shoutout to all the other ex-gifted & talented/honor student/straight a/senior editor/star student/99th percentile/once-creative burn-outs who have, since high school, realized they are truly miniscule fish in a giant, endless ocean, criticized themselves to the point of creative paralysis, and participated in so much self-sabotage they no longer see the point of doing anything at all because they’re just going to ruin it for themselves anyway
this one’s for you
I have six more finals.
And I already had my French final so these finals are just for my other three classes.
Rest in pieces me.
So we went out to dinner and decided to get some tapas. Problem is is that tapas in DC are SUPER expensive. We spent $85 on the five smallest plates of food I’ve ever seen in my life. Naturally we were still hungry, so we went to the McDonald’s down the street.
WHEN I GET BACK TO CAMPUS AND SEE MY ROOMMATE AGAIN
Said no one ever.
This is so true that it’s not even funny.
After a certain point, education just becomes cramming, getting the grade, then forgetting everything you just learned.
It’s sad though, because if you want to “get a real job” you have to go to college, which puts you in debt, then you have to work for the rest of your life paying off that debt.
We’re spending the best times of our lives stuck indoors studying all day when we could be out traveling the world learning much more than what our textbooks have to offer us.
Russian Roulette: I’m tumbling in class and I’m not in the back row.
The best thing you can do over the next 4 years is try and become as interesting as possible. Keep riding your bike, read a lot of books (a lot), try and speak another language and live outside the country, drink beer, sleep with people, chase experiences and collect stories.
College is not about learning a craft, it is about learning how to think. You will be disappointed when you get older. You will find this world is full of people too afraid or ill-equipped to think for themselves; they huddle in corners holding signs they don’t understand and jobs they don’t want. Don’t do that. Promise me you won’t. There are brave and brillant people changing this world and it has nothing to do with where they went to college.