“What am I going to do with my life?” is definitely a question that haunts most college students these days. With increased pressure from society to pursue a linear and safe lifestyle, it’s getting harder and harder to think for yourself. We all worry too much about what we are going to do in the future, and don’t spend enough time living life now. If you say you don’t, you’re lying. The fact that we have to pick a set major makes it even more confusing. I recently read a book that presented some pretty interesting statistics, and did a really good job at putting things in perspective. If you have time, I highly recommend reading “You Majored in What?” by Katharine Brooks. It’s a very short and easy read, but really stimulates the reader and helps you realize that it really doesn’t matter what you major in. The statistics prove it… for example, Mrs. Brooks interviewed a ton of college graduates and found that there was very little correlation between their declared undergraduate major and what they ended up doing for a career. So whether your major is Accounting or Engineering, it doesn’t mean you’re going to Audit or work for GM. This book goes over the butterfly effect for several chapters (anyone remember the movie about that?). The butterfly effect basically means that any small occurrence can significantly alter your future. You could meet some person on that street that could be a future business partner. So the point is, although it is important to prepare, try to spend less time obsessing over your future, and live life to the fullest. Spend some money and buy a nice wardrobe, party with some friends, and enjoy yourself because life is short. What are your thoughts? Lets discuss this.