Armstrong said:I don't know how much more enthusiastic I can be though. Iv already stated that iv studied them since I was 6 years old consistently. …this time a resume is needed to prove your status in the marine bio field in order to have any access to ANY cephalopod such as an octopus.
Armstrong said:the octopus as well as the squid and cuttlefish are the only creatures I would have the motivation to study mentally. If that were the case, I wouldn't have any versatility in the field and it would be pointless. … Iv been going through lots of anxiety after witnessing the octopus on display at the new jersey adventure aquarium and its reminded me of things I should be doing before I become an adult.
Not to sound mean or anything, but are you serious?
No offense intended, but I was reading your posts and I’m not too sure I understand your need for “help” in that sense of the word. I mean, your writing seems a bit frenetic as of late, and it seems like you’re not putting things into their proper perspective.
Some things you have written are confusing - you said you have written a book on octopus husbandry, but your post made it seem like yet you have yet to interact with a live octopus. Or have you had one as a pet before? Also, yes, if you are honestly interested in marine biology you would have a LOT of studying and classes to take before you could begin to work with any live animals. Octopus and squid would come FAR later. Invertebrate zoology is a tough course, not to mention a tough academic path.
Also, why are you sounding so fatalistic about things? You’re not even eighteen years old yet. I would suggest you relax and enjoy your life. Your path is not as set as you believe. If a fashion design school has accepted you, and that is what you want, just go and have fun. Try to enjoy it. I understand that impatience is a thing of youth, but you need to be patient. Good things tend to come to those who wait. Who knows? You may get your octo tank yet.
As far as the guy in the store is concerned, you shouldn’t worry about it. 1) ‘Arms’ and ‘legs’ are a matter of semantics when dealing with the mollusca; the appendages are derived from a completely different embryonic germ layer than our own and they are non-homologous to vertebrate arms and legs. 2) This store obviously doesn’t give two sniffs about the care of their animals. Check out the store quietly, and make sure that it’s clean and healthy. If not, call the local ASPCA and have them investigated.
You shouldn’t be so anxious about it. You needn’t give up on your dreams, but you may need to put them on hold for a while. Hopefully, things start to look up.