Before most of us even get to college, we’re constantly being asked “what we want to do”. What do you think you’re going to major in? How are you going to get a job with that? What job are you going to get? At this point in my life, I don’t have a clear sense of what career I might want to pursue, but my copious amounts of tv watching this summer might help me weigh my options.
(TV show and character involved).
Option 1: Get really good at test-taking and know some hacker friends, pass the bar, forge a degree from Harvard Law, get hired by top NYC law firm. Easy, just besides the taking the bar without going to law school and committing fraud part (Suits, Mike Ross).
Option 2: Go to University of Samoa Law, have a makeshift law practice in the back of a nail salon, get good at shady law practices, change your name and get a punchline named after you. This seems more legit than option one, but with clients getting tangled up with the cartel and certain high school teacher drug kingpins stumbling into your office, job security might be an issue (Better Call Saul, James Mcgill/Saul Goodman).
Option 3: Don’t go to college, become a smalltime drug dealer, get blackmailed by your high school chemistry teacher to enter into the meth business. Luckily I’m going to college, but no promises about my high school chemistry teacher not being the next Heisenberg (Breaking Bad, Jesse Pinkman).
Option 4: Join the police academy, become a detective, clean up the streets of Gotham, mentor the soon to be badass crime fighter known as Batman. The first option so far that doesn’t explicitly require criminal activity, so that means something! Still on the dangerous side, but hanging out with Bruce Wayne is worth it (Gotham, Jim Gordon).
Option 5: Survive the Airbender genocide, get frozen in the ocean for 100 years, master the 4 elements, defeat the firelord, save the world. Why would I even consider the first four options? (Aang, Avatar: The Last Airbender).