I have read a lot of posts and threads on ET regarding college graduates looking to go into trading with a steady job offer on the other hand. From what I have read, it seems as if people who trade for a living hate their jobs. I don't understand why traders on this site would be discouraging young ambitious college grads whether Ivy League or State School from going after their interests and passions. Is the life of a trader miserable. I understand the odds are against new guys, but I also think it is the best opportunity for young hungry individuals to go after their dreams when they don't have a spouse or offspring to support as well as other financial responsibilities. I start prop trading in June and I am optimistic but am also realistic that I may not succeed and I am fine with that because I will know that I had given it my best shot. I dont think it is the end of the world if a young trader fails, I mean time was wasted and opportunities were thrown away but atleast you went after your ambitions. Am I just a naive kid or do I have a point or does anyone care. Take care fellas.