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Good Old Days of Student Life
Ask any student and he will never complain as to the life he spent as a student, no matter how tough it was. In comparison to routine life, often time you will recall back the days you had when you were in school/college/university.
People who have gone through student life, particularly in college, will tell you how much they enjoyed their days and to date cherish those memories. On one occasion or another, we all have experienced student life; some more than other.
We have compiled a list of reasons why is it that the student life is hailed as the ‘good ol’ days’.
Definition of fun
The best part of student life is the level of joy we had, which used to be unlimited. During that time we all have played a lot of games, made friends (and frenemies), in addition to some pretty evil things.
Moreover, after school all the time we had was dedicated to playing and there would be no one to object. And the holidays used to serve as all play, no work. All in all, some priceless memories it leaves us with.
No mental pressures (of any sort)
Adult life is full of pressures that lead to chronic anxiety in individuals. Deadlines are always waiting around the corner. Not a breath goes by that is not occupied in worries. Meanwhile, while being in the capacity of students, we only had homework and we even had workarounds when we didn’t complete our homework on time.
Sure, we got punished but it was not life threatening, just part and parcel of the student life.
Carefree is how I would label the student life. Free of worldly concerns were the days. As mentioned earlier, homework or at best securing good grades were the worries that engulfed us. Meanwhile, our parents and elders worried about finances, accommodation, food and what not!
Now, from the stage in life, where I am writing the urge to go back is stronger than ever with due to a mountain of responsibilities. One can only relate to the affairs our parents and elders have to go through. But hey, we all grow up one day!
Summer vacations and winter vacations were a blast! Sure there was some homework as well or else how teachers would feel important? (LOL). The time was spent with grandparents, cousins and family to say the least. Other than that we had sleepovers at our friend’s house and munched our way to clearing levels in video games.
Today as adults, we have to make time for vacations out of our busy schedules alongside being mindful of other duties that don’t get impacted adversely. Even if you are unwell, you have to show up at work. As a student, at the slightest hint of stomach pain, we took the day off.
For a person to remain healthy, it is advisable that a person should get some 6-5 hours of sleep. In a fast paced world and the lives we lead, we seldom find time for a goodnight’s sleep. At times we are working by sitting up late in offices while on other occasions we are lying in bed thinking of future and trying to control it.
As students we had our complete sleep cycles, whereas adults require pills to put them to sleep, we only had to find our pillow and bed and there was nothing that was going to stop us from falling asleep, you bet!
Learned something every day
As students, bookworm or not, we learned something new every day. Be it on school/college premises or out on the playing field; sports or through other extra-curricular activities such as talent and debate competition.
We explored a lot as to what we want to be when we grow up and when all this is over (although, a rarity. So few end up where they actually want to be). Our interests and experiences during that time shaped our future aspirations. Unfortunately, today we can’t find time, practically for anything.
All in all, student life had everyone pamper us and mistakes were often overlooked and treated as stepping stones for future learning as opposed to today where mistakes will entail serious consequences. We were full of emotion. We shed tears and got away things. We had our first crush and made vain attempts in talking to that person. We learned to value friendships, and so on so forth.
About the Author
Ellie Watson is a professor by profession and has served write my assignment for me as authority in a multitude of educational institutions. She is a foodie and loves to blog in his leisure time. You can follow her for updates on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.