If you are in high school, you will hear all the time that your college years will be the best years of your life. I know for a fact that's what I heard. Let me just tell you a little something, it's just a big old rumor. I am in my sophomore year of college and it hasn't been all that bad, but if these are the best years then, wow, life is going to be brutal.
I was excited to go to college to be in a new environment and routine. However, I was not excited to leave all of my friends, which I completely moved away from. That could have been a major factor contributing to these not being the best years of my life. I have made great friends in college, though, which is what makes the whole thing tolerable.
Maybe people say they are going to be the best years of your life because of the memories you will make. There are plenty of opportunities to make lasting memories, but are those really the memories that you want to consider the best ones you've ever had? If you do, I cannot relate. I hope to make even better memories in the life I have ahead of me. People could possibly mean that these are going to be the best years of your life that happened consecutively, which is plausible. Although, that would be a really weird thing to say.
So, if you're feeling like you're doing college wrong because you aren't having as much fun as they say you should, don't worry. You aren't in your prime yet, you'll get there. Focus on that studying to get a degree. When you're making big bucks with all the things you stressed over in college, you are going to make tons of memories with the people you love. I'll be honest, I know fully well that the best years of my life are going to occur after college. Not to call people out, but if college is or was the best years of your life, are you really living life right?