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I understand media depiction is one reason, but if you honestly believe that commercials, movies, and tv shows are accurate depictions of real life...then don't bother reading any further.
But yeah, why the hate? I talked to a few friends recently who graduated and haven't applied to many jobs. One reason was because they couldn't "stand" to sit in an office all day "wasting" their life away. Umm...okay? Do people not realize that the overwhelming majority of white collar jobs are office jobs? You know where lawyers, accountants, businessmen, CEOs, finance analysts, i-bankers, animators, film makers, engineers and journalists work at? In an office. Yeah, I know, shocking. And where did the idea of wasting life away in an office come from? Doing your work in front of a computer is no different than doing your work on your laptop in a university. The only difference is one is paid and the other isn't.
I guess if your goal is to be a professional circus actor, or an athlete, or a construction worker, or a cashier, or a plumber, then yeah, you might never have to work in an office, and maybe that career is what you should aim for. But otherwise, I'm confused at the people that went to college to major in some liberal art and have no desire to work in an office setting.