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Top 10 Things that College Taught Us About Life

Adam Starr

December 09, 2009

10. Breaking Up



In many ways, college, like breaking up is about starting over. College is about change, about leaving your comfort zone, exiting the nest, redefining your environment, learning new skills, meeting new people, building new relationships. Breaking up, in college as in life is a catalyst that engenders the novel over the mundane. In both circumstances you will be constantly forced to try new things, to learn new skills, to move to new cities, countries, and towns. Like breaking up with a familiar and comfortable past, it isn’t always easy to do, sometimes it is your choice, your initiative, other times it is not. One day you’ll be typing away at your desk and checking your fantasy football scores and the next you’ll be giving your key card to the HR lady. Sometimes you aren’t that into work and sometimes work is just not that into you, either way, occasional breakups are inevitable.

College teaches us to be adaptable. To rebound quickly on and off the intramural court. College, like breakups remind us that it is perfectly normal to go from we to me, from popular to alone, from expert to novice. When you move away from home you breakup with your childhood. When you graduate, you breakup with the schedules and rhythms of the classroom. Congratulations, you made it to graduation, you don’t know everything yet but you know where to find it and you know that it’s okay to learn as you go. And speaking of starting that entry-level career… have you applied here lately?

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    jkojoher

    over 3 years ago

    2 comments

    7th line : wrong use of the word 'Than' - need to correct to 'Then'

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    Frank_Ball

    about 4 years ago

    19756 comments

    Please keep your comments on topic to the article -- Any comments posted with embedded links leading to questionable infected sites outside MonsterCollege will be removed and the poster's account will be banned from MonsterCollege. Thank you.

  • Belushicollege

    editor

    about 5 years ago

    396 comments

    Play nice you two.

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    Jonny_Utah

    about 5 years ago

    232 comments

    @cmacres, I don't know what you are talking about, I think this is really on target- perhaps you were attempting some kind of irony? Either way, it didn't work friend.

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    cmacres

    about 5 years ago

    4 comments

    "Proper dorm etiquette will prepare you for your first real job where you will spend most of your time in small spaces with a variety of people."

    I have no idea what you're talking about. Sharing cramped quarters with highly INTERESTING individuals is my favorite thing ever. A dream come true, really.

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    Mr_College

    about 5 years ago

    282 comments

    Thanks Jess~

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    Unaccredited Cate

    about 5 years ago

    These are all dead-on. This is a valuable lesson for anyone still in school, or for those of us that have been out for some time!

  • Belushicollege

    editor

    about 5 years ago

    396 comments

    Agreed...