College is absolutely fun. Parties, sporting events, time out with friends- I love it all. But honestly, I don't see how its any easier than "living in the real world." Sure, some people have jobs Monday through Friday from 9 to 5, and its stressful and a lot of work. But I have school every day, including weekends, and when I get home from class I have more schoolwork to do. There's hardly a day when I'm not stressed about an upcoming assignment or exam. Most people that have careers get to leave their work at work, and can enjoy themselves when they're off. But college students….we're always doing work. On top of all of the school work, I, like many other college students, have a job as well. So on top of lectures, assignments, and exams, I also hold a job. It can be crazy and stressful, and I often feel like I don't have any time to just relax.
I think that there's a huge misconception out there that college kids don't have bills. Whenever people throw out that "stay in college forever…you don't have to worry about adult problems" crap, I don't think they consider the fact that college students have bills, too. I pay rent for my apartment, electricity, groceries, gas for my car, and school related expenses too. Not to mentions school itself is ridiculously expensive. Plus, there are some students that have even more responsibilities than that. I would say that that's pretty relatable to the "adult problems" that people think we don't have to deal with. There's also the stress of figuring out what you're going to do once you graduate. It can be pretty scary and stressful when you're not sure where you'll be living or what you'll be doing within the next year or so.
What I'm basically trying to say is that college students do not get the credit they deserve. I understand that once you graduate you have more responsibilities. You have to completely support yourself, balance a job, bills, and possibly a family. All I'm trying to get across is that as students, we have responsibilities too. We know what its like to have to pay bills. We know what its like to be stressed and overwhelmed from work. It's not all sunshine and rainbows over in collegeville. We understand "real world" problems, and I think that most of us do a pretty damn good job considering were only in our early 20's (or younger).
What're your opinions? Do you agree? Or do you think that there's a huge difference between college life and "the real world?"