Ah, college. Good times, good times. Am I right? Now, most of us have had our moments during our stay in our respective alma mater. So what were your college years like? Where they all about:
1. Late nights of Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll!
2. Late nights of Papers, Books, and Study Groups!
If your years were more of the first choice I stated; “High Five, bro!” You must have been one heck of the frat guy, huh? Toga parties and wild nights, for sure!
“Oh, by the way, don’t forget that I don’t like onions on my burgers, buddy.” You sure know how to grill burgers like a pro! A real up and comer; McDonald’s gain, I’m sure.
Now, if you were more of the second type, constantly burning the midnight oil, toiling away and burying yourself in never ending deadlines of term papers, math equations, and practically having the library be your second home – Wow! You must have been one boring guy, eh? People must have called you things like: “Geek! Nerd! Dork!”
You must be having the time of your life working for NASA; or maybe you have had the honor to have had a meteor named after you, hmm?
HOW TO SUCCEED IN COLLEGE AND HAVE A GOOD TIME ISN’T HARD TO FIGURE OUT!
Come on, man. Haven’t you ever heard of the word – RESPONSIBILITY?
“Is your future really that unimportant to you pot heads and booze lovers?”
“How about the here and now, you book worms?”
I went to college just like any normal person. I had a great run of four years. I broke hearts, I got my heart broken. I went to ball games. I went to parties. I made new friends and opened up my mind to a world of different cultures.
I had a great time. Really.
One thing that I NEVER FORGOT TO DO nor NEGLECTED was to go to class and finding time to at least do the S word at least once a day; sometimes even twice if I was up to it.
Get your mind out of the gutter, kids. S as in I always found time to STUDY!
Work – Life balance.
That’s the real secret to success. That is how you approach college. Whoever said that we can’t have our cake and eat it too, must have been one bitter little man. College isn’t as hard as you may think. Go to class. Listen in class. Take down notes. Study them later on. Do your own papers, thesis and/or dissertation.
That’s what I did. I went to class, studied, even went to parties and dated women gullible enough to go out with me. That’s the normal way to tackle four years in university. That’s how you earn your degree, and land a good job. Maybe you’ll even meet your future wife in one of your major classes!
That my dear readers, is how you measure success. Being in your 30’s, having a good paying job and great family to go home to. Happiness, who doesn’t want that?
Or would you rather be that person I often will scream at in some drive-thru window to, “Hurry it up with my order of French Fries”?