I am not an idiot.. I have a degree with honors in Economics from a top 20 school and passed the CFA level 1 exam June 09. 9 months unemployed and i give up. i'm 25 years old and I've never earned more than $15.50/hr and I've never had more than $2500 to my name. I have more than 40k in student debt. the biggest red flag on my resume is that i quit my last job because i could not stand working in back office operations $15.5/hr in a dead end job working with morons.. today i would take it i regret quiting now. its just upsetting that i have resorted to working as a server at a chain restaurant. i'm hoping the military can bring some humility back to my life, my plan is to safe some money and when i get out.. ill join a prop firm. i'm thinking i might get sympathy from grad schools like Wharton or HBS.. 3 years ago i supported Ron Paul and rallied against the foreign policy of the untied states.. at this im thinking, if you cant beat them, join em.