Many wise men call our generation confused, but when I look around I find many focused and driven individuals striving for that ever-eluding goal that is success! They know the end they wish to reach but may have only vague ideas of what would be exactly expected of them in the future. I have been in college for nearly three months but do I have a clear-cut concept of what I would want to do in the future? Sadly no! Science had been the obvious choice in plus 2 level- a whirlwind of tuition, exams and entrance exams landed me where I am!
I have been in college for less than a semester and here’s what I have learnt- we work hard but that’s reserved for only the week before the semester exams. We want to have a good time, we share common passions. Chiefly addas and lazing around! But jokes apart most of my classmates are good students, with dreams of becoming successful in life.
Things I learnt in college:
That I would go to a party the night before an exam.
That you could know everything and fail a test.
That you can know nothing an ace a test.
That the guy who asks the most number of questions during the lecture never tops.
That the guy, who always sat quietly, lost in his own dreams, would actually become the branch topper.
That a practical file is never complete without infinite number of red marks left by your teacher.
That one student never fails the practical, either the whole row passes or the whole row fails.
That sitting in the class is equivalent to bunking the class.
That college is the place where we take a break in our lives, between the discipline of school and responsibilities of life thereafter.
That most of my education would be obtained outside of my classroom.
That I would be one of those people my parents warned me about.
That driving above 100 kmph is ok if you are going with your friends to watch a movie, but we should never break the traffic rules if we are late for the class, because it is “better late than never”.
That everyday is a good day if it is not a weekday.
That Sunday is a figment of the world’s imagination.
That a day is not complete without wasting atleast an hour in the mech cafeteria.
That you never enter a lecture if you are not fifteen minutes late, because the teacher needs sometime to settle down.
That the last fifteen minutes of the lecture is strictly meant for attendance taking, and under no circumstances will any teacher be allowed to break this tradition.
That you never respond the first time your name is called during attendance, that might give your teacher the idea that he is the most important person in class.
That no matter how slowly the teacher takes the attendance, there will always be students who will go to him at the end to say that they forgot to mark present.
That attendance is the most important thing in college, because marks are something that everybody can get.
That the guy who is the most ignorable personality in the class always has the highest percentage of attendance, because he gets the most proxies.
That physics is really chemistry and chemistry is really maths.
That if you are a guy and you have a friend, who has got hostel, then you are entitled to free food and lodgings too, on his account of course.
That every fest has to be attended whether it is of our college or not.
That no matter how long the article, we will read it, cause it is always better to read non- technical stuff, than open the course books before it is only 14 hours remaining for the final exams.