I have recently met two people who left me kind of amazed.
They are both in the 19 - 22 range. Both studying.
One, wants to be a translator, she said. She copies everything in class, never does the exercises and never speaks anything but her own native language (not even the other language here - Catalan). She has, at best, about 40 years before she masters another language. A translator. Cause they make so much money, she said. I'm not sure which of those delusions is the greater. Unless she meant a simultaneous translator. They do make decent coin, but purportedly go bonkers after about a decade - decade and a half.
The other? Going to school to be a personal trainer. He smokes. A lot. He does no sports. At. All. Played some football as a kid, and used to skateboard.
This sounds very negative, and I am really questioning posting it, cause I feel kinda mean explaining this. But, honestly, I don't understand their view of the world, how they think this will work?