Never Underestimate a College Student

There’s this stereotype that students are always broke, lazy, and cheap.


When it comes to taking 13+ credits a semester along with balancing a social life, work, bills, possibly a family (single even), there’s good reason for it, but in reality, we are probably the hardest individuals in this world and rich in knowledge.

Students are always thinking of creative ways to finish their work quick and efficiently.

Students stay up until 3 o’clock in the morning to finish a paper before a 9 o’clock exam.

Students are always told they need to have a minimum GPA of 2.5, but are told they need to have at least a GPA of 3.3 or they won’t even be considered.

Students are told just to do get the work done, but it’s hard when you’re battling depression and anxiety because of all the odds against them.

Students are the most underestimated forces of nature that the general public take for granted in what they are capable of.

Let’s not forget that there are students that give a bad rep of  being party animals and plagiarizers. There are always the few exceptions. There are students who copy homework, party every other night, never show up for class and bullshit papers but let me just say this: those few rotten apples do not define the good ones. These individuals have to force students who play by the rules work even harder and longer just to prove that they are worthy.

University is truly no joke. It isn’t for everyone, but that is okay. It is stressful, draining, expensive, and naggy. University is a labyrinth of obstacles and also a joke.

The educational system needs to change for the better where it doesn’t measure how well you do on tests, but how well you tackle real life situations within a specified field. We shouldn’t focus too hard on how many A’s we receive or who retains the most facts, but by how well be bounce back and get up after being metaphorically beaten down to the pulp.

If you’re a student and you’re reading this, you CAN do this and you WILL succeed. If you’re a student who’s just starting out in college, it’s okay if you decide it just isn’t for you. You can always try again in the future. As long as you strive to better yourself inside and outside, that is still better than having no degree than someone who doesn’t step out of their comfort zone in their entire life.


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