what would i be without my degree

1. I would be a homeless person.

After living on the streets for 20 years, I can tell you that if I wasn’t working toward a degree, it would be a struggle. It’s a tough life and it can be difficult to find jobs, food, shelter, and housing while trying to fight addiction, mental illness, and other problems. Thankfully, my education helped me get out of this cycle.

While the media often makes homeless people look like murderers and rapists, they aren’t dangerous. Most of them are simply looking for a place to live and food to eat. They may have drug problems, or may have mental health issues, but it’s the fact that they’re a person and not a group of people that leads to their homelessness. They are individuals and they deserve respect, help and love. In fact, the most rewarding part of my job is helping them. It’s an honor to be able to help them reach their goals and achieve success in their lives. I hope that you’ll consider donating to a program or nonprofit that helps people become successful through education, if you have the time and resources.

2. I would be a drug addict.

If you are a drug addict, chances are you have been in the habit for quite some time. You may have even tried to hide your addiction from those closest to you, such as your parents and siblings. Having a raging addiction can lead to all sorts of problems, from home and family issues to financial woes and criminal charges. If you find yourself in this predicament, the best thing to do is get help.

3. I would be a criminal.

It’s hard to imagine what life would be like without my degree. You can’t just walk out into the world with nothing but a blank slate and be able to create your own destiny. I’m not saying that being a criminal is something anyone should ever do but I believe there are a lot of people who have it in them to do some illegal thing. If you are one of these then take this quiz to see what kind of criminal you would be!

5. I would be a lonely person.

Loneliness is a very real and damaging mental health condition. It can lead to anxiety, depression, and even suicide, and it may be something that you need to address in order to feel better.

Fortunately, loneliness can be overcome. It requires a conscious effort, but if you take action, it can help you to reduce your feelings of loneliness and build connections that are meaningful to you.

Think of ways to meet people and develop new relationships. Consider volunteering at a local organization or joining an activity that you enjoy. You could even try starting your own club or group that focuses on an interest you have.

If you have a close friend or family member, reach out to them and ask them if they would like to join you in this activity. Sometimes reconnecting with people who you haven’t seen in a while is easier than trying to make new friends, Cacioppo says.

If you find that you are unable to cope with your loneliness, it is a good idea to seek help from a professional. Whether you choose to talk to someone in person or get online therapy, finding a mental health professional can help you manage your loneliness and build new relationships that are healthy for your mental and physical wellbeing.

Chelsea Glover