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Why do so many make out like university is so wonderful? Yes many professions need a degree but university environment is detrimental to?

many people. It was awful for me and set me on a downward spiral. The hateful professors, the artificially created stress, the whole environment was just unhealthy! It harmed my physical and mental health. I didn't really need to go but I thought I did because adults kept preaching how "needed" and "wonderful" it was. Bullsh!t! Plus add insult to injury it left me in serious debt.

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    I never could understand why people bought into that either. I think it depends on each person. There are those who have a solid plan for their life, and know what they need to do to get that done, and have no problem with university and all it entails. I was never one for that life. First off, I could not afford it, and would not see my parents put under a huge financial strain to get me through, even though I know they would have done it for me, if I had asked. I also really never saw the need to spend that much time learning things that would not benefit me, just to get to the place where I would actually be getting the training for the career I wanted. This foolishness about the first year just getting a bachelor's degree is a total waste to me. When I finally had the money, I went to community college. I was very happy with that decision, I graduated with very high marks and got a job I love. It only took me two years, and truthfully, I enjoyed every minute.

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  • I never could understand why people bought into that either. I think it depends on each person. There are those who have a solid plan for their life, and know what they need to do to get that done, and have no problem with university and all it entails. I was never one for that life. First off, I could not afford it, and would not see my parents put under a huge financial strain to get me through, even though I know they would have done it for me, if I had asked. I also really never saw the need to spend that much time learning things that would not benefit me, just to get to the place where I would actually be getting the training for the career I wanted. This foolishness about the first year just getting a bachelor's degree is a total waste to me. When I finally had the money, I went to community college. I was very happy with that decision, I graduated with very high marks and got a job I love. It only took me two years, and truthfully, I enjoyed every minute.

    ♥Sweetness♥ 3 months ago 3 1
  • The "university experience" is not for everyone.  I certainly hope you learned to remove yourself from an uncomfortable situation - especially when there is no requirement to be there.  YOU could have withdrawn at any point, or refused to agree to student loans at any point, so unless you are/were a child genius who attended college as a young teen, I simply fail to understand why you failed to jump off the downward spiral prior to hitting bottom.  Most young adults CAN recognize a bad situation.  Life is about choices, and sometimes a few wrong ones lead a person to see that they are capable of choosing the right ones for them.  

    D 3 months ago 0 0
  • See a shrink, Pricilla, and stop posting your moaning rants here. They are merely indicative of the mental-health problems that made it impossible for you to take full advantage of the opportunities and offerings of a university. 

    The problem was you, not the university, quite clearly.

    Changing your name and the picture you use doesn't alter that.

    Lili 3 months ago 1 2
  • Because it makes money. Some professors earn huge salaries for doing the same amount of work as the average person.

    Universities generate huge foreign currency revenue from international students. The household debt from universities (in the US/UK/AUS) generates profit for the business sector as a whole.

    cool 3 months ago 2 1
  • You didn’t handle it well. Many student get through four years of university life  just fine.  This is a rant. Not really a question here. 

    drip 3 months ago 2 2
  • Going to college, choice of major, etc, was your choice. Your experience in school is what YOU make of it. Stop whining.

    ibu guru 3 months ago 2 1
  • It's not wonderful for everyone, but when we're at college age, we tend to channel our parents thinking. Eventually, we can learn to think for ourselves and go on with our lives. I guess that's what you're doing. Congratulations. It means that things will get better for you.

    Onlooker 3 months ago 2 1
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