Do you think the college experience is really worth it?
September 23, 2007 1:39am CST
I know since i'm going to a community college near me that i'm going to be missing out on the actual four-year college experience. Do you guys think that i'll actually be missing much, & what're your personal experiences that maybe you have had with it?
• United States
24 Sep 07
Well, it's not the parties that make the "experience". Sure, my partying days were fun, but what made GOING AWAY to school a better experience for me was actually living on my own. I don't know if you are living with your parents while going to school, but that was a big adjustment. One I was happy to make. And I think it's a key part of growing up, is gettng the heck out of dodge and making your own way in the world. A lot of m friends that stayed home and went to CC, they never really learned how to take care of themselves. And a lot of them didn't want to LEAVE home until they got married. SERIOUSLY, I am now over 10 years past my college days... and in my 20s when I was still single, I wouldn't even DATE a guy who hadn't lived away from home. There was NO way I was going to end up being with some guy whose mother was still cooking for him and doing his laundry in his twenties. There is a lot of learning and growing up in just being independent and breaking that chain at home.
• United States
23 Sep 07
Definitely. A four year college means room mates, parties, friends, dining halls, and co-ed living. it is much different. Not only is CC shorter, an associates degree, and more secluded, it is not the same as having pride in your school and making so much closer relationships with people you meet.