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I've been thinking about freedom, after watching Jerome Jarre's "my first million dollars" video. I want to be free. But I can't. I can't imagine myself leaving engineering school and make music. My parents expect too much from me. THey expect me to be a millionaire. I want to follow my dreams but I am too afraid to because I live in Turkey and its very hard to earn money if you are out of school. I've been thiking about this since 2 years and I feel like I waste my life... I know I will regret it one day but I'm just afraid....

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  • I had this struggle a while ago, because I didn't see any point to my education besides preparing me to be a capitalist robot and fulfilling my parents expectations. The pressure that came with it had me end up in a mental hospital, and I can tell you that is something you really, really want to avoid. After almost 2 years of slacking around I finally made the decision to pick up on my education again. What brought me to this decision was mostly the act of realizing that I can't fulfill my dreams without making any money, without being insured that even if my plans fail, I will not have any trouble to always put some food on the table and have roof above my head. I'm 20 now, but during the last two years I came close to being homeless or starving more than once, and if I didn't have relatives who'd care about me, I would be really fcked up now. It's sometimes really hard to carry on with something that makes you feel like it's keeping you from pursuing your dreams, but I learned that having a good education is not a waste of time which could be spend on doing what makes you truly happy, but a necessary coverage,which in the long run gives you a much greater deal of freedom, because you never, EVER have to be scared that something you approach won't work out, because there is always something you can go back to in case it doesn't. If you have nothing, any decision you make will have to include the thought "what happens if I fail?" with it, and I can tell you that this is so much more stressful than just being patient and finishing your education. Just try to see it as a slow, but huge step towards your dreams.

  • I left to follow my dreams. Now I'm going back to school at 30 WHILE working. There is no harm in doing music on the side but I assure in America where people can make a good living as a musician, we make 1/5 of what we did in 2004. There is no future. Finish your school, but don't give up on your hobby either. Just don't give up school to do your hobby full time. It's your life. Engineering is a guaranteed paycheck and maybe you can come to America as an engineer and play music with me after work. My old guitarist manages a Taco Bell now and my bassist lives with his mom. Only my drummer got a real job, he's a soldier. We weren't even on drugs like most musicians we played with. Do what you decide, but be sure you know what the consequences are.

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