Write a paper between 500 – 750 words, in which you demonstrate your understanding of the concepts in the units, and you apply them to your own life. For each of the papers, you will have two prompts to choose from. You only have to answer one. Please turn in your essay via the Dropbox in Blackboard.
Option 1: Constructing ME. How do you plan to optimize your own human capital? What do you consider to be your most valuable talents, interests, and aptitudes? How will you use these to make yourself very marketable? How will you pay for your own development? Once you have achieved your goals, what are your preferences for living arrangements and transportation. Will you rent or buy? Why?
Option 2: Cautionary tales! Please describe a fictional person who thinks they are planning well, but they’re actually making the worst possible decisions. How do they squander their opportunities to build human capital? What are the wrong-headed decisions they make about their own education, costs of college, employment, etc. Then, describe their horrific decisions in deciding what and how to rent or buy.