhat, but learned off of shoe weights from a former actor who never made it when I worked at a shoe store while we were slow. 

I'm currently studying for the LSAT, and moved into my first apartment earlier this year. When I was in high school I did plenty of extra-curriculars and was student body VP and participated in Model United Nations and Youth in Government (where I met my current SO). 

Hope the attorney stuff works out, that's what I used to want to do but i'm confused right now. Lol keep up the 'abstinence' of alcohol. IMO the devil's lettuce is overrated and people who make smoking it their personality are degenerates so don't let yourself become that kind of person. Congrats on your potential engagement, I expect a full invitation complete with a limo ride for @me and @patine. I used to do student government, as President actually, and despite being always voted in by my peers (I was usually the only guy running, and not in a bunch of extra-curriculars and AP classes like the others so I was kind of a populist candidate), the teachers hated me and banned me from running for any office Senior year for reasons I still do not know.

You have a good future, don't waste it. Stick around good people and you'll do good. You're an average of the people you hang with, if you wanna be a good doctor, hang with good doctors, if you wanna be a good lawyer, hang with good lawyers. Even though we spar a lot I genuinely wish you nothing but the best of luck bro (and sometimes that you step on a lego when you disagree with me but forget that).

4 hours ago, Conservative Elector 2 said:

What are your goals?

Step by step. Now I pursue two additional BA programs and hope to graduate them, before joining any MA. I hope to be able to teach at my university.

What drives you?

My desire to build up knowledge.

Are you happy?

Yes

Do you have a dog?

No, sadly I have not

What was your childhood like?

For me it was great. Others might think it was boring. I was not the most popular kid, but I do not enjoy going to night clubs, so I was glad I was not asked to participate in such activities.

What are your favorite movies?

Lord of the Rings, Gladiator, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Mask of Zorro, Remember the Titans, Troy, Gods and Generals/Gettysburg

(TV series: Lost, Charmed, The Tudors, The Borgias, Prison Break, Vikings, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, Narcos, The Simpsons, The Big Bang Theory, How I met your Mother, Two and a half men)

Can you juggle?

No

What interesting stuff has happened recently?

Got Chinese stamps ^ ^

Oo I used to collect stamps, and then coins, and then bottle caps, and now cigars (but i quit smoking as stated above

3 hours ago, Hestia11 said:

Goals - go to college and get some sort of journalistic degree

What drives you? Fear of Failure? ;)

Are you happy? Pretty much, yeah.

Do you have a dog? Yes! A lovely 11-year-old Golden Retriever.

What was your childhood like? I was a very cringy child. Any idea that someone got that it'd be like "Hey, we could make a play out of this" or a "YouTube video", I was there to make it happen. Particularly in elementary years. I'm glad those days are done...

What are your favorite movies?

LOTR (all three but the Two Towers is my favorite), Hobbit (all three but the third one is my favorite), Harry Potter (Order of the Phoenix favorite), Star Wars and Star Trek

Can I juggle? No, not at all.

Interesting thing that has happened lately? Moved my brother to college. Other than that, not much.

Lol I was cringy too, it's alright. Just remember that nobody gives a shit, and if you can't remember cringey stuff your friends did, they likely don't remember the stuff you did. Everybody's their own worst critic.

3 hours ago, Sunnymentoaddict said:

Goals: Ideally one day to get my masters.

I have one cat. Chairman Meow. Terrible pun for a terrible cat. 

Childhood? Oof, I typically reserve this topic for my therapist. 

Movies? Oh man this list changes alot. I remember growing up loving anything Sandler did(Make what you want from that); but I don't have one favorite movie but simply a set of films that can put me in a happy place.  I love cheesy movies that are so bad that they are good. I love the typical artsy fartsy A24 films(Moonlight, Florida Project), and of course Harry Potter.

Did your cat genocide the local mouse population by chance?

2 hours ago, vcczar said:

Goals: I have too many interests and come up with new ideas too quickly to ever really be goal oriented. I’m more a wanderer more than someone that has a plan. I have about 20 unfinished books I’ve written and probably a hundred unfinished projects overall. I’m trying to get better at finishing things. Huge effort this year. 

Drive: Knowledge and doing things that fit my natural abilities. Avoiding things that don’t acquire meaningful knowledge or don’t make good use of my natural abilities. Freedom to have time to do what I want when I want is also a driver. I’d take a $30,000 part time job, especially if it’s something I love to do, over a $100,000 60 hour a week job in which I do something I don’t enjoy. I’ve never personally had much money but I consider myself very successful since I’ve pretty much lived how I want to live most of my adult life. 

Happy: Yes

Have a dog?: No. not a dog person. They smell bad, are too clingy, are loud, and often too invasive of space. A friend of mine says you have to be a fascist to own a dog because of how often you have to command or control them. I don’t like to control and I don’t like to be controlled. I have 4 cats. 

Childhood: My dad was a multi-millionaire until I was about 8. Didn’t really see my parents much before then. I pretty much raised myself. Strangely, after my dad lost his money we moved to the wealthiest neighborhood in Dallas TX (I was also born in Dallas). I did not like growing up in my neighborhood. I was one of the few kids without rich parents. I was subject to bullying because I didn’t wear expensive clothes or because I wasn’t going to Europe or whatever for the Summer. I was a different person then too. Very quiet, constantly day dreaming, and never paying attention in class. I would skip class to go to the library in high school. I feel like I read almost everything in the library. I was really good at sports and great at autodidactic schooling. Strangely, I was immediately popular in undergrad. I became more extroverted and more confident, made straight A’s, went from having maybe 10 friends to hundreds of friends. 

Movies: Almost all movies bore me. I like old 1930s-1950s movies and shorts the most though. I prefer TV comedies, British or American. 

Random facts: I was born in Texas but don’t drive. It’s my only phobia. Other than that I’m quite fearless. I like to walk, often walking 10 miles a day on average. I think 24 miles is my record. I used to be able to dunk a basketball. I’ve pretty much always been good at anything I’m interested in. Can’t juggle because I lack the interest. I was a manager at two different places before I hit my 20s. I could name all the presidents in order and talk about them by the 3rd grade. I could draw the entire world map by 2nd grade. I could barely read in 1st grade, but by 2nd grade I was reading middle school level books while the rest of the class was reading 2nd grade books.  I’ve had so many strange things happen in my life that I can’t list them on here, especially during the 5 years I lived in NYC. I’ve met many famous writers at parties in NYC. My half-first cousin (same grandfather) was Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, but I’ve never met him. 

I could go on but it’s almost time for my doctor’s appointment for my knee. 

Very interesting. Hope your knee's alright also. Considering your childhood, movie taste, and where you grew up most people in your position would probably be a conservative. Glad to hear you're happy though. Best of luck.

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39 minutes ago, ThePotatoWalrus said:Very interesting. Hope your knee's alright also. Considering your childhood, movie taste, and where you grew up most people in your position would probably be a conservative. Glad to hear you're happy though. Best of luck.

 

Most of the people in my neighborhood were Conservative. George W Bush and Dick Cheney lived in my neighborhood, for instance, prior to Bush's election as governor. However, I've never been susceptible to group-think, peer pressure, etc. I'm also not a contrarian, so I wasn't just trying to be different. As soon as I became politically aware, it seemed to me that one party had more of a heart and soul than the other party. I think if anything had an influence on me is the fact that my dad had as much money as you hope to have in your 40s (He was mid-40s when I was born), and once he lost it, he spent the rest of his life obsessed with trying to get it back (in vain). My mom was constantly threatening to leave him and admitted she only married him for his money. My whole neighborhood seemed to lack complete empathy for anyone of a lower social or economic class. I think if anything molded me politically it was these factors. I believe firmly in "Money is the root of all evil." However, I'm aware of its necessity (at the moment) and of its motivating factors. As such, while I have a more positive view of socialism than some, I have a more positive view of capitalism than most people that view socialism positively. I'm not against profit or against wealth. I'm only against it so long as it takes advantage of others by not offering decent healthcare, decent leave for illiness or vacation, decent wages, and by not treating workers with general respect. Employee run businesses I think are a great model. All employees become shareholders. They work harder and because they share in the success of the profits. 

I'm unable to find how my old neighborhood (Highland Park) voted in 2016, but Dallas County voted 61% for Hillary Clinton. Obama was 57% in  both 2008 and 2012. Bush got 50.4% in 2004 and 53% in 2000. In fact, prior to Obama, the last time Dallas County went for a Democrat was LBJ in 1964. Now, Dallas seems reliably Democrat. They positively hated Trump as he only got 34% of the vote in Dallas County. However, if I could find the vote for just my old neighborhood, I'd wager that they were most of that 34%. 

 

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12 minutes ago, vcczar said:

Most of the people in my neighborhood were Conservative. George W Bush and Dick Cheney lived in my neighborhood, for instance, prior to Bush's election as governor. However, I've never been susceptible to group-think, peer pressure, etc. I'm also not a contrarian, so I wasn't just trying to be different. As soon as I became politically aware, it seemed to me that one party had more of a heart and soul than the other party. I think if anything had an influence on me is the fact that my dad had as much money as you hope to have in your 40s (He was mid-40s when I was born), and once he lost it, he spent the rest of his life obsessed with trying to get it back (in vain). My mom was constantly threatening to leave him and admitted she only married him for his money. My whole neighborhood seemed to lack complete empathy for anyone of a lower social or economic class. I think if anything molded me politically it was these factors. I believe firmly in "Money is the root of all evil." However, I'm aware of its necessity (at the moment) and of its motivating factors. As such, while I have a more positive view of socialism than some, I have a more positive view of capitalism than most people that view socialism positively. I'm not against profit or against wealth. I'm only against it so long as it takes advantage of others by not offering decent healthcare, decent leave for illiness or vacation, decent wages, and by not treating workers with general respect. Employee run businesses I think are a great model. All employees become shareholders. They work harder and because they share in the success of the profits. 

I'm unable to find how my old neighborhood (Highland Park) voted in 2016, but Dallas County voted 61% for Hillary Clinton. Obama was 57% in  both 2008 and 2012. Bush got 50.4% in 2004 and 53% in 2000. In fact, prior to Obama, the last time Dallas County went for a Democrat was LBJ in 1964. Now, Dallas seems reliably Democrat. They positively hated Trump as he only got 34% of the vote in Dallas County. However, if I could find the vote for just my old neighborhood, I'd wager that they were most of that 34%. 

 

You can actually, NYT has a great tool for this. I believe I found the correct neighborhood, if we're going by the constrains of Mockingbird Lane in the north, Airport Road in the East, Armostrong Avenue in the South, and Preston Road in the West, then Highland Park voted for Trump by about a margin of 63-33.

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11 minutes ago, vcczar said:

Most of the people in my neighborhood were Conservative. George W Bush and Dick Cheney lived in my neighborhood, for instance, prior to Bush's election as governor. However, I've never been susceptible to group-think, peer pressure, etc. I'm also not a contrarian, so I wasn't just trying to be different. As soon as I became politically aware, it seemed to me that one party had more of a heart and soul than the other party. I think if anything had an influence on me is the fact that my dad had as much money as you hope to have in your 40s (He was mid-40s when I was born), and once he lost it, he spent the rest of his life obsessed with trying to get it back (in vain). My mom was constantly threatening to leave him and admitted she only married him for his money. My whole neighborhood seemed to lack complete empathy for anyone of a lower social or economic class. I think if anything molded me politically it was these factors. I believe firmly in "Money is the root of all evil." However, I'm aware of its necessity (at the moment) and of its motivating factors. As such, while I have a more positive view of socialism than some, I have a more positive view of capitalism than most people that view socialism positively. I'm not against profit or against wealth. I'm only against it so long as it takes advantage of others by not offering decent healthcare, decent leave for illiness or vacation, decent wages, and by not treating workers with general respect. Employee run businesses I think are a great model. All employees become shareholders. They work harder and because they share in the success of the profits. 

I'm unable to find how my old neighborhood (Highland Park) voted in 2016, but Dallas County voted 61% for Hillary Clinton. Obama was 57% in  both 2008 and 2012. Bush got 50.4% in 2004 and 53% in 2000. In fact, prior to Obama, the last time Dallas County went for a Democrat was LBJ in 1964. Now, Dallas seems reliably Democrat. They positively hated Trump as he only got 34% of the vote in Dallas County. However, if I could find the vote for just my old neighborhood, I'd wager that they were most of that 34%. 

 

I live in a upper middle class neighborhood, extremely friendly and safe, I know all of my neighbors, outstanding school district.

I was HORRIFIED by the number of "Lock Her Up!" yard signs that popped up, seemingly over night.  

It turns out, I didn't actually know my neighbors as well as I thought I did.

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2 minutes ago, Actinguy said:

I was HORRIFIED by the number of "Lock Her Up!" yard signs that popped up, seemingly over night.

Would definetly reccomend the tool I linked above to look specifically at your neighborhood's data.

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3 minutes ago, Reagan04 said:

You can actually, NYT has a great tool for this. I believe I found the correct neighborhood, if we're going by the constrains of Mockingbird Lane in the north, Airport Road in the East, Armostrong Avenue in the South, and Preston Road in the West, then Highland Park voted for Trump by about a margin of 65-33.

Thanks. That sounds about right. They probably voted 70+% for Romney and 90% for Bush II. 

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1 minute ago, vcczar said:

 and 90% for Bush II. 

If I recall correctly, you were one of them weren't you?

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44 minutes ago, Reagan04 said:

If I recall correctly, you were one of them weren't you?

Yeah in 2000, but I was naive as hell. I just voted for the more likable person. I didn't even consider their political stances. You know more about current event politics now than I did when I was your age. I wasn't interested in the present then, I just read about politics from 1776-1945. I had no interest in US History or politics after WWII at that time. 

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4 hours ago, vcczar said:

Yeah in 2000, but I was naive as hell. I just voted for the more likable person. I didn't even consider their political stances. You know more about current event politics now than I did when I was your age. I wasn't interested in the present then, I just read about politics from 1776-1945. I had no interest in US History or politics after WWII at that time. 

Even in 2000, I couldn't support Bush. Something about him, even then, seemed evil. Plus, he was the son of the head one of the world's worst terrorist organizations, and that couldn't be good - and his running mate from a soulless Transylvanian Count, a man who seemed to cast no reflection and was a powerful member of the board of directors of a corporation even then known for evil, abusive, and criminal activities abroad. And, Bush prided himself as a "law-and-order" Governor in Texas - which meant making a big showing of denying clemency to people, usually minorities and dirt poor Whites, about to be executed by miscarriages of justice, but quietly giving such pardons to wealthy and powerful people who actually did end up getting convicted. Bad, bad vibes - even before the (un)Patriot Act and the War on Terror (with Terror).

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19 hours ago, ThePotatoWalrus said:

I'd like to get to know some of the forum members here a little better. I know very little about any of you.

What are your goals? What drives you? Are you happy? Do you have a dog? What was your childhood like? What are your favorite movies? Can you juggle? What interesting stuff has happened recently? That sort of stuff, anything.

I love dogs (and really animals in general) and have a dog that I love very much. I also volunteer at the animal shelter near where I go to school. My favorite movies are Fight Club, New Jack City, Paid in Full, Shutter Island, and Anchorman.

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7 minutes ago, jnewt said:

I love dogs (and really animals in general) and have a dog that I love very much. I also volunteer at the animal shelter near where I go to school. My favorite movies are Fight Club, New Jack City, Paid in Full, Shutter Island, and Anchorman.

What is volunteering at the animal shelter like?

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I'd be curious what majors people were (or currently are/planning to major in) and where they went to college as well as any graduate degrees and what they've done with those degrees. For some reason, I find that kind of thing very interesting. I looked up the college majors and advanced degrees of all the 2020 candidates and found many of them quite fascinating.

I'm majoring in economics at a small college in New England. I also went to a well-known Catholic college before transferring. I was originally a political science major, but changed my major out of fear that I wouldn't be able to get a job as a political science major. I don't have the outgoing personality that seems to be a requirement to work in that field, and thus, felt I wouldn't even be able to get hired.

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Just now, SilentLiberty said:

What is volunteering at the animal shelter like?

I actually haven't been there since late April because I only volunteer at the one where I go to school, but I enjoy it very much. All I really do is walk the dogs, but I find it very therapeutic. I also love checking the shelter's website everyday to root for the dogs to get adopted. I love seeing them find real homes. 

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18 minutes ago, jnewt said:

I'd be curious what majors people were (or currently are/planning to major in) and where they went to college as well as any graduate degrees and what they've done with those degrees. For some reason, I find that kind of thing very interesting. I looked up the college majors and advanced degrees of all the 2020 candidates and found many of them quite fascinating.

I'm majoring in economics at a small college in New England. I also went to a well-known Catholic college before transferring. I was originally a political science major, but changed my major out of fear that I wouldn't be able to get a job as a political science major. I don't have the outgoing personality that seems to be a requirement to work in that field, and thus, felt I wouldn't even be able to get hired.

Pre-law and political science over here! I imagine the latter would be the most popular on a forum like this :D 

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13 minutes ago, Herbert Hoover said:

Pre-law and political science over here! I imagine the latter would be the most popular on a forum like this :D 

I briefly considered law school when I was political science major, but ultimately decided it wouldn't be worth going into that much debt (even though I still plan on going to graduate school). What law schools are you looking at and what kind of a lawyer do you want to be? If I went to law school I would have wanted to be an immigration lawyer and/or work with the ACLU.

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45 minutes ago, jnewt said:

I'd be curious what majors people were (or currently are/planning to major in) and where they went to college as well as any graduate degrees and what they've done with those degrees. For some reason, I find that kind of thing very interesting. I looked up the college majors and advanced degrees of all the 2020 candidates and found many of them quite fascinating.

I'm majoring in economics at a small college in New England. I also went to a well-known Catholic college before transferring. I was originally a political science major, but changed my major out of fear that I wouldn't be able to get a job as a political science major. I don't have the outgoing personality that seems to be a requirement to work in that field, and thus, felt I wouldn't even be able to get hired.

I considered majoring in business, but then I realized that you don't need a degree in business to start a business.

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51 minutes ago, jnewt said:

I'd be curious what majors people were (or currently are/planning to major in) and where they went to college as well as any graduate degrees and what they've done with those degrees. For some reason, I find that kind of thing very interesting. I looked up the college majors and advanced degrees of all the 2020 candidates and found many of them quite fascinating.

I'm majoring in economics at a small college in New England. I also went to a well-known Catholic college before transferring. I was originally a political science major, but changed my major out of fear that I wouldn't be able to get a job as a political science major. I don't have the outgoing personality that seems to be a requirement to work in that field, and thus, felt I wouldn't even be able to get hired.

I got my B.A in History from a small state college. I share your dream of working in politics; however  I put a pin in that given the  ideological gap between myself and majority of the elected officials in my state.

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54 minutes ago, jnewt said:

I'd be curious what majors people were (or currently are/planning to major in) and where they went to college as well as any graduate degrees and what they've done with those degrees. For some reason, I find that kind of thing very interesting. I looked up the college majors and advanced degrees of all the 2020 candidates and found many of them quite fascinating.

I'm majoring in economics at a small college in New England. I also went to a well-known Catholic college before transferring. I was originally a political science major, but changed my major out of fear that I wouldn't be able to get a job as a political science major. I don't have the outgoing personality that seems to be a requirement to work in that field, and thus, felt I wouldn't even be able to get hired.

 

35 minutes ago, Herbert Hoover said:

Pre-law and political science over here! I imagine the latter would be the most popular on a forum like this :D 

 

18 minutes ago, jnewt said:

I briefly considered law school when I was political science major, but ultimately decided it wouldn't be worth going into that much debt (even though I still plan on going to graduate school). What law schools are you looking at and what kind of a lawyer do you want to be? If I went to law school I would have wanted to be an immigration lawyer and/or work with the ACLU.

 

8 minutes ago, ThePotatoWalrus said:

I considered majoring in business, but then I realized that you don't need a degree in business to start a business.

A four-year post-secondary course is mandatory to be a social worker. I went to a local community college. I had no "college life," - I was very distracted with other things in life at the time, and I lived at home and took the bus to college, not lived in any campus housing. I don't think I got much more out of that experience than just being qualified and given credential to my do my job, really.

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22 minutes ago, jnewt said:

I briefly considered law school when I was political science major, but ultimately decided it wouldn't be worth going into that much debt (even though I still plan on going to graduate school). What law schools are you looking at and what kind of a lawyer do you want to be? If I went to law school I would have wanted to be an immigration lawyer and/or work with the ACLU.

I want to stay as far away from criminal law as I can, first off. I'd prefer to focus on civil discrimination or labor law, but more generally I'd like to be in the realm of some form of tort law.

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14 minutes ago, ThePotatoWalrus said:

I considered majoring in business, but then I realized that you don't need a degree in business to start a business.

That was always my view of business majors. Plus you really learn whatever you need to know on the job. If you're planning on working in business you may as well study whatever you want. Are you still planning to go to college?

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1 hour ago, Patine said:

Even in 2000, I couldn't support Bush. Something about him, even then, seemed evil. Plus, he was the son of the head one of the world's worst terrorist organizations, and that couldn't be good - and his running mate from a soulless Transylvanian Count, a man who seemed to cast no reflection and was a powerful member of the board of directors of a corporation even then known for evil, abusive, and criminal activities abroad. And, Bush prided himself as a "law-and-order" Governor in Texas - which meant making a big showing of denying clemency to people, usually minorities and dirt poor Whites, about to be executed by miscarriages of justice, but quietly giving such pardons to wealthy and powerful people who actually did end up getting convicted. Bad, bad vibes - even before the (un)Patriot Act and the War on Terror (with Terror).

You’re a little older than me. I was going in with maximum naivety. It was almost like I thought both parties were the same and the more personable person would do the best for the people or something. 

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