Friday, 13 October 2017

Nobody Cares. So Do What You Love.

I wasn't the type of child that knew exactly what I wanted to do when I was older. I was that kid, the one that wanted to be an actress one week and an airplane pilot the other. In my childhood, I didn't see the love I would develop for books and my interest in neurological psychology.  Through my teen years, I was mostly lost. I thought I wanted to be a journalist, but I was never sure. How I found out what I really liked was Psychology, that deserves a whole new post, maybe someday.

Today, however, I want to talk about something somewhat cliché. Which is following your dreams, your goals and your own path.

If I had a penny for every time I heard someone tell me Psychology is a useless degree, I wouldn't need to work anymore.  I can provide you with many links showing it is not. In fact, Psychology is growing more and more each year, and it is much needed. But alas, who cares?! That's right, people don't usually care.

 *A quick disclaimer though; There are a lot of people who will support you along the way and people who have personally motivated me to follow my own path. This post isn't to put you down, rather lift you up, perhaps, if you need it. *

Psychology specifically is a career that actually can provide a good salary (at least here in Ireland). But, like everything in life, it doesn't come easy. You need to have a masters, PhD and experience to actually see a good salary in Psychology.  It is possible, it is there, it just isn't easy.

But, lets not get focused on Psychology though, this really is about anything you want to do. For example: You may want to do a History degree, or a Latin Language degree and so on. There will be people who will tell you, you shouldn't do it and it is a waste of time. Because those kind of people are everywhere. They are the type of people that usually don't really know what they are talking about, or really has nothing better to say. I have questioned each person that told me "Psychology is useless" and none of them actually knew anything in depth about the profession. Most people weren't even aware that Psychology/Psychologists aren't just "therapy".

Okay, you have talked enough B. What's the point of this post anyway? Well, here is the thing. I have a friend who is studying an Engineer degree, and another who was in her last year of Pharmacy degree and I also know someone who studies Biology. And of course, the most praised areas: Law and Medicine.  You would think: They don't hear this right? They must only get the praise. Well... You are wrong; or at least I was, when I used to think like this. That's right, every single one of those people have heard that their degree was useless and/or a waste of time and money.

Although I have focused on University/College/Higher Education degrees on this post; don't get me wrong. I write this in every area possible, this is about all the goals and dreams you wish to achieve. Please don't get discouraged. Not by money, time, effort, and most importantly, don't get discouraged by people. People who are telling you those kind of things are probably people who are ignorant on the matter or doesn't have your best interest at heart. Either way, there is always a way to make things work. Finance and stability can actually be achieved if you follow your dreams. It might not always be so straight forward, but there is always a way to make things work for yourself. If there are future doctors, lawyers and engineers hearing that what they are doing is useless, and they haven't given up, why would you?

Also, if you are an older person reading this; I might not be as wise or as experienced as you. But, this isn't coming from someone who hasn't lived an adult life. I have lived by myself for four years independently since I was 16. Trust me, I know there are bills to pay, but more importantly, there are dreams to be filled.

Those people who might have discouraged you: They don't really matter, and they don't really care. So you might as well do what you love.


  1. Yeyyy bravo you. So many people will try and crush their sour pills all over your dreams, it's only because they don't have the guts to do it themselves... DREAMERS 4EVA!!

  2. Aww Laura thank you so much for your comment!! I am sorry I missed your comment before, I am still learning how to operate on the whole blogging world. Definitely, I agree with you! The best thing to do is to keep on dreaming and following what you know it's right for you ♥