College/high school guidance counselors are a joke. I wish one had pulled me aside and told me that the path that I was on would not prove to be a lucrative one. There should be special guidance counselors with the specific purpose of getting students in majors like Communication, English, and Art History to change their fields.
Perhaps I could make a career out of this–I’d be a “Real Life Counselor.”
“Look long and look hard, kiddies. ‘Cause this is your life. Don’t get all high and mighty with your BA in Philosophy–your ass is going NO WHERE. You’re never going to earn enough at that job you want to pay off all of the school debt you’ve accumulated studying to get that job. You get this degree and you’ll end up working in a coffee house–philosophizing to customers who just wish you’d hurry the hell up and make them their grande frappacinos. Are you prepared for that?!?”
Now that’s some guidance.