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You could make the case through proof by contradiction: are there any practices of an actuary that do not consider its long-term consequences on a global scale, especially in the context of its impact on climate?

Judging by the discussions of the SOA on the subject of climate change, I would venture to guess that the culture within the industry is at least accepting of the overwhelming evidence of climate change. The oil and gas industry, on the other hand, is filled with people who are either completely ignorant of the fact that climate change is real, or just coping through denial, so that they make their money and get out. This is an industry I would not want to partake in.
Finance analyst at Tesla. They don't require finance/business degrees. Engineering degrees are fine. A couple actuarial exams will give you a smidgen of finance cred over other fresh engineering grads.

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Finance analyst at Tesla. They don't require finance/business degrees. Engineering degrees are fine. A couple actuarial exams will give you a smidgen of finance cred over other fresh engineering grads.
Never thought of that. Will definitely look into it. Appreciate the solid advice.
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Money is like oxygen, or sex... it's no big deal, unless you aren't getting any.
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Or if the guy next door is getting more.
Heh... I was going to say something about beeswax, but I can't pretend to be above it. I have friends, peers and acquaintances who could not live the way they do without handouts from various sources (parents, ex-husbands, the government, etc.), and it does tend to rub me the wrong way.

Sometimes I am disappointed in myself for thinking that way, but I can't help it. I get thoroughly annoyed when people who have made poor life choices are subsidized. They avoid the consequences and never learn the lesson.
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Heh... I was going to say something about beeswax, but I can't pretend to be above it. I have friends, peers and acquaintances who could not live the way they do without handouts from various sources (parents, ex-husbands, the government, etc.), and it does tend to rub me the wrong way.

Sometimes I am disappointed in myself for thinking that way, but I can't help it. I get thoroughly annoyed when people who have made poor life choices are subsidized. They avoid the consequences and never learn the lesson.
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Heh... I was going to say something about beeswax, but I can't pretend to be above it.
I was joking, but think it is true anyway. People are happy to have the gig until they find out where they sit on the DW Simpson salary survey. It doesn't matter that they're making a boatload of money. Nothing pisses people off faster than finding out that the guy in the next cube who's doing the same work got a 3.5% raise, but they got 3%.
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I was joking, but think it is true anyway. People are happy to have the gig until they find out where they sit on the DW Simpson salary survey. It doesn't matter that they're making a boatload of money. Nothing pisses people off faster than finding out that the guy in the next cube who's doing the same work got a 3.5% raise, but they got 3%.
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omg, your avatar is of a game I used to play as a child about nice cars in the desert. jesus.
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omg, your avatar is of a game I used to play as a child about nice cars in the desert. jesus.
Yes, yes it is, and so much more. I'm surprised (but pleased) that anyone remembered it.

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“A desire not to butt into other people's business is at least eighty percent of all human 'wisdom'...and the other twenty percent isn't very important.”

“Belief gets in the way of learning.”

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