A few weeks ago the bruvs were in the “spotlight” of the Mac Weekly, which is a section of the student newspaper where seniors (or more commonly now, a group of seniors) are interviewed. One of the questions we were asked was “if you could go back and tell your first year self one thing, what would it be?”
My answer is/was twofold: first, don’t try to get your math and science requirements out of the way in your first year. It will fuck up your GPA, your study habits, and your sense of intelligence. And the road to recovery will be an uphill battle that will last at least three years. Second, don’t pull all nighters just because you can. It is almost never worth it. And the road to recovery will be an uphill battle that will last at least three years.
Seriously, if there is one thing I have learned in college (and we all know it was NOT math or science), it is this: If it is late, and you are tired, go to sleep. You write like crap when you are sleep-deprived, and everyone suffers, especially you.
Which is why I am not going to stay up to finish this final reflection paper on a class that has mostly made me uncomfortable (which admittedly may have made me a better person), with a professor who mostly made me feel like crap (which most certainly did NOT make me a better person).
And yes, I am still angry.