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    So at the moment I am 17 and I am doing A Levels and have applied for Broadcast Journalism courses at Uni. I' really looking forward to it, because I finally feel like I have found something I want to do. Has anyone else felt like this? It's one of the greatest feelings

    One day I really want to either do something specialising in Politics Journalism or actually get a job in Politics, because it really fascinates me. But every time I ever say this to either a teacher, family member, friend of the family, acquaintance or random people upon meeting them, they just laugh at me. They just look at me up and down and go 'Really?! You? Politics?'. The first few times I just ignored it, but to be honest it's starting to really get to me. I mean its not like I'm a girl from 'The only way is Essex', I have ginger hair (I know, sucks to be me), have never fake tanned (because lets face it I would look like a cheesy puff), I don't wear excessive make up and I don't wear skirts that show what you ate for breakfast. I don't consider myself dippy, I am incredibly clumsy, and do say the occasional stupid thing, so I really don't why people find it incredibly funny that I want to specialise in Politics.

    I was just wondering whether anyone on TSC has ever experienced this? Whether it be a job they wanted to do, Uni course, or anything else more general, and what you have done about it.

    Thanks any replies appreciated!
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    (Original post by RosieJoan)
    So at the moment I am 17 and I am doing A Levels and have applied for Broadcast Journalism courses at Uni. I' really looking forward to it, because I finally feel like I have found something I want to do. Has anyone else felt like this? It's one of the greatest feelings

    One day I really want to either do something specialising in Politics Journalism or actually get a job in Politics, because it really fascinates me. But every time I ever say this to either a teacher, family member, friend of the family, acquaintance or random people upon meeting them, they just laugh at me. They just look at me up and down and go 'Really?! You? Politics?'. The first few times I just ignored it, but to be honest it's starting to really get to me. I mean its not like I'm a girl from 'The only way is Essex', I have ginger hair (I know, sucks to be me), have never fake tanned (because lets face it I would look like a cheesy puff), I don't wear excessive make up and I don't wear skirts that show what you ate for breakfast. I don't consider myself dippy, I am incredibly clumsy, and do say the occasional stupid thing, so I really don't why people find it incredibly funny that I want to specialise in Politics.

    I was just wondering whether anyone on TSC has ever experienced this? Whether it be a job they wanted to do, Uni course, or anything else more general, and what you have done about it.

    Thanks any replies appreciated!
    Just ignore them all, if you want to do it don't let them get you down
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    (Original post by RosieJoan)
    So at the moment I am 17 and I am doing A Levels and have applied for Broadcast Journalism courses at Uni. I' really looking forward to it, because I finally feel like I have found something I want to do. Has anyone else felt like this? It's one of the greatest feelings

    One day I really want to either do something specialising in Politics Journalism or actually get a job in Politics, because it really fascinates me. But every time I ever say this to either a teacher, family member, friend of the family, acquaintance or random people upon meeting them, they just laugh at me. They just look at me up and down and go 'Really?! You? Politics?'. The first few times I just ignored it, but to be honest it's starting to really get to me. I mean its not like I'm a girl from 'The only way is Essex', I have ginger hair (I know, sucks to be me), have never fake tanned (because lets face it I would look like a cheesy puff), I don't wear excessive make up and I don't wear skirts that show what you ate for breakfast. I don't consider myself dippy, I am incredibly clumsy, and do say the occasional stupid thing, so I really don't why people find it incredibly funny that I want to specialise in Politics.

    I was just wondering whether anyone on TSC has ever experienced this? Whether it be a job they wanted to do, Uni course, or anything else more general, and what you have done about it.

    Thanks any replies appreciated!
    i chuckled heartily.

    anyway i think its great that you've found the one thing you feel incredibly happy to do, i can safely say i have that feeling too!

    I think if you're passionate about something and people can see that passion within you then they won't find it comical.
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    As long as you work hard to make your dreams a reality, you will always have the last laugh.
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    I know someone who works in broadcast journalism who is VERY similar to what you have described. No one laughs at her. She's also very knowlegable about politics.
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    (Original post by RosieJoan)
    So at the moment I am 17 and I am doing A Levels and have applied for Broadcast Journalism courses at Uni. I' really looking forward to it, because I finally feel like I have found something I want to do. Has anyone else felt like this? It's one of the greatest feelings

    One day I really want to either do something specialising in Politics Journalism or actually get a job in Politics, because it really fascinates me. But every time I ever say this to either a teacher, family member, friend of the family, acquaintance or random people upon meeting them, they just laugh at me. They just look at me up and down and go 'Really?! You? Politics?'. The first few times I just ignored it, but to be honest it's starting to really get to me. I mean its not like I'm a girl from 'The only way is Essex', I have ginger hair (I know, sucks to be me), have never fake tanned (because lets face it I would look like a cheesy puff), I don't wear excessive make up and I don't wear skirts that show what you ate for breakfast. I don't consider myself dippy, I am incredibly clumsy, and do say the occasional stupid thing, so I really don't why people find it incredibly funny that I want to specialise in Politics.

    I was just wondering whether anyone on TSC has ever experienced this? Whether it be a job they wanted to do, Uni course, or anything else more general, and what you have done about it.

    Thanks any replies appreciated!
    What grades did you get before your A Levels? AS or GCSE.
    People close to you could be laughing because, either:
    1. They don't think you have the knowledge required to become either.
    2. You're not a very charismatic person.

    If it is 1, you have a BIG problem. If it is 2, don't worry, if Ed Miliband proves something, it is that you don't need to be very charismatic to waste a seat in the Commons and earn big bucks.

    Btw, IMO, a degree in journalism is just a waste of time. Just saying.
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    Chin up babe. Do what you want and rise above, you don't need that. Just remember:

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    When I first said I wanted to do psychology, all of my family would give that "ohhhh.....(fades into an echo).....thats nice (enter insincere smile)". At first I really was reconsidering my choice but as time passed and I got more of the same reaction, it made me want to do it just to spite all of them, so I did that and went through with my UCAS app. I didnt get my first choice in the end but it felt good to do it anyway (studying politics now, loving it), besides, if i did not go through with psychology I wouldnt be in the same position as I am today.

    It's much better to do something you love than to do the conventional mainstream money making subjects, cuz if you love it youll work hard at it and money will come anyway. Sure your family may be sceptical about it, but its not like they will kick you out or disown you. Ive got a mate who wanted to do economics but was pressured into doing law, he absolutely hates it now and cannot regret his choice more.
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    What others think shouldn't matter. In life, the basic key is doing what we want. All other things are secondary, since we all have to find our own path in life.
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    Yea, the description that you gave doesn't look like someone who would be interested; that's ehy they're laughing.

    If you want to do politics and you're good at it, then go do politics. At the end of the day it doesn't really matter what they think about you now does it?

    I personally don't care about what othfrs think of me because I'm smart, Im in the top percentile in my classes, and I could care less about what people think.
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    I know how that feels. Peopple literally bust a gut when I wanted to do Law as im BLONDE and have blue eyes blah blah blah but it didnt matter as im extremely stubborn I did it anyway and I ended up laughing as I kicked butt I front of hundreds in a European parliament debate

    So if you want to do it, and really are interested go for it doesn't matter what you look like, use it to disarm people
 
 
 
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