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At this point in my college career (almost a Senior) I am so ready to move on with my life. Graduating from college couldn’t be a more exciting milestone.

I have endured 3 years of classes that for the most part did not interest me. What I mean by that is the majority of the classes I have taken were forced upon me. I am a Marketing major who is only interested in learning about marketing and business. Why in the world do I need to know about trigonometry? That’s beside the point. What I’m saying is that most of my classmates are always trying to figure ways to stay in school so they can “live it up.”

I don’t understand that mentality. That is why I am writing this post. I want to discuss why some college students are stoked about graduating from college and entering the real world while some are satisfied with the college lifestyle.

Ready, Set, Run in Place!

Why do we attend college? Is it because “that’s what we are supposed to do?” Is it because our parents made us? I always thought of attending college as a means to an end. I chose to work my way through school to graduate without any debt, have work experience and be able to get a job (hopefully). Maybe that is why the idea of trying to stay in school because it’s a fun lifestyle doesn’t jive with me. It’s like running in place for years with no desire to get to the light at the end of the tunnel. Maybe that’s just it. Maybe some students entered college never really caring about the outcome. Rather, they are happy cruising along in idle soaking up the sun.

Exploding Off the Blocks

The opposite mentality is to explode off the block as fast as possible. Being ready for your future the day you are handed your diploma. This is the American way and one I identify with. What’s the point of paying for school if you don’t intend to get the most out of it or even use it for a better future? This is not to say I don’t have my fair share of fun in school. I go to all of the same parties as everyone else. I just don’t do it at the expense of my work (in and out of school). I feel ready to get my diploma and take on the real world. Even the challenge of getting a job in today’s economic climate. I yearn for the opportunity to compete. This is why I do not understand the opposite mindset.

I would love to hear arguments on both sides about this graduating from college debate. Please leave your comments below for or against my stance!


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