A Reflection on “College” Students

If you’re looking to take the easy way in life, why are you in college?

College is not easy. Anyone who says it is obviously hasn’t been, not to mention when you try balancing extracurriculars, jobs, and a social life along with it. So if you’re looking for a walk in the park, the college life is not for you; college is more like a jog on a never-ending path.

If you don’t feel like doing the work, why are you in college?

Lately, I have noticed a lot of students slacking on their assignments just because they haven’t felt like doing them. I am definitely not one to deny ever procrastinating, but seriously, waiting until the last minute every time when it is past acceptable or worse, not turning in the work at all just because you don’t feel like it, what’s the point of that? It only leaves a negative impact, on yourself but also on other students that may have relied on you for the assignment.

If you don’t care about anyone but yourself, why are you in college?

This one may seem odd, but the attitude displayed affects those around you. Your participation may very well help someone else in the class struggling to find an answer, or possibly save them if they missed the fact in an assigned reading. Doing your part in a group project helps the whole group succeed. Submitting assignments on time prevents professors from feeling bad for marking down a ‘late’ on your overall grade.

If you’re just overall disrespectful, why are you in college?

Grow. Up.


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