Why does your college experience sound much better than mine?

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  1. intent

    intent Senior member

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    Granted, it's only been a couple of years since I graduated undergrad, but no nostalgia is going to change my experiences.

    You guys make it sound like in college, all you did was get laid and have giant parties. My experience was nothing like that. I was working to pay for school. I didn't study as much as I should have, and barely kept up my grades. Played some sports. I had fun at parties at first but they were really tame affairs. I had a grand total of one real relationship. Toward the end of my undergrad years I was enjoying my time, but more looking forward to graduating. Maybe should have traveled more, or went on exchange.

    To the contrary, I think I've had more fun since graduation. It's nice to have some money and be able to do things.

    I can't be the only one who had only a decent college experience, right? It wasn't horrible, but it wasn't stellar, either.
     


  2. ratboycom

    ratboycom Senior member

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    Granted, it's only been a couple of years since I graduated undergrad, but no nostalgia is going to change my experiences.

    You guys make it sound like in college, all you did was get laid and have giant parties. My experience was nothing like that. I was working to pay for school. I didn't study as much as I should have, and barely kept up my grades. Played some sports. I had fun at parties at first but they were really tame affairs. I had a grand total of one real relationship. Toward the end of my undergrad years I was enjoying my time, but more looking forward to graduating. Maybe should have traveled more, or went on exchange.

    To the contrary, I think I've had more fun since graduation. It's nice to have some money and be able to do things.

    I can't be the only one who had only a decent college experience, right? It wasn't horrible, but it wasn't stellar, either.


    Im with you on this one man. I think the main problem is bolded above. The only really cool thing is that I am studying in Japan, but right now I am so fuckin broke its tough to go to any parties or go out with my friends (usually costs from $30~100 for a night of drinking). Working and making time to study puts a serious damper on your fun time. Actually, my first years of college back in the US I went out a lot more often and drank a lot more, but still held a FT job. It was a lot cheaper there. Though I never experienced the kinda "big campus life" that a lot of others always talk about.
     


  3. Quatsch

    Quatsch Senior member

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    Its an interesting question. I'm graduating in five weeks and I think my college experience has been really rich, but not exactly the typical one, and sometimes I still want that or feel like I should have/have gotten more of it.

    I went to a medium-sized college which was only 20 miles away from my hometown, so the foundation of my social circle was friends who I went to high school with. On top of that I was still dating a girl I went to high school with for the first year and a half, so I didn't meet as many people my first year or so as most people. However, I did eventually expand my social circle, went to some parties but few wild ones, I went abroad on week long academic trips twice, I spent a semester abroad, played sports, held a few jobs, dated a couple of girls. In particular I dated this one really hot girl for about a year who was big into partying and the stereotypical college lifestyle (she went to a different university) and I kind of made up lost ground on the college experience while dating her, including having a crazy spring break in the caribbean, which is something I recommend everyone do at least once.

    So I had some of that, but I wonder how many people really live the stereotype we all feel like we should be living up to, because I still feel like I didn't make the most of it because I didn't go out, get ridiculously trashed, and have more meaningless sex than I did.
     


  4. Joffrey

    Joffrey Senior member

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    I didn't get much action in college but I had a great time. I always planned to have more fun outside of school (when I can actually afford to do what I want).
     


  5. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    I worked my way through undergrad (and grad) too, but I didn't go back to undergrad until I was in my early 20s. Think that gave me a little more perspective than some. Also, I worked at bars in one of Detroit's party zones (Bricktown). That led to much free booze, food, other stuff, and female companions.
     


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  7. FLMountainMan

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    I worked my way all through undergrad and grad school and had an absolute blast. Good times usually don't just happen, you often have to seek them out. Being really open-minded helps.
     


  8. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    I worked my way all through undergrad and grad school and had an absolute blast. Good times usually don't just happen, you often have to seek them out. Being really open-minded helps.

    shut the fuck upf eggit

    man it feels good to be a gangster

    p.s. love youuuuu. miss your facee!
     


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    Mine was a commuter school with not much social life. But even still, I regret taking it for granted and not making the most of my experience. I would do it all over again if I had the chance [​IMG]
     


  10. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    College was just OK for me. It was a somewhat conservative setting. I got out of it what I needed. But my life didn't really blossom until I graduated and was working. That was when things got exciting and adventuresome. Business travel really allowed me to have fun and grow.
     


  11. FLMountainMan

    FLMountainMan White Hispanic

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    shut the fuck upf eggit

    man it feels good to be a gangster

    p.s. love youuuuu. miss your facee!


    [​IMG] .......[​IMG]

    Is feg the new fag? If not it should be.
     


  12. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    I dunno. People get pissed when I say faggot, nobody seems to care when I say feggit. It's like spelling porn pr0n.
     


  13. lee_44106

    lee_44106 Senior member

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    I find it very sad that, to some people, the best time of their lives were in high school/college/grad school.

    Even combining all those they amount to less than 1/5 of one's time on earth.
     


  14. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    I find it very sad that, to some people, the best time of their lives were in high school/college/grad school.

    Even combining all those they amount to less than 1/5 of one's time on earth.


    Yeah, I always figured it sucked to peek early. I'm still on the way up when it comes to good times.
     


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    Yeah, I always figured it sucked to peek early. I'm still on the way up when it comes to good times.

    I have connections at the CIA, IRS and state department that could make you long for the "good old days" [​IMG]
     


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