This won’t be the last time someone says this but as a person who has been in school for what seems like ages, I have to say it: I hate school. No, I am not saying I hate this institution that is my home; I just hate the idea of school. The assignments seem never to stop and the countless hours in the library that never cease. This is just a common rant on how tired I am of school.
At the beginning of every semester, it seems like each class is going to be slow paced and there isn’t a lot of work to be done. This is a pack of lies. Your professor might go over the syllabus with you once but it is your responsibility to keep on top of your assignments, and there is always a part of the semester where all the assignments seem to be due around the same time.
Most of us are saying, “Where is my break?” Have no fear, spring break is here! Oh but wait, how many of your professors told you to read or do a project or paper over break? A lot of you right? Where is the real break in that? Nowhere, I tell you!
Some of you are wondering “Why do I come to college?” Was it because I want to be successful? Yes, in some cases, you have to better yourself because in certain fields of study and work it is becoming more competitive. Was it because I want to make money? The answer to this question is that you don’t have to be in school to make money. Dr. Stephen Hock once told me that if you want to make money, you can earn by being a plumber or anything.
Look, we might complain about all we have to do each class and how we spend so much time on homework and projects but be thankful. It may be expensive and time consuming but people around the world dream about an opportunity to become better educated, let alone college.
I appreciate all the steps I have taken to get to this point in my education and all the lessons I have learned, however I still don’t like it.
Don’t worry, the semester is coming to a close soon and all you will have to do is enjoy it.