So it's been my dream for years now to go to graduate school in Japan to study computer science. I have been working a well paying job that I hate in a place I detest, but I finally had enough money saved up and passed the exam, only to have the economy crash. I have enough money to live on, but if something were to happen to me or a family member, I wouldn't be able to afford to help anyone. I was also worried about find a job after graduation, who knows how long the labor market will lag the economy(if and when that ever recovers) I couldn't say no(guess that makes me a whore ) to my job offering me a big raise in this economy, so I'm asking for a deferment. I never thought I would do that, but here I am. Anyone else doing stuff they never thought they would have to because of this crappy economy?