|Preparation for life...?
||[Feb. 2nd, 2005|11:31 pm]
This morning, while realizing that I have at least one exam each week for the rest of the semester, my roommate and I discussed the fact how weird it is that college, which is supposed prepare us for real life, doesn’t at all. I mean, sure, we are for the first time living without the comfort of mommy and daddy down the hall and for those of us fortunate enough to be enjoying dorm life, we have to deal with the…ahem…perks of roommates. But really, when you think about it, when am I ever in the real life going to be on a meal plan? When am I going to have to read 150 pages for one class, do a problem set for another, write lab reports and essays all while studying for a midterm? When will I have to show up somewhere (a.k.a. class) when I have the flu or because if I don’t go, I will fall drastically behind? |
Don’t get me wrong, I know that work is, well, work and I know that being in the real world requires time management skills et al. I know that real life will be more stressful than college. But that maybe is my point. It just seems ludicrous that the kind of stressors that I find in college are supposed to be comperable to the ones I'll find out in the real world. How is the kind of stress I'm experiencing in college going to help me when I have to make sure the bills are going to get paid, that I will have enough to eat, that I will have enough gas in my car, and all of the stress of having a family comes along(a long time down the road, folks.)
These are just my thoughts on this matter...now off to study...