Umm college has been a really long life lesson. An eye opener. Sure it’s the best four years of your life and you’ll have a lot of fun, but then again who doesn’t.
For me, college was more about becoming independent and adapting to a new society. I was very sheltered back in India. And then I was thrown halfway across the world into a country where they spell aluminium and colour wrong. Today I can actually deal with my shit without going to my parents for literally everything. To give you an idea of just how pathetic I was before college, I didn’t care to make my own bed and clean my room (my maids did it), I didn’t know how to do my laundry, I refrained from walking into the kitchen to even get myself a glass of water (I would yell for my maid to get it), I sure as fuck didn’t know how to cook, and I was horrible at managing money. Not that I’m a spendthrift but still.
Apart from that, I’ve just been exposed to so much after coming here. If you’ve lived in India all your life like I have, you know the shortcomings of our society. There’s so much censorship, there are so many close-minded fucks and you just don’t have this kind of a college community where you can openly discuss everything under the sun. That’s what I got here. Different cultures, different groups, different individuals, different issues, and different viewpoints. And I have received as much if not more education outside the classroom than I have in it.
I’m more tolerant and more informed.
And lastly, the people in this country love to talk. Small talk is an art that they have perfected. And they find even the most boring shit interesting.
For an introvert like me who couldn’t make small talk even if someone held a gun to my dick, the whole culture of talking so much was frightening at first. But it helped. I’ve become better at communicating and expressing myself in a group. I’m a lot less shy. And that’s a good thing, right?
Yea I’m planning to pitch NBC a story of my life haha. Let’s see if they’ll take me up on that.
And you’re thinking…”Man I hope this guy doesn’t guess which blog I’m running”
Lol yea there’s almost no chance of me ending up in Australia for quite some time. Need me some money to travel
Nothing much man! How are you?
A regional thing? Rebel causes. You sound so badass! Forgive me if I sound stupid. Can’t help it at this point.
And the walls of an institution aren’t meant to satisfy us. I’m pretty sure my parents wasted a lot of money on my four years of education. And I’m pretty sure that a year’s worth of work in the field will teach me more than I’ve learnt all this while. But whatever, I have the seal of approval from society. Now, the indian uncles and aunties can’t say shit to me….Except make fun of me because I can’t read their minds. Because that’s what they expect psychology majors to do.
Oh and I’m majoring in psych and econ. And going to grad school for television and film.
Well I don’t study in the city if that’s where you saw this doppleganger of mine haha. I do study at Syracuse University which is in upstate NY