College, Is it really so great?
February 14, 2007 4:45am CST
I am a college student, and I really like it. It is the only place where you can talk about so many interesting things in one place, unfortunately I wonder what it means to have a college education. I mean some of the people I go to class with drink half their life away and manage to get good grades. To me, that is a little pretentious, that people can make college (at least certain universities) sound as though you need aspire to their high academic level, when kids who come to class drinking (and that has happened) can sneak by with decent to good grades?
• United States
14 Feb 07
That's always bugged me a bit too, as I'm not a big drinker. But at the same time, if they can get puke-drunk on the weekends, but stay on the Deans list, then holy cow. Way to go. But most kids end up dropping out and getting stuck in the drinking/party scene. I do think college is important though, at the very least it teaches you how to manage your fun and work equally. (well, they shouldn't be able to come to class drinking, though o.O) College is now like High school use to be, long ago. My grandfather didn't go to high school, because it was required really. He survived just fine without it. My mother didn't go to college, and she did fine without it. But our generation needs to go to college if we plan on getting a career. College degrees will almost always win out over a simple high school education when you apply for a job. Colleges pump themselves up to attract people, to gain prestige. I'm sure Harvard students get piss drunk too.