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Dec 28, 2018
Hi. I'm Shashwat and I'm 15 right now. I think I'm born in lucky times because I have easy access to information. I'm really good at Mathematics and above average at physics and chemistry. Apart from being good at them, I also love them. The reason I'm telling you this is because I was locked on my goal to become a software engineer because I will like my job.

I am also reading TFL. After a lot of thinking, I was in a dilemma. Now I have come to the decision that I'll pursue engineering and then start my own business. Reasons for this are very simple-
  • Unlike in America, if I fail in my business in India and have no degree, I will not be hired.
  • Minimum wage jobs suck 10,000 times more here and minimum wage is very low.
I have also decided that if I fail my first business I'll go back to trying to get a job.

Thank you for reading. Any criticism or advice on my career decision are welcome.

Thanks for reading.

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Welcome, Shashwat. You're getting started very early, which is incredible.

Since you're good at math, look into data science / machine learning. Focus on building as much software as you can and put it up on github.

Your plan is reasonable. I would add a couple tweaks, however. Once you're 18, start freelancing to get your feet wet. You will learn how to sell your services, how to manage a small business, and if you play your cards right, you can expand and build an agency of sorts.

I would also add another tweak. Work first, save a stockpile of money, and then if you fail (which you probably will, we all do) your first business, you can brush yourself off and get right back at it.

I look forward to your contributions.

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