Having a bad night doc?
I got into avionics "officially" after playing with electrical things for 15 years and fixing smaller planes and fighters for the same time.
One hot and sweaty night I was wearing most of the hydraulic fluid from a burst resivoir and an avionics puke was rolling on the ground by the wingtip laughing too hard to breathe. I wanted his job, but much more importantly, I made the decision to become his boss someday (made it too).
I have to say it was the best choice I ever made.
The avionics people tend toward arrogance because the schooling needs that kind of mentality to survive. It drags, is full of trivia, an the coneheads are the constant brunt of pantyhose and manicure jokes.
Fact is that to be a good avionics tech you have to know a lot more about the theory of what makes a plane go than anyone else. Problem is that most avionics toads don't ever bother to put that knowledge to use. It has become all to common to hear the phrase "not my job" in the crew room. You can have all the knowledge in the world but if you aren't part of the team you're nothing more than an encumberance.
My advice is: if you want to study avionics by all means do so, but, make sure you learn how to stretch a flight control cable and change a few hydraulic pumps, generators, tires and brakes on the way. All that schooling will make a lot more sense when you get to use it and you'll be a valuable member of someone's crew when you get out here.
I've been teaching for the last few years and it's extremely rewarding but I'm sick and tired of people that don't know what they don't know questioning the need for a subject that I'm teaching from experience (not because some teacher who hasn't done it decided I needed to know the material).
Remember, those that can, do
those that can't, teach (that hurts)
those that shouldn't be allowed to, are trying to make the rules
One may educate the ignorance from the unknowing but stupid is forever. Boswell; ca: 1533