how much does life suck after college?

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  • Investment Manager in HF - Other
Sep 10, 2020 - 10:24pm

I did enjoy college, and looking back at it I wish I took advantage of all it had to offer (from education and the fun side). I had a good time, but I mostly stuck to a path and didn't explore different classes, paths, etc and didn't get outside my comfort zone as much as I could (meeting new people, etc). 
 

With that, life after college is great. Discretionary income is a wonderful thing, living in nyc is a total blast, and traveling and enjoying some of that money is fun. I've been able to meet many great people, travel the world, and do so much more than I could before. Then you can always do grad school and do it again with money. But anyway, it is a great time. 

 
  • NA in Other
Sep 10, 2020 - 11:46pm

Really depends what kind of college you're graduating from. If it's not a target then yes life will be shit

 
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Sep 11, 2020 - 12:07am

The people that claim that college is the best 4 years ever and post-college life is awful drive me insane. College is unbelievably fun. Lots of parties and drinking and nonsense (depending on where you go). If you work hard when you're in school and get a decent job you will continue to have a good time and enjoy yourself. Life is not shit when you graduate and IMO the people that think that are generally the ones who had a little too much fun in school and never took anything serious enough to set themselves up for a future. I have a lot of friends from my degenerate fraternity that are the classic "college is the best 4 years of your life" type. It is a terrible way to live.

 
Sep 11, 2020 - 9:11am

Way better after IMO. People that "miss college" are like people that "miss high school".

 
Sep 11, 2020 - 12:47pm

Post-college life can be immensely better or worse, depending on what you choose to do with it. I love post-college life but some friends would give anything to go back to college and that's primarily because they work in a shitty job that doesn't pay well, have no real hobbies and are trying too hard to live in the past.

 
Sep 11, 2020 - 5:54pm

Facts to this. Like yeah I miss seeing some of my buds every day since we all have jobs and many of them are in different cities, but that makes those times when we are all together so fun because everyone has the "fuck it, lets go nuts" mindset.

Dayman?
 
  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Sep 11, 2020 - 5:51pm

I miss freshman and sophomore year, when all it took was to get laid was to ask a chick to play rage cage. I don't miss Jr and Sr year which were spent making up for that, all about balance even if it's across all 4 years. Right now, I'm probably front loading work for a sabbatical "volunteering" for a year in a third world country on a beach to spice up the rez  before B school. 

 
Sep 11, 2020 - 5:53pm

I loved college and was loving life up until COVID. I don't think one is better or worse than the other, just very different.

Dayman?
 
  • Analyst 1 in PE - LBOs
Sep 15, 2020 - 6:30am

I hated both university and my current life, but that is more due to my antisocial personality than due to external circumstances.

 
Sep 16, 2020 - 3:25am
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