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Old 08-02-2020, 01:28 PM
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Earn all you want and bring that money to your coffin. Worth it I guess.

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Pursue your passion and u can't even afford a coffin when u die. Worthless u become.

goondo. haha

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don't tok cok. haha

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To each their own.
I took a sabbatical at 30. 2 years in australia.

I was burn-out and opted for an MBA and i came back stronger.
I had a 40% payrise within 5yrs and about 230% payrise in 10 years.

The opportunity cost of my 2yr break is about 120k but the value of rest to my health and wellness is priceless.

if you need a break, take it.

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Old 09-02-2020, 01:10 PM
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Default Think about it carefully, and if you still want it, do it

Took a gap year, did a masters. Didnít regret a single moment of it.

However, itís more driven by personal reasons than furthering my career. If you take a masters with the sole purpose of boosting your career, you MAY end up disappointed. Do your math and youíll find that the opp cost, school fees and overseas living expenses are higher than an imaginary or projected salary increase.

So Iíll encourage it if the motivation is something other than money - life experience, a break to recuperate from burn out, personal development etc.

That said, CHECK YOUR FINANCES AND LIFE SITUATION before doing it. Do NOT do anything that will put you in debt. If you are attached or have a family, ask them for their input. Otherwise youíll come back with worse mental health/burnout/regrets.
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Took a gap year, did a masters. Didnít regret a single moment of it.
Isn't Masters curriculum itself quite stressful?
Did you really have time to rest, or were you mostly just studying all the way
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Pursue your passion and u can't even afford a coffin when u die. Worthless u become.

goondo. haha
Many people pursue their passion and make money out of it.
Just because you don't have the fortune of doing that, doesn't mean others won't have it
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One thing's for sure. Those students who need a gap year are so soft they will never get anywhere in life except to spend their parents' money. They are destined for failure. Needing a break even before working?! What's that? Needing a break from a break?

What happens when they have to actually get a job and support a family?
This thread is also for those who took a break in the middle of their career. Learn to read.
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This thread is also for those who took a break in the middle of their career. Learn to read.
The reply is specifically directed at students for the very reason that the thread is also for mid-career gap yearers. Perhaps YOU should learn to read, you utter pillock.
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Many people pursue their passion and make money out of it.
Just because you don't have the fortune of doing that, doesn't mean others won't have it
How many people actually succeed in doing that? It's the minority
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U already pointed out that a fortune is needed to do that. duh. Yes, possible to pursue passion with a fortune.

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