I'm the definition of a poor college student and I can't imagine life being much harder than it is now. All I have is my youth while trying balance working to pay rent, tuition, books, and feed myself with school. I was talking to a coworker where I work and she told me college was the hardest part of her life and that working a 9 to 5 having money is easier. Then when I tell other people this they laugh and say the working world is so hard and these little struggles are nothing. I don't hate college in fact I love partying and nothing like the 2 dollar drinks and downtown life every Thursday and Saturday after work and class to destress. But if college is easier than a real job and family I might just give up now and be a screw up cause I'm scared.
What's more stressful college or the real world?
What Girls Said 4
Broke college student? But I think it's more stressful to be a genuinely poor college student vs one that mom and dad aren't giving loads of money to. There's a difference in having a plan to fall back on and not having the money to fail. I'm not saying that you are one or the other, but I am saying there's a real discrepancy in stress.
That being said, I'm in college too. College can be what you want it to be, but this is only true to an extent. With a full course load of difficult classes, even the brightest is bound to get bogged down in assignments. I'm currently studying to become a vet, so school isn't terrible. But sometimes during the semester the stars align in just that special way so that everything important is due in the same week. Next semester will be more difficult because I'm taking 3 science courses on top of a labor intensive techniques class, but I will survive. Now, vet school is way more hard. It's living and breathing and demonstrating everything.
I think vet school is more stressful than the average person's life.
That being said, some people have it really rough and must work really hard to provide for kids, husbands/wives, or sick parents. In those cases, it's more than a grade or rent (which I also have to pay for) but it's someone's quality of life, if they go hungry or not, if they are cold or not.
So, I'm going to say this is definitely more stressful than that, because everyone's experience is different and there are millions of people going through the most stressful times in their lives.0
I think college is more stressful. For my Judaism course, we had to memorize 60 pages every semester and for my introduction to religious studies course, I had to memorize 200 pages every 4 months. For my introduction to psychology course, I had to memorize 300 pages.0
The real world by far1
The real world is more stressful for me, but college has its moments. Work is more more difficult than school - and I was in the honors program. I kind of fizzled in the starting a family department, so I sit at home when I once had dozens of friends.
But other people say they're a really good fit in their job and enjoy it. They meet their spouses and have rich relationships, have kids - which is stressful but super rewarding and other things that are very fulfilling.
I'm a bad example because I have some other issues, but I will say to start making effort now to really figuring out what you find fulfilling and satisfying and working to maintain it instead of just letting life push you where it will.0
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What Guys Said 7
It depends on what you go into an what you studied I suppose. I am a liberal arts student, getting my masters in history, I intend to be a teacher. I have sailed right through university, no problems at all. I think teaching will be incredibly hard and stressful by comparison. plus, real problems and no more blankets to fall on to.0
I feel like it all depends on what you do in the future and what your situation is like. I work in accounts payable/receivable, I graduated with a BA in accounting. I have to say, these past couple of years out of college have probably been the easiest in my life. Yeah sure, I can't go out during the week as much and I have a more rigid schedule, but my job is way easy and I have a very low cost of living for a pretty good apartment. I'm sure it'll get harder down the road, but the point is maybe if I had a tougher job I would say college was easier.0
I think the real world but having money is a big bonus1
Real world with out a doubt.1
The real world.0
College because it's also the real world. You get into debt. Your credit score gets affected. You have to do everything in real life as well as do well on your classes. I say college is harder.0
The real world indeed0
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