"boy i’m in a great mood!"
"oh, please. you can’t REALLY be in a great mood. there are people out there who just got raises. people just got married. people are being reunited with their families right now. how dare you say you’re happy."
The equivalent of someone saying you can’t be sad because other people have it worse than you.
Well, often times when it comes to the arts, the focus is more on your portfolio and your abilities rather than whether or not you have a degree. The few jobs I did find in the area did not require degrees at all, they just wanted to know that you know what you’re doing with the camera, what you can produce, and whether or not you can manage your time properly. Also, I have been working on my skills for years and have improved a lot since I first started taking photos. I have worked with business men, bars, venues, done weddings and portraits. I will always be improving my skills, I will never stop trying to become better because my passion is in photography, but I would love to start working in a studio, or doing anything where I get to be around cameras and get closer to where I want to be career wise.