Getting out of your parents’ house to somewhere with like-minded people is a wonderful experience. You’re young and free and all you need to do is study and be young and free. Sure, there are online colleges where you can study, but nothing compares to the college experience. We learn many things in college, some that will stick to us forever and others, we’ll forget and need to learn again, but college is the time in our lives when we learn the most… about things that matter, things that don’t, about people and most importantly, about ourselves. We’ve got 10 great things we learned in college to share with you! Enjoy!
10. Nighttime is Not for Sleeping
Back when you lived with your mom and dad, you had lights-out. You still remember that one night when they weren’t at home and you stayed up all night doing God knows what. Well, in college you learn that nighttime is for studying, drinking, eating, going out, kissing, cleaning, laughing, watching movies and much, much more. The great thing about it is that your body is still young and can deal with being tired much better than it does when you’re 30. So enjoy nighttime, you’re going to miss it when college is over.
9. You’ll Forget Much of the Information You Learn in College
That’s something you learn in college. The moment you’re taught all those things, you know you’re not going to remember all of it… not even half of it. You don’t have to be a 25 year old college graduate to know that you’re going to forget much of what college teaches you. So try to focus on a few subjects that are dear to your heart.
8. SDTs Don’t Show on Someone’s Face…
… not the majority of them, anyway. So, if there is only one piece of advice that a college student needs is to wear protection. Have all the fun in the world, but be smart about it. A moment of carelessness can turn a smile upside down. The majority of SDTs have a cure, but the ones that don’t will ruin your life. Use condoms!
7. Working During College is Iffy
Students need money. Truer words have never been spoken. If you try to work during college, stick to small jobs with flexible hours. Know that if you do work, you won’t have a pile of money and you will have less time to spend it. Don’t attempt to get a full time job, you know well how that’s going to play out.
6. You Will Gain Weight…
… and you will lose it. The famous freshman 15 can be 20 or 25, you need to relax about it and not let it get you down too much. It’s because your schedule is different from what you’ve gotten used to at your parents’ house and your body is trying to process the pizza while sleeping. That doesn’t go too well, usually.
5. Crushes on Teachers Will Lead Nowhere
Out of all the things we learned in college this one is probably the saddest. You will have a crush on one of your teachers and you will imagine yourself giving foot massages and carrying babies and living happily ever after, but it’s not going to happen. So just stick to day dreaming and focus your attention on what the person is saying in class and not how gorgeous they look in those jeans.
4. You Will Grow Apart from High School Friends
Unfortunately, college will teach you that you will grow apart from your high school friends. Mostly, it’s because you’re busy and you’re discovering new and fascinating things and people. But if your high school friends are worth keeping, you will go back to them or they will come to you… just give it time.
3. You Will Find Love… Again and Again
Falling in love in college is easy and it is going to happen to you… over and over again. Don’t worry, that’s OK. Just make sure you’re aware of everything around you and don’t ignore your friends when you’re head over heels in love. It usually happens when one discovers a new and fun toy to play with.
2. Free Booze Must Be All Ingested
It’s something you learn in college that will pretty much remain with you for the rest of your life. Whenever you see free booze, whenever you are near free booze, it must (I stress, MUST) be ingested. If you learn this thing early on, it will help you later in life, at office parties, house warming get-togethers and other gatherings. You will also be perceived as an alcoholic, but who cares, right? Free booze!
1. Weird Food Combinations are OK
… until they aren’t. College is a magical time when a person’s stomach is the strongest it will ever be. You can eat tacos and spicy pizza at 2AM and be perfectly fine in the morning. Attempt to do that at 28 and you will die a slow and painful death. If you’re still in college, all I can say to you is to enjoy this magical time because it will go away, never to return again. Don’t be kind to your stomach, you’re not going to save it.
Did you enjoy our things we learned in college? What other things did you learn in college? Care to share with us?