is hostel life required to make a person more responsible and matured??

India
February 4, 2010 10:38am CST
well i go to college from my home..just beause i got chance in a good college near my home..but if i would not have done that then i should have had to go outside as well..but do you think itas required for everybody???i mean one can even stay at home and be responsible......
6 responses
@dorannmwin (36656)
• United States
7 Feb 10
When I was in college I lived in the dorm but that was only because of the fact that my college was over an hour away from home. That said, I don't think that I learned to be responsible from living in the dorm. I think that the majority of my maturity came from after I was in college and I actually had to start living life as an adult. So with all of that in mind, I don't think that living in a dorm or hostel is important for one to responsible and mature.
• India
5 Feb 10
ye abhi its very imp to give your one year in hostel.its really creates confidence and maturity
@saphrina (31738)
• South Africa
4 Feb 10
I think it is good to be in a hostel, as you can interact with your friends on a daily basis, but to live at home and study is good as well. It is always your choice. Do whatever makes you feel happy and comfortable. Maturity is not really the issue as you are as mature as you feel.
@jaiho2009 (38989)
• Philippines
4 Feb 10
hello abhi, I spend my high school(8th-10th standard) at boarding school. And,it really help me developed some of my ability...and being independent too. Living far from our family and on our own build our self confidence and also help us to grow more matured. Especially when it comes to decision making...it helps me a lot. It makes me more confident and also makes me a better me. But,i can't say it happens the same thing with other person. i guess,it depends on each individual. Some people really grow matured at early age,and some are not. Living alone help others to build self confidence,but not for other person.
@vandana7 (72375)
• India
4 Feb 10
Hi abhi, I have been in hostels for better part of my life. Let me assure you, I am the most immature, most irresponsible, most ill-behaved, most short-tempered, most lazy and most whatever you'd like to condemn. he he. The only good thing I can think of. You become brave enough to face life. You see many people, you learn, and you learn how to outsmart others at times - especially the matrons and teachers. he he. Other than that, I think hostel life is not for everybody. If you are sentimental type of person, then it is most certainly not for you.
• India
4 Feb 10
I think that many times we need to realize few things which is not very often possible in family, BUT that does not mean we have to go to hostel. Family should understand the privacy of an individual and give enough space to all so that they do not feel any problem being at home. Being parents we tend to take many things granted about kids. Timely monitoring and guide is enough for anyone, not necessarily one need to go to hostel to be responsible.