Is College A Waste Of Time? Essay

1297 Words Jan 15th, 2016 6 Pages
I think I had always known what I really wanted to study but was quick to dismiss it in favor of a more “respected” major. I heard the horror stories of not being able to find a job after graduating or how the social sciences would be a waste of time and money according to some sources. So, I went through two years of horrible hell, I sat through more science and math classes than I should have. Finally, the summer before commencing my junior year, I had taken a math class over the summer. It was then that I decided that not only was I dreading taking all these math and science classes, I was not enjoying my college experience to say the very least. College is supposed to be a time of self-realization, independence and to some extent fun, right? I mean, to a certain extent yes, one can loathe their classes while in the moment, but at the end of the day, you know you are where you need to be. I, on the other hand, did not feel this way at all: not about my classes, and most definitely not about my major. I knew that I was not happy being miserable in every single class I took. At the same time, the more I looked into medical schools, I realized that maybe my plan to go into the medical field was not going to come to pass. I looked to the future and I wondered if it would be worth it. I started off my sophomore year as a biology major, and by the end of summer, and before the start of my junior year, I decided to switch my declared major. The thought of doing anything but…

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