10 Questions I Have For The People Who Judge Those Of Us Who Don't Have A Job In College

10 Questions I Have For The People Who Judge Those Of Us Who Don't Have A Job In College

How can you judge us, when you don't even know everything we go through?
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How do you know exactly what our work load entails?

You claim that all we do is go to class. FALSE! Actually most of us have a lot going on. We are involved in clubs, group projects, and most of us have A LOT of homework that we do. There is a lot more to our schedules than just class.

Why do you seem to think all we do is shop?

You seem to think that all we do is shop and go out. Well some of us may, but probably most of us do not. If I go out to shop, is usually for the essentials like food and shampoo, not to buy a new sweater. And even if we do go out, what gives you the right to tell us how to spend our money or shame us for actually spending money?

Why do you just assume that we are rich?

Most students in college are poor, we live off of noodles and tap water. Money is an issue and I think most students realize that money is important and probably don't have a lot of it. Just because we don't have a job, doesn't mean our parents pay for everything.

How do you know that our parents give us money?

Again you assume that just because we don't work, means that our parents just "funnel" us money with no questions asked. Well, my parents do help out on some bills, but I can assure you, that my parents aren't just funneling me money. For most of my life, I have had to work hard for the things I had, and that hasn't changed in college. I still have to work hard and I still have to answer to my parents while they are paying part of my bills.

How do you know that we don't have work experience?

Apparently you assume that since we don't work in college, that we have never worked in our life. A lot of people work hard in the summer so they don't have to work during the school year. That is called work experience. There are also these things called unpaid internships that also count as work experience, but isn't a paying job.

Why do you assume we have free time?

Just because we don't work, doesn't mean we have ALL the time in the world. Most of us don't just lounge around watching Netflix all day. Some of us are taking a 18 and up hours of hard classes and some of us seem to live in the library doing homework. Also, some of us are involved with clubs and groups, and some of those take up a lot of time. Trust me, we don't have a ton of time for TV and hitting the clubs.

Does is matter how much sleep we get?

Students in college of busy schedules and some people don't get to bed late and some get to bed early. Honestly, I know people who work, go to school, and still get 8 hours of sleep. I also know people who are taking 20 hours and barely get 6 hours of sleep at night. Just because we don't have a job doesn't mean we don't have late nights.

Why is it any of your business if I have a job or not?

Personally, I don't have a job because I am taking 18 hours of upper level difficult classes and really don't have a lot of time for a job. Most of my nights I am doing homework and if I worked every night, I wouldn't be able to pass my classes. Some people don't have a job because they are to busy, some people don't have a job because they work in the summer so they can focus on school during the year, and some people don't have a job because maybe they just don't want to. It is not your business to question why we do or do not have a job.

Do you plan to always assume that those of us unemployed in college are lazy?

Some people in college are working hard so when they get into the work force they can be good at their job and succeed. Most people that go to college are at college to train for a career, isn't that the point of schooling? Just because we are unemployed now, doesn't mean we will always be.

Are you always going to be judgmental of those who are different than you?

I emphasize again, we are going to college to get an education so we can be a productive member of society. Just because we are unemployed does not mean we are planning to marry rich or be lazy. It seems to me, you are missing the whole point on why people go to college.

Just because we don't work doesn't mean we are rich and live off our parents, or we are gold diggers just trying to get someone to support us. Some of us don't work for various reason and you cannot judge any of us until you have walked a mile in our shoes. Some of us suffer from depression, chronic diseases, some are athletes, some take on a heavy school load, and some of us may just want to enjoy the college experience and work during the summer. You have no right to judge us and I hope you can see that we aren't all spoiled brats living off our parents.

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11 Things You Understand If You Hate Physical Contact

Please keep your hands and feet away from me at all times.
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We currently live in a world where EVERYONE LIKES TO TOUCH EACH OTHER. People enjoy hugs, high fives, tapping others on the shoulder, pokes, ect. For someone like you and me (I'm assuming you too since you clicked on this article), this is the WORST thing in the world. Whenever I think of someone touching me (even just a poke) without my permission my reaction is like Sofia Vergara in Modern Family.

I mean, when I take that love languages quiz, physical touch is always on the bottom of my preferences. So I thought to my self, you know I can't be the only person in the world that hates physical touching. So here are 11 things every person who hates physical touch will understand:


1. When people tickle you

I don't care that it's just for fun and jokes; I'm not laughing because I want to, you are literally forcing me to laugh. I hate you, get your greasy hands off of me before I make you get them off of me.


2. When people think they need to tap your shoulder to get your attention

As if simply saying "Hey" followed by my name wasn't enough. I don't need your grubby little fingers touching me. Now I'm annoyed with you before this conversation even started, what do you want?


3. When someone you barely know reaches in for a hug

I don't know who the heck you're thinking you're about to hug because it sure isn't going to be me. Hugs are reserved for people I know well and like, not you. Okay release me now, I am not enjoying this. LET ME GO.


4. When people tell you that you aren't an affectionate person

Are you aware there are ways to show my affection without constantly being all over you like a koala bear? Yes, I'm affectionate, hop off.


5. When someone is in your personal space

We could be best friends, we could be complete strangers. We could be lovers, I could hate your guts. We could be in private, we could be in public. I don't care what the situation is, if you're in my personal space uninvited GET OUT. There is no reason to be so close to me unwarranted.


6. You don't know how to comfort people

When you see an upset loved one, most people think they you should comfort then by pulling them into a long lasting hug. But, that's the kind of things that your nightmares are literally made out of. So, you stand there confused how you should comfort your friend/relative while also not sacrificing your touch moral code.


7. When people say you "look like you could use a hug"

Um no. I never could use one, get off of me. I will let you know when I want one.


8. When you're hugging someone wondering how soon you can release

Please end my suffering.


9. When you arrive at a social gathering and people rush to greet you with hugs

Let's not.

10. When you try to leave a social gathering by just waving to get out of goodbye hugs

Please no one make me hug you.


11. That one person who is allowed to hug you/touch you

This person, typically a significant other or best friend, gets to break all the "no touch" rules and we gladly accept their hugs and cuddles and public displays of affection. But only them, no one can copy them.

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12 Classics That All College Students Should Read

Reading is important — yet many people forget about books.

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These are the classics that I think all college students should read.

1. "Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger

This classic by J.D. Salinger is a staple for many high school kids. Yet, I believe college students should revisit this novel, as it's a great portrayal of adolescence.

2. "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald 

Love him or hate him, Jay Gatsby is one of literature's most recognizable characters. "The Great Gatsby" is a tragic story of a man stuck in the past, and a grim warning of the empty happiness money buys.

3. "The Time Machine" by H.G. Wells

H.G. Wells was far beyond his time. His novel, "The Time Machine," explores what would happen if time-travelling could happen. It's both an evocative and frightening tale, full of important philosophical questions.

4. "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde 

This novel is about the degradation of Dorian Gray, and his descent into depravity. It showcases one of the greatest character declines in literature. By the end, Dorian Gray finds his life to be empty, his hedonistic lifestyle pointless.

5. "Norwegian Wood" by Haruki Murakami 

Haruki Murakami is famous for his surreal novels. "Norwegian Wood" follows a college student in Japan, as he navigates life after a tragedy. It's both beautiful yet melancholy. If nothing else, it'll get you listening to the Beatles' Norwegian Wood.

6. "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte 

I consider "Jane Eyre" to be one of the first feminist novels. It's a fantastic Gothic novel about an independent and strong woman — Jane Eyre — who meets the mysterious Mr. Rochester. It's more than a romance — it's a commentary on Victorian societal expectations of women, with Jane representing objection to it.

7. "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak

This novel is a beautiful story about a girl in Nazi Germany. Liesel Meminger knows the importance of books, and uses her knowledge and kindness to save a Jewish refugee. It's a poignant novel that expresses the importance of literature and books.

8. Any Sherlock Holmes mystery by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

If you've watched the Sherlock series with Benedict Cumberbatch, then you should definitely give the novels a go. The mysteries are exciting and intriguing, despite their old age.

9. "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens

This is one of my absolute favorites novels. It follows a young boy named Pip, who befriends a beggar, meets the depraved Miss Havisham, and falls in love with unattainable Estella. This novel is at once a bildungsroman and a tragedy.

10.  "Lolita" by Vladimir Nabokov 

This controversial novel by Vladimir Nobokov follows the perspective of Humbert Humbert, a depraved man who falls in love with 12-year-old Lolita. Nobokov showcases his mastery of the English language, while writing a depraved and tragic story following two terrible people.

11.  "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen

Perhaps one of the most famous novels of all time, "Pride and Prejudice" stands the test of time by showing how two outwardly opposite and contrary people can come together and form an amazing love. It's about accepting one's flaws and getting to know people beyond surface level.

12.  "All Quiet on the Western Front" by Erich Maria Remarque

This is a fantastic novel that depicts the absolute horrors of war, particularly World War I. If this doesn't enlighten you about the realities and horrors of war, then no book will.

Reading is important as it broadens one's horizon. Literature is one of the greatest inventions of mankind.

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