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I feel my life before MBA was much happier. Anyone with me?

I graduated from S16 2 years ago, and now I feel I'm kinda obliged to do a typical MBA job, be a typical MBA person, etc. In fact, I realize I love my pre-MBA life - just being laid back. That was truly who I am.

No student loan; no financial pressure (because I'm a basic person) - I guess that's also one of factors driving whom I am..

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I was happy and carefree with average job and state school degrees. It was an accomplishment coming from a super poor immigrant family.

After a few years of getting treated like shiz, unsure if it’s worth it. However, the MBA experience is well worth, so it’s probably the matter of self reflection and adjust my priorities. Leaving consulting in a couple months for sure

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A1- it’s a brutal world and things are just never “real” or at least from my personal experience. Money is good but not necessarily great given hours.

Sunk cost at this point, you do you

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Your MBA was an investment into the future. It will pay off in the long run. Just like many other long term investment vehicles, you don’t (or won’t) immediately benefit from the investment right away after starting.
Let that thing marinate, it’s time and applicability will come.
In the meantime, don’t force it, be yourself and pursue your passions. The hard part is over.

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I get this - but do what you want to do! Pursuing a MBA should be about opening doors, not closing them.
I honestly hated working pre-MBA and I still hate working (lol) but a MBA has allowed me to do work that is more interesting. When it's no longer interesting, I am going to go onto the next thing.

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Why not go back to that life then. The degree doesn't force you to do anything

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OK. Did you go to Darden?

Fear of that exact outcome has kept me from pursuing it — how the debt would limit me to high enough earning jobs for 5 years and what that would do to my life and psyche

You’ve got that MBA for life now though and it’s only going to keep paying off

I didn't make it clear. I was trying to say I do not have any student loan or financial pressure currently (because I'm a basic person), and I was told that no financial pressure could be the reason why I'm so laid back compared to my classmates. Of course, lack of ambition plays a role too...

Would you have been fine with your pre mba money

Yes, but that's because I have a wealthy spouse..

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