I thought going back to school might give me more to write about on this here site o’ mine, and that is probably correct, but I kinda feel like I have less time to spend saying it. Oh well, let us see if I can’t bang out a post before I have to go to work…
I’ve got homework and tests and stuff now. This is the stuff I hate about school. I love being there and learning stuff. I could happily be sitting in lectures and such all day, but the second I have to start proving to them that I am learning, I start to take umbrage. I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before on the site, but I really find that the amount of time I have to spend proving to them that I am learning cuts into the actual amount of learning I do. It’s annoying. I will try, but I won’t enjoy it.
Anyway, something I noticed: Kids these days are sick. Seriously, I don’t know if it is flu season or what, but it seems like the professors can’t get through two sentences in a row without coughing, sniffling, sneezing, or some other sound of illness. Maybe it was like this when I was a student too. Maybe it is always like this in a group of people and I am only noticing now because of how diligent I have managed to avoid groups of people for my adult life. But I can’t sit in these lectures without a constant awareness of how sickly the populace surrounding me apparently is. If I get sick this year I am blaming all these children.
His mother told him
“You should wear your tuxedo.”
So he wore that shit!
Oh hey, I also got my Learner’s Permit thing for learning to drive cars and stuff. It’s been almost half my life since the last time I drove a car, so I don’t know what to expect of me really, but hopefully I’ll learn to drive. Not because I have any actual desire to learn to drive, but because I think it is a thing I will need to know soon. Stupid society always pushing its stuff in my face. Luckily I will basically never be able to afford a car, so I don’t have to worry about that just yet.
I really find that the amount of time I have to spend proving to them that I am learning cuts into the actual amount of learning I do.
Yup, this is the downfall of university, and it’s worse the more you care about your actual grades. Man, if I could go back and just *audit* courses?
On the upside, I do believe that the older and more mature you are, the better you will really understand the material. 19-year-olds don’t have the life experience and wisdom to fully understand, for instance, why such-and-such an historical conflict really happened.
If I could take the same courses now that I took when I was an actual undergrad, I would like them far more. So try to enjoy every minute!
Auditing courses is the exact thing I would want to be doing. I’m enjoying the lectures and learning f’realz and not having to do the assignments would be such a weight off my mind, and would allow me the time to do things. But sadly, I don’t think that they give student loans for that.
You’re correct that I understand things better now. My wisdom has increased by at least +3 in all the levelling up I’ve done since my previous attempt.
My wisdom has increased by at least +3 in all the levelling up I’ve done since my previous attempt.
Exactly, it’s not the intelligence score that increases with age, it’s the wisdom…