I'm looking for serious answers please because your responses will help me decide my life trajectory.
I'm an undergraduate at an Ivy... I'm honestly drawn to finance almost entirely because it seems like a lucrative career and I'm not interested in medicine or law (if law is even considered lucrative anymore).
However, it seems like no one in this industry is content. Are you living in constant stress? How do you have time to have a meaningful life outside of work if you work such long hours?
Do any of you regret your choice, and would you go back and do something else if you could? I don't want to live a life of regret, or have money be the only thing I have.
I've always been extremely good at math/physics, and I am afraid that pursuing econ and doing IB instead will be a waste of my potential. Excel all day does not sound fulfilling.
At the same time, however, I don't think I'd be content getting some Math PHD and making 100k in academia for the rest of my life.
I'm aware that I probably sound extremely naive, annoying, arrogant, etc. but I am honestly very conflicted about my life choices right now and it's leading me to depression. It would mean a lot if some of you could honestly reflect and try to help me.
Thank you so much.