Because I had a $100,000 income target in mind while in college, I set out to work in an industry which would allowed me to make such an income. Industries such as consulting, finance, legal, high tech, and medical are such industries. (I originally planned on being a pharmacist.) The problem is getting in and surviving for a long enough time to reap the financial rewards. And I hated school. Not to mention I hated working for someone else. Having a boss or superior over me? FORGET IT!
In 2009, the world was falling apart, and I was coming out of rock-bottom. I decided to take a year to party and live the single life. Income turned into no-income. Savings turned into nothing. Credit cards became the norm and they were maxing out quick!
It was around this time, when the world was falling apart, that I thought it would be a good time to stop my non-sense and take advantage of opportunities. I saw & experienced the last crash in 2000 but I was too young to take advantage of it then. Only now, I was older and hopefully wiser to take advantage of it.