It’s difficult finding a job in today’s world. With record unemployment, everyone is looking at his or her career in a slightly different way. And if you have a kid going off to college soon, or you’re thinking of heading back yourself, justifying what type of degree compared to job opportunities when you get out of school is leaving everyone scratching their heads in puzzlement.

What should you do?

Should you really go for a liberal arts degree when they say the only thing needed in the future are math and sciences?

Should you strive to become a writer when the rest of the world is telling you to be an engineer?

The problem with today’s career advice articles is they make the assumption that every single person thinks the same way and is equipped mentally for the same kind of position.

And that ricochets down through our society.

Walk into any middle or high school today, and chances are you’ll find all the students under the belief that the only way to a prosperous future is to do well in math and science, and head off to school for a math or science degree.

Why The Degree and Career Advice Articles Have It All Wrong

But what if you’re not the math or science type?

From middle school on, we’re teaching our children to ignore your calling, ignore your true “love” built up inside of you, and only pursue the one area that will get you a great job with lots of money.

So kids move from middle to high school – and ultimately to college – more confused then ever.

They honestly believe there is no future for them if they can’t excel at math or science.

They hide what truly motivates them because its almost “shamed” out of them through the process.

And that’s just our schools. The same applies to adults as well.

We can’t seem to find a job we’re truly interested in, yet we want the money we’ve always made, so we head off and attempt to find something we can do to keep our “expected” standard of living.

So we hate it. We struggle with it. We do it only to the level we have to. And we yell about it when we get home at nights. Which in turn feeds into the vicious circle our kids are growing up in.

It doesn’t have to be that way. There is a place for everyone, if we only took the time to help every person find what they are truly meant to do.

If someone is good at writing, we shouldn’t fill his or her head with the facts that there is no opportunity for a writer. Yes, newspapers are shutting down at record levels. Yet at the same time there are opportunities for writers like never before. Blogs are creating millionaires left and right. And do you think for a moment that James Patterson or Louise Hay haven’t had incredible rides as writers?

What do you truly want to do?

What truly inspires you each day?

How can you turn that into something more?

If you only have 100 years on this Earth, do you really want to spend half of it doing something you are less than motivated by?

It’s time for a change.