You Can't Be Whatever You Want To Be


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  • Bill Adams
    Bill Adams  13 hours back

    Isn't Moby Dick a venereal disease?

    • channelofstuff
      channelofstuff  2 days back

      school is one size fits all, but people are not the same.

      • proxima centauri b
        proxima centauri b  5 days back

        I sacrificed another eight years after engineering? You did medicine which was your strength( math and science)
        Wait what?
        You told you you were bad in eng and good at math
        and science
        So how were those 8 years after engineering a sacrifice?????????

        • The Clickbaiter
          The Clickbaiter  6 days back

          asian parents in the tags lol

          nah bro i feel u dont know why i need to get all A's
          BECAUSE OF AsIaN pArEnTs

          • gon araseon
            gon araseon  6 days back

            I knew it I clicked on the right vedio coz it,s so dman relatable when he says everything

            • Diana Tuova
              Diana Tuova  6 days back

              Feminist critique of Wuthering Heights? I love reading and Wuthering Heights, but if a teacher pushed me to write feminist critique of it I would have written zero words. Yes, the main character Catherine is "rebellious" there, so what? A second-rate citizen she still is given the times and gets along fine on that idea - no where does she say anything about politics. You are normal if you do not understand or care about Wuthering Heights. No one really does and it is considered the worst classic. The name confusion is awful there.

              • Quite Indeed
                Quite Indeed  1 weeks back

                I mean, people don't 'suck' at school. They loath it's very existence, since it is mostly pointless in their eyes.

                • Nikodem Kraszewski
                  Nikodem Kraszewski  1 weeks back

                  Really? I want to be a person. Oh wait! I am

                  • IGoCrazyDaniel
                    IGoCrazyDaniel  1 weeks back

                    A woman disguised herself as a man, this is what happened to all of china.

                    • LittleDeus
                      LittleDeus  1 weeks back

                      We have a level system in education in the Netherlands so ranging from you're gonna do physical stuf to you're gonna cure cancer

                      • iTzDelik
                        iTzDelik  2 weeks back

                        A Man Made A Controversial Statement. This Is What Happened To His Colon.

                        • K Smith
                          K Smith  3 weeks back

                          Welcome to the western indoctri- I mean education system...

                          • Frank McConnel
                            Frank McConnel  3 weeks back

                            I’m an electrical engineer. I read shit off a simulation. So. Not much different then people who doesn’t need math.

                            • Radu Elf
                              Radu Elf  3 weeks back

                              I think you are wrong, reading and math can be connected, they are all included in the learning process, if you are good at math you also can be good at reading. Hardworking makes the difference. Of course is impossible to be whatever you want to be, but for sure, you can be many things. Talent is not enough and being lazy will not help in any activity.

                              • Xx Suga_Kookie xX
                                Xx Suga_Kookie xX  4 weeks back

                                The worst thing you can say to a kid is "I'm taking your phone away."

                                • canuckleaf
                                  canuckleaf  1 months back

                                  I wanted to make videos. But being not very social for videos and having not the "right connections" made me this career impossible. So I became a software developer and now I will be a software engineer in future. How did that happen? No idea. I am 30 years old. All of sudden a big company accepted me. I can be someone. That is me, as an IT geek.

                                  • Soitisisit
                                    Soitisisit  1 months back

                                    But that's the thing right? Nothing I am is of any tangible value.

                                    • tombell12
                                      tombell12  1 months back

                                      I can certainly agree with this. And look what is happening to my central nervous system, it's producing endorphins :-)

                                      • hunyodaisynueve
                                        hunyodaisynueve  1 months back

                                        Those are wonderful encouraging words! Thank you so much Chubbyemu.

                                        • Todd Howard
                                          Todd Howard  1 months back

                                          That’s weird for me, I scored a 33 on the reading portion of the ACT, a 29 on science, a 24 on composition, a 22 in math, and a 21 on English in my junior year to take a concurrent college course in 20th Century World History while in high school that was a semester long but gave me a full years credit for my high school and a semester credit for my next step into a community college.

                                          This was also when I was deciding I wanted to be a doctor, specifically an anesthesiologist later in life but now, being 19 and in 2 months, 20, I realized the time it takes to finally become an anesthesiologist is absurd. I took an intro to psychology class my first semester in community college and I was influenced so much by that professor that I changed my major to psychology.
                                          I later took developmental psychology and intro to abnormal psychology because I felt I was more interested in that and that I could do more in the world by either becoming a licensed therapist or a psychologist to help others with mental problems I have struggled with like depression, social anxiety, and generalized anxiety.

                                          I really wanted to be a doctor, I love medicine and my first taste of good biology along with medical implications was in 9th grade where I took pre-AP biology. People thought the class was so hard that by the time you could drop the class came around, I swear the class size went from 25-28 to 15 or less. I stuck it through and passed with a B. At the end of the class, our teacher gave us all laminated cards with one side having a four-leaf clover on it, and the other side reading “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift, good luck in all your endeavors.”

                                          I still have that laminated card in my wallet, almost 5 years later. I still love studying medicine and pharmacology, but I felt psychology was my strong suit so I want to pursue that. Sometimes you just get a teacher or professor that is so genuine in their passion for a topic that it rubs off on you.

                                          • Todd Howard
                                            Todd Howard  1 months back

                                            Bernard: “I can write just fine.”

                                            *Becomes a doctor:* all writing ability is gone due to DoctorOfMedicineEmia-
                                            Doctor Of Medicine coming from the Latin origin “Medicinae Doctor” and -emia meaning presence in blood. Doctor Of Medicine presence in blood, eliminating his ability to write cohesively.

                                            • Todd Howard
                                              Todd Howard  1 months back

                                              I was a kid, I was writing games when I was 12, whatever, and uh, the other kids on the block would say, you know “I’m gonna play quarterback for the Cowboys” and I’d be like “I’m gonna make video games and everyone’s gonna play them.” They’d say, “you dork, go back to the chess club.”
                                              *Who’s laughing now*

                                              Yes I was in the chess club

                                              • Dee
                                                Dee  1 months back

                                                I have never been good at school either, I'd rather get in the world and get hands on which I do way better at. I'm very grateful I had parents that didn't force me to go to college, but I went anyways just cause I didn't know what else to do & it still took me over a year after graduation just to find a job with a pay I could actually live off of.

                                                • pixelsafoison
                                                  pixelsafoison  1 months back

                                                  Very inspirational - I'm an engineering student and I absolutely SUCK at maths. I keep on hammering maths into my skull and I live a very miserable life as I'm scared shitless of the utter pain brought on by exams, sleeping 4h a night and studying non-stop except for the 30 min breaks where I flutter to youtube in order to forget the anxiety. Everyone else gets everything immediately, I don't, so I work hard...

                                                  Should I fail (and currently my brain responds instinctively: FUCK OFF! DON'T BE A FUCKING WEAKLING! WORK HARDER BITCH!) I'll probably take a good honest look at myself even if it hurts and try to figure out a more logical solution. As I absolutely love tinkering and engineering stuff, but if I'm not cut for the job then I just ain't cut for the job, there may be fields linked to engineering that could bring me happiness who knows. But for the year being: I'm in hell.

                                                  • kagome1303
                                                    kagome1303  1 months back

                                                    This is the problem with the educational system, at least the K-12 part. Sometimes college, but not as often depending on your school or teachers. They standardize EVERYTHING. So in the case of you being forced to read wuthering heights and write an extremely specific essay from a viewpoint you didn't understand or care for, it's ridiculous. It in no way indicates your ability to read or write. It in no way indicates your capacity for intelligence or success later in life. It's too specific. I know in school you may have to read a book you don't care for, but if you can write an essay with a topic of your own choosing, it makes it much easier. That's how it was in my college English classes, at least in 1302 and American lit. We had to read certain stories, but it was broken into units. There would be multiple stories per unit and you could write papers about any story and choose your own topics. There were short answer essays where the teacher would provide us a list of questions and tell us to respond to one, or additionally, we could submit our own topic for approval if we didn't like her questions. There would be a few long essays that we could write about literally any topic whatsoever, as long as it fit the type of paper (researched argument, persuasive, etc.). I didn't even need to take American lit, but I enjoyed my 1302 teacher's class so well, and just in general I enjoy reading, so I took her American lit as a summer course just for the heck of it. I wrote a historical analysis on the role slave narratives had on the ending of slavery in America as my major paper at the end of the semester. We could do a historical analysis or a literary analysis. My teacher asked me for permission at the end of the semester to use it as an example of how to write a historical analysis for future classes. Back in K-12, writing and history were two of my absolute worst subjects. But it's because they force us into these "standard" boxes and don't allow us to explore our own interests; we have to fit into pre-cut boxes. The teachers I take in college allow creativity and self-expression in the writing assignments and I went from someone who had a 2.1 GPA in high school to having a 3.93 in college.

                                                    • Michael Little
                                                      Michael Little  1 months back

                                                      Bernard, this is spot on advice.

                                                      In corporate America, companies win by the sum of the things their employees excel at. No smart company spends their time developing all their employees weaknesses to be average or above average. They spend their time identifying the strengths and leveraging them in the market place. A great book on this is “Now Discover Your Strengths”.

                                                      • Tudor Andrei
                                                        Tudor Andrei  1 months back

                                                        I like maths maybe I'll make feminist essays

                                                        • Pinoy keyboard warrior
                                                          Pinoy keyboard warrior  1 months back

                                                          A man in his late 30's went back to college to finish a course. Here's what happened to his bank account...

                                                          • Outside-In
                                                            Outside-In  1 months back

                                                            What do you do for a living?

                                                            • Robert
                                                              Robert  1 months back

                                                              Well, at least he's a good paralegal. If he loves the law he loves what he does. Who knows? Maybe one day he'll pass.

                                                              • jean Lilley
                                                                jean Lilley  1 months back

                                                                I like your new way of looking @ a sucessful are an amazing person to share what you have learned over the years! Thanks.

                                                                • seph
                                                                  seph  1 months back

                                                                  Dude you should have totally come to europe! We don't equate milatry service vs a medical one (which is the feel i got from the first 2mins of this vid) You are ALL heros here in europe. its sad you have to say that being able to kill someone in some forgein land is equall to saving an american life whos been on the sharp end of the current american SUPER-DUPER "civial war"... lol. We'll you are on the front lines for sure my dude. <3

                                                                  • Robin Markowitz
                                                                    Robin Markowitz  1 months back

                                                                    Look, you're a storyteller. Right? Of course. One of the very best. But perhaps if you'd studied a little bit more about structural linguistics (storytelling), people wouldn't have been laughing at "J.D. got licked by his dog. {And he lost his legs and arms!!!!!}" That video, your most recent, needed either more work, or your judgement as a storyteller to say "no. This is so ridiculous even if it's true. It's a tragedy, but it's a tragedy that poor, unfortunate J.D. probably didn't even want told!" It was entertaining, but unfortunately at your expense. An error. We all make mistakes. But if we sometimes exceed our grasp, we become even better!

                                                                    I say that to say this. If you know someone who WANTS to pass the bar exam, it's nobody else's business to tell them to give up on their dream. Exams do not necessarily predict career success, and they especially don't predict career satisfaction! And what you can't do at 13, or even in your 20s, you may do very well years later. I failed Algebra. And years later, I excelled at computer coding and networking. Some tried to say "take basic math." But I went to a different school and went from an F to a B. Math was never my thing when I was a kid. But later, when applying it to something I enjoyed doing, I am glad for the second chance to show that I could do it. None of the extra math work harmed my verbal skills; I am a Ph.D. sociologist and writing tutor. And when tutoring, I try my best to approach it from the best angle: read and write about only what you care about. Which means, if I had worked with you, emphasizing your joy in storytelling, you might have skipped over "A Man Was Kissed By His Dog," which you would have immediately known was a non-starter. Always give everything your best, and the rest will fall into place.

                                                                    By the way, you are an awesome storyteller!!! Forget about the J.D. oopsie and keep telling these excellent medical stories. Nobody does it better!
                                                                    Happy holidays! ❤️ 👍

                                                                    • PuppetPumm3l
                                                                      PuppetPumm3l  2 months back

                                                                      I think this video is severely mistitled. I believe anyone can be whatever they want to be, you just have to want it enough to work for it hard enough. There's been so many times in my life where I'm bad at something, but I want to be good at it, and I eventually have learned to be good at it, or decent enough to where I'm satisfied. Just because you're not good at something doesn't mean you can't be good at it, it just means you have to work harder than someone else might have to

                                                                      • RR.STUDIOS
                                                                        RR.STUDIOS  2 months back

                                                                        Thank you for this video. It's really helped me in deciding what my the future holds.

                                                                        • Aneesh Mohan
                                                                          Aneesh Mohan  2 months back

                                                                          I dont know why but I did not expect his name to be Bernard.

                                                                        • Lyrical Terrorist
                                                                          Lyrical Terrorist  2 months back

                                                                          I’m one thing and it’s alive!

                                                                          • 667Gullin
                                                                            667Gullin  2 months back

                                                                            So the real key questions now are:
                                                                            1.) What if you are 50 yrs and are one of the people that spent your entire life trying to get better at the things you were weak at? (You know, let's say you followed their advice and put your reserves into the weak point in the line instead of the breakthrough?)
                                                                            2.) Has your marine buddy ever read Wuthering heights? (You could get it for him for Christmas.)
                                                                            3.) How good are you at feminism now?
                                                                            4.) In our society today is it more valuable to be skilled at medicine, killing people with your bare hands or feminism and which of these do you feel is more valued?
                                                                            5.) Do you think that if we were all better at feminism we maybe wouldn't have to go to other countries and kill people with our bare hands?
                                                                            6.) How does feminism make you feel now?
                                                                            7.) Do you think it is possible to become a doctor at age 50? If so, how? If not, why not? Please elaborate?
                                                                            8.) What do you think about standardized testing?
                                                                            9.) What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?
                                                                            10.) What is your favorite color?

                                                                            Maybe we could send copies of Wuthering Heights (translated into Pashtu or Dari naturally) to the Taliban and they would all convert from Islam to feminism. Problem solved.

                                                                            • Daryl McEneny
                                                                              Daryl McEneny  2 months back

                                                                              I could tell you exactly what caring about it would have done and it's nothing good. Just starting down the right path myself after selling myself short for many years. Really like this video

                                                                              • Your Lord and Savior
                                                                                Your Lord and Savior  2 months back

                                                                                I straight up love a man who will speak hard truths in the hope that those truths will benefit others. That's the correct way to be inspirational.

                                                                                • Kerri Rusnak
                                                                                  Kerri Rusnak  2 months back

                                                                                  That book definitely sucked 😂

                                                                                  • fmm56301
                                                                                    fmm56301  2 months back

                                                                                    This is so true! I had a lecture in college about this topic and since that point it has always stuck with me. Focusing on what we're bad at is only going to lead to us potentially being less bad at that thing. Hopefully one day we can have a system that allows people to find what they're good at and work on that!

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                                                                                      Hi bernard

                                                                                      • Sarah Gimas
                                                                                        Sarah Gimas  2 months back

                                                                                        I know this video was made a couple of years ago, but I want to thank you for this. Its uplifting because this is practical!

                                                                                        • inthepocket
                                                                                          inthepocket  2 months back

                                                                                          I want to be a democrat what do I have to do? oh ok be a hypocrite, is that all?

                                                                                          • Nasser GHOSEIRI
                                                                                            Nasser GHOSEIRI  2 months back

                                                                                            I don't think at the time of making, you had imagined your channel be as successful as it is today. Eitherway, your medical videos are exceptionally well. It's either the content, the editing, the atmosphere it creates, or something beyond my understanding. But I think you know what it is, and I guess you could capitalize it on, provided it makes you happy...

                                                                                            • Joshua Osborne
                                                                                              Joshua Osborne  2 months back

                                                                                              This is fantastic. I know a few people who should probably hear this and I know I would have liked to hear it in my past before having to learn it myself the hard way. We have our own strengths and weaknesses and those strengths make us useful as individuals and those weaknesses encourage teamwork. We are stronger together.

                                                                                              • kk P
                                                                                                kk P  2 months back

                                                                                                this is fucking relatable.
                                                                                                I did the worst on reading comprehension, but got perfect math score. I got a 1480 on the SAT, and no matter how many times I retook it, my reading comp score sucked the worst.
                                                                                                I also thought I was good at science.... until I majored in science at berkeley. Worst grades ever. I realized I sucked at science. I sucked at bullshit english. I hated math as well.
                                                                                                I went to a shitty med school anyway, and I got shit scores there too. I failed late, and I regret that. I have degrees, but feel like an imposter.