4. You need your college years to explore and find yourself. College is a time to figure out what you do and don’t like, experiment, find out what you want to be. It’s an important phase in your development.
This is the most truthful of the misconceptions — for a lot of people, this is really what college is about. I hold no harsh judgment of people for this. But you can do all of that exploration outside of college — arguably better.
I’ve traveled, explored new cities, drunk wine late at night and talked about the deepest elements of human existence, slept on floors, slept on couches, listened to other peoples’ music, explored ideas, listened to fascinating lectures, gone to conferences, worked different kinds of jobs, made art.
I don’t think I’m missing out on the exploration factor — exploration either of the world, or ideas, or myself. And without college to limit me, I can go anywhere I want, do anything I please, and not have to adhere to a school’s requirements and standards.
It’s been great. I’d highly recommend it.
5. You’ll regret not going.
Never been true for even a moment.
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