Lets us all assume this scenario...
U are 18, just fresh out of JC, got your glowing A level results and preparing to enter the next phrase of education to University, getting ur Bachelors and Honours. Your family isn't too well-to-do, working middle-class, your parents can comfortably see u thru Uni way after Honours without breaking their retirement piggy bank. But ur parents expect u to find a job cos they are not indefinitely rich to support u till u retire and croak.
You've got a couple of choices now:
1) A popular course, extremely marketable course after 3yrs. And will guarantee u big bucks, social status and be granted power beyond ur imagination after u graduate. But the area of studies doesn't really lie within ur personal interest.
2) A not-so popular course. Not marketable currently, but foreseen to be one of the 'rising stars' in the job industry after 5yrs. Area of studies somewhat lies within ur personal interest.
3) A 'dark horse'. This course is never known to be marketable in the local job industry and will never be (think along the lines of Philosophy and literature). However, u are extremely interested in this area of studies and is within ur personal interest.
Which of these course would u take and state ur reasons for doing so.
Juz wanna get a feel of what do ppl think of education these days.