Why does your college experience sound much better than mine?

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  1. w.kevin

    w.kevin 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.


    I hear you there.. right now just juggling two jobs and paying through one more year of school. The time drain and lack of funds after tuition probably play a big factor.
     


  2. username79

    username79 Senior member

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    This is the internet. Members of a clothing forum where male members get dressed up to post pictures of themselves for other men obviously get laid far more than you do. Clearly, the typical poster here has slept with hundreds of women, practices at least three martial arts, and drives an Aston Martin.

    Socially awkward and sit behind a computer all day? Not here!!
     


  3. kakemono

    kakemono Senior member

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    Because the only ones who post are the ones being crazy, partying, and fucking hot women.

    No ones posts: "I studied for 8 hours today and yesterday I met with a study group for a test this morning," but in all reality most people are doing the 2nd one.
     


  4. darnelled

    darnelled Senior member

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    Weed.
    Shrooms.


    +Beer and sluts.
     


  5. anon

    anon Senior member

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    Having money helps a lot. I also worked through school. Then again, I met my wife as a freshman, so I didn't get to sleep around.

    I've had so much more fun when I was out working, had money, and had no real responsibilities other than showing up to work on time. Now that I'm in med school it's still a ton more fun -- work hard, play even harder.
     


  6. -Stylist-

    -Stylist- Senior member

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    ^ play harder than study in med school? [​IMG]
     


  7. darnelled

    darnelled Senior member

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    Having money helps a lot. I also worked through school. Then again, I met my wife as a freshman, so I didn't get to sleep around.

    I've had so much more fun when I was out working, had money, and had no real responsibilities other than showing up to work on time. Now that I'm in med school it's still a ton more fun -- work hard, play even harder.


    Really?
    I spent 80-100 hours/week either studying or working various rotations while in med-school, plus I was completely dependant on student loans (AKA Dirt Poor).
     


  8. matt22616

    matt22616 Senior member

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    +Beer and sluts.

    +coke and tequila
     


  9. TEPLimey

    TEPLimey Well-Known Member

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  10. tagutcow

    tagutcow Senior member

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    I never went to college. [​IMG]
     


  11. Listi

    Listi Senior member

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    I don't even try to have an exciting experience at university and crazy shit happens to me randomly on a fairly regular basis. I'm not sure how you can have a boring time unless you avoid stuff purposely. I'm in a tough program, so I don't have as much time to party and do shit as most people do. But still, shit goes down often.

    I mean... I've done stupid shit with random chicks, gotten wasted in an engineering class, gotten kicked out of clubs, had my house set on fire, shotgunned beers on the roof of a 5 story building, wore some girl's heels at a party, been kicked out of a fast-food establishment, made out with someone while dressed as Jesus, sang countless drunk ballads, watched someone get branded, drank a flask of scotch while sitting in the front row of the largest class in school, participated in a 7000 person street party etc. etc. etc.

    I have probably done way more stuf I don't even remember.
     


  12. Svenn

    Svenn Senior member

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    A lot of this 'college experience' crap is just being drunk... and self-describing oneself as having a 'crazy time.' I'm with you OP, college sucked and I was glad to get out of it. Thankfully for the more mature of us, college won't be the highlight of your life... I for one have had the opportunity to travel a lot, and getting involved with a few girls overseas and having experiences there has been a lot more thrilling and self-fulfilling than hanging around some shitty apartments or dorm rooms in some college town getting wasted. That being said, as Listi pointed out, I did purposefully avoid that stuff and I'm sure it could have been fun.

    American culture stresses the college years as supposedly the most exciting time in your life, and colleges fabricate themselves on that premise (4 years for BA? c'mon)... since the assumption was you were married once you graduated. I can't imagine ever getting married, much less insulting that institution by then later reminiscing about my bachelor years as some sort of 'golden age.' I think most men have a desire to get a exploratory period of their life out of their system... if you can't do it in college, do it after, or do it forever like a prurient frenchman.
     


  13. Davidko19

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    cause mine was out of necessity. Had a stupid major and I honestly spent more time completely bored doing nothing at the frat then I did studying. If it wasnt for the partying and drinking I wouldve gone crazy.

    Had I had a major where I needed to do one bit of work I probably would have had a better experience.

    Oh, and I didnt work through school either. $400 a month in child support checks was great.

    Looking back, Id have done it all different. oh wel.
     


  14. StephenHero

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    I thought college was disappointing.
     


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    I'm working a 50 hour week and trying to finish my course a year earlier than everyone else. As I type this i'm alone in a house that is usually filled with 57 people, they're all at home for Easter with their families and I'm setting my alarm so that I can be at work at 8:30am. [​IMG] All I know is that when my neighbours are having their liver transplants in 10 years, I'll be driving by the hospital in a Porsche[​IMG]
     


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