Well, unless you have rich bourgeoise parents, you don't really have a choice. Work hard, try to work on projects you care about, and focus on your passions on the side. My real passion is definitely not engineering, but I'm good at it and I make a comfy wage so I don't live in destitute poverty. Also, the revolution will need engineers.
>there is always an autist 10x better than you who makes it look easy. Don't worry if you're not that person.
This. Just make good grades, actively learn, and maintain a decent social life. Easier said than done with COVID though lmao
>Did you guys go to university or any other forms of higher education? Why or why not?
Yes, I have a bachelor's in aerospace engineering, probably will go for a masters in mechanical engineering. I was always interested in higher education/academics, so college was a natural choice. Did engineering because I'm good at math/science and it pays decently well. If I could choose any major though, I would've been a /comfy/ history major; too bad that doesn't pay shit. Thanks capitalism.
>Did it help you achieve what you want to achieve?
I have a job. So sure. Again, I wish I had a more liberal arts style of education, my real passion is in history and politics.
>Would you go back in time and choose a different path?
Yes, kind of wish I did civil engineering, god knows poor countries are in dire need of competent civil engineers. God aerospace engineering was such a shit choice, all the fucking jobs are in the military industrial complex or for startups that exploit the fuck out of engineer's labour. At least I have good experience in robotics, that's what I want to go to grad school for. Also wish I did a minor in history or something; I didn't do that because I was scared it would fuck up my GPA.