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#1
Sup nignags.

I woke up last week during my exam period and had a slight epiphany about how I only have 1 year of uni left and how much I actually learned this year. I'm not sure how to feel about this.

I got one more exam to go, then I'll have to find me a job for the year until I graduate. I haven't had to pay for my uni either, so I think I had a much easier ride than most North Americans who had to toil and get into debt. I somehow think that would make them a lot happier to graduate and start working than me.

So people, do you miss college/uni? I think I'm gonna miss the possibility of meeting different kinds of people. Still possible at work but not at the same level. Also, the whole anxiety of exams, handing in assignments last minute, I think that's gonna leave a nostalgic taste in my mouth.

And people still in college/uni - think you will miss it?
#2
Muurrrrrrr, this is an interesting question.

I spent three years at a major public university living on my own. For various reasons, I had a shit semester (failed all but one class, didn't have money), move back in with my parents for a year, then went back to school for a year and a half until I graduated last december. I still live with my parents with plans to move out by the end of May.

Yeah, there are parts of college I miss, but the partying/crazy parts you honestly can still have without being a total townie. If anybody asks, you're still in college/not only in high school (then again, that only works if you have the kind of looks I do).

The actual parts of college I miss are actually learning and discussing interesting things, enriching my brain, listening to old dudes talk about electronic media at 10 in the morning while high out of my mind.

Yeah, I've been drunk as I wrote this whole post, but I wish I was high. Whhhaaaaaaaaa
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#3
Well, work is a routine. Pratically the same people everyday. I miss college, it was fun, hang out friends, getting to know new people everyday. It's been 2 years now since i graduated. I miss it, great memories
#4
Sure do. I love my school and even more, love the city it's in. If money was no object, I'd even go back and add another major.

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#5
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Sure do. I love my school and even more, love the city it's in. If money was no object, I'd even go back and add another major.


This. Also I haven't had a proper full-time job ever since I graduated, so that's not really helping either
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#6
Finished uni and i really miss it. I'd probably miss it less if i could find a job doing what I want to do though.
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#7
I miss bits of it, certainly.

I miss the freedom that comes with living away from home (although, mighty be moving out soon, to remedy that), and having a load of friends pretty close. The Uni attitude of "bugger it, lets go for a pint" I miss as well. The Academic environment was good as well.

But, I'm so glad I'll never have to put up with manky student houses, student loans/no money, exams and coursework deadlines.

Given the choice, I would not go back to Uni. Now I work offshore, so decent (ish) pay, interesting work, and a schedule of 2 weeks on a rig, then two weeks off, so shed loads of holiday.
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#8
Luckily i am doing a second MSc and PhD so i dont have to worry about this. Couldnt do without it. I think i will keep following classes my entire life. Once i get my phd in economics, i will try do a part time course in neuroscience or math.
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#10
I finished school, don't miss the school.

I am currently attending university, I will not miss the university.


But that's me, I don't dwell on the past.
#11
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Sup nignags.
I got one more exam to go, then I'll have to find me a job for the year until I graduate. I haven't had to pay for my uni either, so I think I had a much easier ride than most North Americans who had to toil and get into debt. I somehow think that would make them a lot happier to graduate and start working than me.


Thats pretty much the opposite of how it works. A lot of people are afraid to graduate and enter the work force because you aren't expected to start paying on your loans until you graduate. The minute you graduate though interest starts piling up and those loans will pretty much own your soul for most of your career. If you stayed in college forever you'd never have to pay for them though.
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#12
I miss attending university, but I cannot afford it, so I had to stop going.


It's whatever. If I manage to find a job that allows me to cover living expenses as well as tuition, I'll go back. If not, I'll make it.

I'd rather have an education than not, but I'm not worried either way.
#13
I spent five years at Uni, now been living in the real world for 3 years.

I do miss it massively; the random sleeping patterns, getting up whenever the hell I liked, partying with plenty of different people, eating take aways all the time etc

But, I regularly meet up with at least 10 really good friends who are all equally as enthusiastic about keeping in touch, and I got (and still have) a great job afterwards that pays well. I certainly do NOT miss the complete lack of money that goes hand in hand with Uni (unless you have rich parents, in which case, gtfo).

So yeah... swings and roundabouts. I loved it, and miss it, but wouldn't go back
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But, I regularly meet up with at least 10 really good friends who are all equally as enthusiastic about keeping in touch, and I got (and still have) a great job afterwards that pays well.


On the other hand, I also don't know if I really want to settle for that kind of life. I mean, yeah, having a steady job would be tight, but one, I can get that any time I really want and two, I'd hate the thought of having to shelve my friends for an effort to meet up, rather than have them consistently as part of my life. I still am undecided if I want a traditional life of waking up to the same routine every week and making time for friends on the weekends.
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#15
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I'd hate the thought of having to shelve my friends for an effort to meet up, rather than have them consistently as part of my life.


In the real world that's usually completely out of your control.

The close group of friends I meet up with live in various parts of the world, all do different things and some rarely stay in the same place for more than a few months, so having them be part of my life consistently just isn't an option.

As for life choices, you basically have to work out (or find out) what's important to you. Go into the world and figure it out for yourself. I did, and discovered that travelling is great, partying is great, drugs are great, but at the end of the day, I'd still rather come home to a house that I own, to my girlfriend who I love, and everything else is just gravy on top

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#16
Ha Ha! This is funny!

Yes, what I remember of it. Good times... Like bangin' a hot chick while listening to Poison's "Open Up and Say Ahh.." CD when it was a new release. Some of the rest of the memories fade away into obscure familiarities, leaving me uncertain whether it was my life I remember or if it was actually part of "Hot Tub Time Machine".
#17
I'm in my last few months of Uni and while I will miss the student life, I can't wait it finish this course and start making some money (hopefully). My first year was great but the fun and enjoyment level has decreased as time has gone on. I'd rather be here than at home because of more freedom but its just boring now tbh. Mainly because I have done 3 years of this shit course and regretting it.
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#18
Yeah, at times. Having more free time is nice, but I've always enjoyed school. I like learning.


I'm probably gonna go back (most likely for grad school) in the next year or two.
#19
I'll be graduating soon and I'm worried about the Real World™

I'm going to miss having friends and free time. Once you're working full-time, all you have left to look forward to is retirement and death.
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#20
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I'll be graduating soon and I'm worried about the Real World™

I'm going to miss having friends and free time. Once you're working full-time, all you have left to look forward to is retirement and death.


You're forgetting all the awesome gear you can buy when you get a good job...
#21
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All that gear and no time to play it. Having to constantly buy new shit because it's the only way I can experience a fleeting moment of joy does not sound like a fun life.

My dad gets paid a lot but every night he comes home angry and too tired to do anything. He has two friends. He sees them once a year. I'm gonna be just like him, and it scares me.
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#24
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Thats pretty much the opposite of how it works. A lot of people are afraid to graduate and enter the work force because you aren't expected to start paying on your loans until you graduate. The minute you graduate though interest starts piling up and those loans will pretty much own your soul for most of your career. If you stayed in college forever you'd never have to pay for them though.

That's what blows my mind.

I'm studying optometry without paying a dime. In Canada I'd have to gather 200,000 bucks and start paying back loans and all after 8 years of studying.
However, here I can expect to earn around 40, 000 dollars a year whereas in Canada it'd be 80,000 a year. However, I'd have to repay loans and also pay more income tax, so...maybe here I got the best deal of it?
#25
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That's what blows my mind.

I'm studying optometry without paying a dime. In Canada I'd have to gather 200,000 bucks and start paying back loans and all after 8 years of studying.
However, here I can expect to earn around 40, 000 dollars a year whereas in Canada it'd be 80,000 a year. However, I'd have to repay loans and also pay more income tax, so...maybe here I got the best deal of it?

Or you can now go to Canada and cash 80k per year.
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#26
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In the real world that's usually completely out of your control.


Because my life up to this point has been totally fake, I forgot. Thanks.
#27
Yeah i miss it. Although i think once i manage to find a job and eventually move into my own place, i will probably miss it a little less.
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#28
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Or you can now go to Canada and cash 80k per year.

Except I don't have Canadian citizenship anymore. I'd have to get a visa, do a conversion course, and pray to get sponsored. Could be possible but it'd be a pain in the ass. Also, Canadians...no thanks.
#29
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Because my life up to this point has been totally fake, I forgot. Thanks.


Hey, no offence intended, take a chill pill bro
#30
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Hey, no offence intended, take a chill pill bro


He had no choice in saying that, you owe no apology.
#32
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Oh, cool. **** him then


I know you didn't mean it to be, but think about it. It's a very condescending way of describing life.


Very nice train of logic to immediately end up on "fuck me," though.
#34
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I know you didn't mean it to be, but think about it. It's a very condescending way of describing life.


Very nice train of logic to immediately end up on "fuck me," though.


I am certain he meant it not as an insult or an active desire for you to experience sex, rather a way to express his disinterest in you.
#35
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I am certain he meant it not as an insult or an active desire for you to experience sex, rather a way to express his disinterest in you.


I am certain that I was more than able to pick up on that, thank you for your benevolent insight.
#36
I think Philip is slowly transitioning into the Pit's new Madcap
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#37
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I am certain that I was more than able to pick up on that, thank you for your benevolent insight.


If you were able to, why didn't you? And if you did, why thank me?

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#38
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If you were able to, why didn't you? And if you did, why thank me?

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You are too much lol.
#40
Not at all, fond memories for sure but life goes on and more important things take priority.
As for the fun end of it, choose your friends wisely and there's no problem.
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