You know, it's funny - wait, no you don't, I haven't told you yet. Even then, you probably won't find it funny per se, I just find things like this funny because I'm like that. I'm on the cutting edge of funny. Months from now, years for some of you, you'll suddenly remember one of the little things I've said that goes along this line, and you'll bust up laughing. Just you wait. I know I will.
Oh, yeah, the whole reason I'm writing this blog entry. Maybe I should get back to that. The funny thing. If you don't know by now, I hate school. There's quite a lot of reasons why, too many to just list off the top of my head, but the one that I had been thinking about is that I won't be done jumping through (sometimes useless) hoops for at least 2.5 years. That really gets me down.
While trying to get over that, I decided I needed a goal besides the contemptable diploma. It really doesn't drive me. I need something better to shoot for. Whilst I was driving in my car the other day, a little factoid came to my mind. It's a little thing called the National Average Starting Salary for Engineers. For my degree? In 2007 it was $54,587. That's when a little smile crept across my face. The funny part of it all is that I knew that before I ever started the program, and that just now it actually appeals to me as a "goal."
Yeah, okay, so using "altruism" in the title was more than a little much, but you get the point.