A lot of us have seen those numerous films and television shows which give the rosiest picture about college life. But for all those who believe, that life is all fun and games once you come into college, sorry to burst your bubble, and let me tell you that it’s not.Thanks to all the crap I grew up watching, half my school life I thought that when I go to college, whenever I fight with my best friend, it’ll be the talk of town; someday there’ll be a gang war just for me; or at least that there’ll be a coordinated dance sequence and song for every changing emotion of mine. Sadly, none of this ever happened.
Here are some of the popular myths about college and the reality:
Myth 1: College life is all song and dance. There is a NO studying to do and nothing to worry about.
Busted: There is a LOT to worry about; exams, attendance, results, assignments, attendance, schedules, classes, ATTENDANCE.. etc..
Myth 2: Bunking classes never results in consequences
Busted: If you keep bunking classes and get carried away, you CAN be thrown out!
Myth 3: If you keep failing in college you’re a stud.
Busted: If you keep failing in college you WILL be thrown out!
Myth 4: There are hoards of guys standing outside girls’ colleges to ‘bird-watch’.
Busted: Whoever stated this nonsense, can you please tell me where all these guys are? I myself am dying to see this happen.
Myth 5: College fests are in fact extended parties and excuses to flirt around. (and a song follows)
Busted: They are NOT.
Myth 6: People come to college ONLY to find a boyfriend/girlfriend.
Busted: Then what are dating sites for???
Myth 7: All teachers (especially the principal) are maniacs. Plus at the most there are just about two teachers- a good one (read: hot one) and a bad one (read: old one).
Busted: Teachers in fact are sometimes more sane than students. And there are more than 100 teachers in even the smallest colleges.
Myth 8: Gang wars!
Busted: Hell no!
Myth 9: The hot Chemistry teacher.
Busted: Chemistry is not even an isolated subject in college!
Myth 10: People spend hours to decide what to wear and to dress up before college, and end up looking like a decked up Christmas tree every single day.
Busted: Well, lets just say that does not happen. And if you are one of those who does it and is reading this, then it’s high time you get a life.
And as for Mr. Creator of films on college, Mr. Creator of the utterly nonsensical college and school dramas, and all the likes, for once please put some reality into what you make.