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  1. Nov 12, 2017 #1
    Hi guys.

    I opened this thread to ask opinion about people that have more experience them me about his argument.
    I'm 19, last year of high school.
    I was always a person that study a lot, and I dedicate all myself to the school.
    I always tried to do my best in every subject I had to study at school, from Literature, to Physics, and I usually obtained great results.
    Also in my future I will like to do the same, be smart, obtain great results and do my best.

    Now I have to choose the university, it's very important for me, so I don't want to make mistakes, I don't want to choose something I'm not good at it.
    I want to choose something that will help me to reach the success, that doesn't necessarily means fame or money, I just want to be very good, and look back to my life and say that I made the correct choice.

    I hope that one day I will build something or I will discover something that can be very useful or important for science or for the society, no matter what.
    I would like to be proud of myself, and I don't want to have regrets.

    Which are yours advice for me?

    Thanks for the help and for the attention.
     
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  3. Nov 12, 2017 #2
    These are not questions someone else can answer for you. The only advice is to follow your heart.
     
  4. Nov 12, 2017 #3
    Ok, but I didn't ask or I didn't intend to ask guys: what I have to do?

    I just wanted some general advices for the life, not about my particular situation, that maybe helped other people of PF.
    Also an inspiring quote could be useful.
     
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  5. Nov 12, 2017 #4

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    Not enough accurate information about or from you.

    You need to study a variety of courses. At age of 19 you either just started or started college(?) a few months ago, so make some courses choices. Upons studying in each of your classes, within biological science, within physical science, within any engineering, within computer science, within arts, within humanities, within journalism, ask yourself: Who uses this in a job? Would I want a job like that/this?

    Hey who knows! Maybe you'll study Mathematics and Physics for two or three years , and then join a rock'n'roll band doing steady schedule of performances!
     
  6. Nov 12, 2017 #5
    I have to correct my initial post and I will do it right now, I didn't said that in Italy high school last 5 years instead of 4.
    Anyway I wrote that I have to choose university...
     
  7. Nov 12, 2017 #6

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    I really ought to have noticed your member name and remembered some of what you told us about yourself and made a better statement.

    So you are just recently starting either college or university. Still you really should be allowed to survey a variety of courses and decide for yourself. Not sure if your system allows you to do so.
     
  8. Nov 12, 2017 #7
    I don't know what you mean with "variety of courses".
    In US a person can study together stuff like "physics and philosophy" or "engineering and law"?
     
  9. Nov 12, 2017 #8

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    Separate courses, each from a different category.
    As example, in one particular semester or term, student has beginning algebra, introductory journalism, anthropology, and a physical-fitness/education/activity period. Four very different courses during the term.
     
  10. Nov 12, 2017 #9
    Unfortunately this is not possible.
     
  11. Nov 13, 2017 #10
    No one has other hint or advice, that maybe it's regarding lifestyle and not also academic carrier ?
     
  12. Nov 13, 2017 #11
    Everyone has a different set of values and a lot of things in life are neither correct or wrong. There is a lot of context that shapes the way people look at the world around them. We could give you advice or list off things that helped us, but we don't share the same past experiences or circumstances as you. We don't have the same set of values as you do. This is my way of saying the same thing Greg Bernhardt has said.
     
  13. Nov 13, 2017 #12
    Ok, so I have a question about lifestyle.
    Every one maybe has a different one, but maybe there is also Science that can help us to answer this question.
    Considering that a person need to sleep to have enough energy to face the life difficulties, which are the best sleeping hours, and how much a man have to sleep?
     
  14. Nov 13, 2017 #13

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    First part, Science gives us no strict instruction how to have any lifestyle - or maybe I'm wrong about this and SOCIAL SCIENCES DO HAVE SOME BASIC IDEAS for how to reach some kind of desired lifestyle. One should know what options are available where one lives to accomplish the kind of lifestyle one wants.

    Second part, everyone has different sleep requirements. Only you can find what you need. Best sleeping hours would usually be approximately alike for most people. We want to be awake during daylight and go to sleep late at night through the mid-morning (about 6AM or 7AM). Someone who is employed during a 'graveyard' shift must conform to a different set of sleeping hours. A few people, CANNOT do that.
     
  15. Nov 13, 2017 #14
    There are a lot of variables for both men and for women.
    Some people are just naturally night owl types
    You do need to get at least 2 or 3 hours of sunlight a day to be healthy though.
     
  16. Nov 13, 2017 #15

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    Here in the US, there are Aptitude Tests that are often given in High School. They are often a series of multiple choice questions asking which of the choices you prefer to do. Things like: Go to a party /-/ Build a computer /-/ Hike in the forest.

    A Google search https://www.google.com/search?source=&q=aptitude+test+free turns up many such tests. Also search for just: aptitude test

    They all have some built-in biases, so take several of them and see where the majority classify you. At the least, you will get a little more information.

    (As my mother used to say: "Get all the advice you can, then do as you darn please.")
     
  17. Nov 13, 2017 #16

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    A person just needs to understand oneself. This depends on maturity and intelligence. One could try some "aptitude" test if this helps, but this will not guarantee the maturity and intelligence to make a good or best career decision.
     
  18. Nov 14, 2017 #17
    I can't understand how this is related with my thread.
     
  19. Nov 14, 2017 #18

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    Grands, the member, Tom.G in post #17, was remarking on this passage from your first posting on the topic:

     
  20. Nov 14, 2017 #19
    Anyway my topic was about general advices that can help people, stuff like wake up early every morning etc..
    I know americans has a lots of inspiring people.
     
  21. Nov 14, 2017 #20

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    You will know answers better for yourself, in about four or five years from now. Best anybody can say now is, figure out what you want from life, decide on a plan to accomplish that, and then perform your plan. Pay attention to your health requirements all along the way.
     
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