Why College Sucks
wow, where do i begin? i'm a freshman in college this year, and to sum up the experience in one word i'd say "awful," although that's putting it quite mildly. from stories i'd heard about college in the past, it sounded like a really great experience. i'm one of those people who enjoyed high school for the most part, so going on to college seemed like the next natural step.
i got into my first choice school and was pretty excited to get the school year going. not too long after i got here though, i started to see that everything i'd ever heard about college being great was totally WRONG! first of all, it's boring. and i'm not talking a little bit of idleness here and there. i mean painful, mind-numbing, IQ-reducing boredommmm. the time here goes by so slowly. the weekend takes a ridiculously long time to get here. and if you make the mistake of staying on campus for the weekend (at least at my school) be prepared for 48 fun-filled hours of nothing because my college is located in the middle of nowhere so there truly is nothing to do, on campus or off.
secondly, the people in general are ********. they're annoying and cliquey and behave worse than most middle-schoolers. basically, you always have to watch your back because you can't trust anyone around here. i don't feel like i'm a particularly hard person to get along with, but the bottom line is that me and most of these people just have nothing in common. they don't get me and i don't get them, period.
one of THE most horrific parts of it all is living in a dorm. it's a complete culture shock to anyone who's never lived away from home before. prior to college, i was used to having my own room and a decent amount of privacy, plus everything i needed within a comfortable reach. here, i just feel lonely and lost. the rooms are extremely dark and tiny, the bathrooms and showers are disgusting, and there is zero privacy. oh, and let's not forget the outrageous cost of all of this. for all the money, we're paying, you think we'd get better. it's basically like a long, painful camping trip that takes "roughing it" to new heights.
the one good thing i will say for college is that i have liked all my teachers thus far and gotten pretty good grades (although i sometimes don't apply myself as much as i could). my teachers have all been interesting people who are awesome at what they do and clearly care about their students. if it wasn't for them, i wouldn't have one positive thing to say about this place!
basically, college just isn't for me. it's a stressful, expensive, and just all feels pretty pointless. a big adjustment for most everyone who goes, and some people get used to it while others don't. i feel like i miss out on so, so much while i'm here. :( i'm really, really unhappy every day that i spend here, and it's just not good. :( however, i do not regret that i came. it's something i really wanted a year ago at this time, and now at least i know for sure that college sucks. if i hadn't taken the chance, then i wouldn't know. i'd recommend giving it a shot if you're curious. just because college hasn't worked out for me, it can't hurt to find out for yourself.