7 Things I Wish I Could Tell My College Self

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  1. I wish I had followed my heart in college. I haven’t used my degree in my job and I could have followed my heart ie gotten a history degree…

  2. I wish I used that independent and critical thinking and applied it more to my private life….

    I wish I had told off my college pre-professional advisor when he got fresh with me ( and then reported him to the powers that be)….

  3. wellokaythen says:

    Ask yourself if you have good reasons to be in college. Don’t go to college just because you think everyone else your age is going to college. Don’t go if you’re not ready and willing to be there. Don’t go if you’re not able to commit to it. Take a beak if you need to. Don’t worry about “momentum” or being a “dropout.” At least a third of the college population is “nontraditional students,” and they are often more successful. Don’t assume you have to be in college because you’re the age of 18-22.

  4. I know more people who regret working too hard than too little. You don’t need to ace your class, top 20-30% is good enough.

    This may be biased by the fact that you need a PhD to do my job. Maybe I’m not meeting the people who regret failing, because I don’t know them…

  5. It should be hash wednesday on your campus today. If it isn’t, you’re at the wrong school.

  6. #2. I agree. I didn’t do any partying in college. I knew if I ever did anything wrong my parents would probably stop paying for my housing. I didn’t drink, go to clubs/bars, never went to a strip club with my friends because I was so afraid something would go wrong and I’d get in trouble. I missed out on a lot of college fun because of this and I regret it more than anything.

    #4. disagree. Find a major that will get you a job after you graduate otherwise why bother? I did what I loved and struggled for years. It was only after getting some training in something that I looked at as a career did I ever get my life off the ground. College was a wasted opportunity to get a degree in something useful. This quote here is particularly troubling, “Rest assured, you will be employed when you graduate.” I don’t think anything could be further from the truth.

    #5 disagree. I saw weed take down a lot of good people during college. They became obsessed with it. I could say the same thing about alcohol, and for better or worse it’s legal and weed is not. However I never saw people get obsessed with alcohol the same way they did with weed. Understand I’m someone who believes weed should be legal. I don’t have a moral issue with it. It also might seem that it goes against what I said about #2, but I certainly don’t regret that one bit.

  7. “Rest assured, you will be employed when you graduate.”


    “I’m talking about weed! Look, I know what they told you but it’s not a drug. It’s just a plant, bro. Don’t miss out like I did!”

    I have never felt a need to use illegal drugs (or alcohol), and I have never regretted not using them in college.


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