Hello dear progresser!
Today is Sunday, which means, I’m not really up to do much blogging and I haven’t been able to write some in advance. Though! I had quite a nice chat today, when I randomly decided to go to Omegle. To be honest, the first chats I got to experience on there were pretty bad, but this one made me think. It was quite a nice conversation and I started to think: Maybe it would actually suit me to give advice to younger people. Just read it yourself and let me know what you think.
You’re now chatting with a random stranger. Say hi!
You: How old are you?
Stranger: Old enough
You: haha, good
You: what do you do? hobbies? school? work?
Stranger: I was just fucking around. What kinda question is that though
Stranger: Im a student
You: I’m asking because 14 year olds come across as well.. just making sure
Stranger: What do you do then?
You: i’m helping my friend grow his business, it’s just at the beginning though
You: used to study as well, but i quit
You: what do you study?
Stranger: Science program
You: what science program?
Stranger: Idk man, thats what it translates to
You: lol.. okay, hm
You: can you describe what it is about?
You: like programming? IT?
Stranger: I study biology, chemistry, physics, math, english and other stuff
Stranger: Its not very.. what do you call it
You: so it’s a school, not a university?
Stranger: Yeah got two more years before I go to Uni
You: by the way, i’m curious what continent you’re from, because i guess you’re not american or english
You: i’m european as well
You: do you know what kind of uni you will go to?
Stranger: No clue
You: did you got to inform yourself about your options or so?
Stranger: Yeah I know what i can choose from
You: how comes you don’t know which way you wanna go?
Stranger: I have no idea what I want to work with
You: did you talked about that with your parents before?
Stranger: Thats why i chose the science program, you can become almost whatever you want when ur done
You: yeah, i understand that and i believe it was a pretty good choice
You: see, if you can, you should experience stuff
You: you could ask your parents if they connect you with people that can tell you about their jobs
You: you could volunteer on a job
You: you could start a hobby that would fit for a job
Stranger: Yeah Im probably going to start working weekends in a Mcdonalds
You: you could even ask your teacher if they want to give you a project where you can connect with companies
You: you mean for some experience and money?
Stranger: Mostly for the money, but yeah. If you become a doctor or something similar having experience at Mcdonalds doesnt really do much does it
You: haha yeah in a sense
You: but having a start is a very good thing
You: that way one job can lead to another
You: otherwise you wouldn’t have anything on your resumee
You: i think it’s pretty good that you do it, as long as you also look out for what you want to be
Stranger: Shit man, I didnt expect to get life lessons on Omegle
You: did that upset you now?
Stranger: Nah its nice
You: or disappoint?
You: oh i’m glad
Stranger: You seem educated
You: well thank you
You: you seem educated as well, you know
You: i wasn’t even doing as well as you, when i was your age, so you can probably go a lot farther 🙂
Stranger: What do you do for a living then? Besides that project
You: i used to work as an IT specialist, but right now i am just with that project
You: i used to study media informatics
You: though i didn’t finished
You: i think i rushed my decision too much, didn’t put enough thought into it
You: or better said, i wanted to, but i didn’t completed the task of putting enough thought into my decision
You: that’s why i recomended talking with your parents, so they’d help you to really focus on that
You: but of course it depends on your parents whether they’d really help you
You: which means any person who would keep you on it would be helpful
You: don’t know how easily you’d get distracted x)
Stranger: I think Id rather do this on my own, my parents arent really well educated.
You: you mean degree wise?
Stranger: Yeah. My stepdad is a doctor though
Stranger: So theres that
You: yeah you could start with him
You: the thing is
You: it’s good to have different perspectives
You: and maybe you also have institutes where you can make something like a talent test
You: uhm there are some institutes that would help you on finding out what would suit you
Stranger: Gotta find one of those then
You: yeah and as i said, it’s great that you start of with some job
You: the thing is
You: before you didn’t do/had the job
You: you don’t really know what it’s like
You: that’s why it’s also good to just ask people how their job is like
Stranger: Too many jobs to choose from man
Stranger: Driving me crazy
You: ah i get that!
Stranger: I really have no idea what I want to do in life
You: that’s why it’s so good that you decided to start something, even if it’s just mcdonalds for now
You: well you can also take school as an indicator
You: what subjects make fun to you, make sense to you and come easy to you
You: and from there on you can start thinking what can be done or is being done with that knowledge
You: by the way
You: are there particular subjects you like?
You: (i’m away for just a moment)
Stranger: PE, English, geography, history, maybe math aswell
Stranger: as well
You: what is PE?
Stranger: Physical education. Gymnastics and such
Stranger: I like playing football
You: oh i see, basically sports
You: that’s good, keeping yourself physically fit is a very good thing, also for your mind
You: okay, now without talking about whether a job exists or not, what kind of job would you do with one or more of those?
You: in a sense of either service or creation
You: where others might want to consider paying you for it
Stranger: I dont really know what there is to do within these subjects
You: sounds like you should find out
tell me, what do you like about those subjects?
Stranger: Its probably that they are my strongest subjects. I like working out and communicating with people, and i find history and geography to simply be interesting
You: by the way i like it that you’re into geography and history, because honestly, those were my worst subjects in school ^^‘ i can’t really tell why, it just happened to be
You: did you ever consider tutoring your colleagues?
You: brings some money as well, colleagues and neighbors
You: and you could also put it on your resumee, if you did it for a while
Stranger: I dont think I am smart enough for that
You: haha, i don’t know xD
You: so you’re already tutoring, you say?
You: oh i misread..
You: you don’t think you are..
Stranger: Most people my age are just as good at most of these subjects, at least in my class
You: you don’t need to tutor most, just those who aren’t
You: within your school and neighbors
You: but well it was just an idea
You: it’s not like you have to, it also depends whether you would like doing so
Stranger: It would probably be fun, but am i supposed to advertise or just ask around?
You: you can hang a sheet of paper where people contact you for help, but, and i think this is even more effective, you could ask your teacher to „promote“ you
You: you just tell your teacher you’d like to tutor people in your favourite subjects and if they would like to recommend you to those colleagues who need help
You: and you can even ask whether your teacher would give you tips on tutoring
You: or some material for it
You: how does that sound?
Stranger: Maybe I will try that someday. However I dont have any history or geography this semester so there is no teacher that knows me within these subjects
You: you can ask the teachers that you had before
Stranger: This is my first year in this school
You: ah i see
You: and there’s no english in your first year?
Stranger: There is. And its probably the subject i could teach out the easiest
You: than why not trying?
Stranger: So probably going to start with that
Stranger: Yeah im going to
You: sounds great!
You: sorry that i am asking the second time, but i’m really curious: how old are you?
Stranger: Soon 17
You: 27 ^^
You: more than 10 years older mate x)
Stranger: Its good to know people in different age groups
You: couple of months
You: yeah it really is
You: you are a smart one 🙂
Stranger: Well thanks for your help. I think dinner is ready now 🙂
You: oh well i’m glad i did some good and i wish you all the best for finding the right thing for you
You: just one quick question
You: can i use this chat for my blog?
Stranger: Can you link to your blog then?
Stranger: Alright, thanks. Feel free to use this chat
You: thank you too, have a nice dinner
Stranger has disconnected.
In any way, thank you for reading.