In life we all have our moments.
The breaking point.
I feel it is more severe in students then it is in any other age. I could be wrong since I am the age I am. I know there is such a thing called “mid life crisis” and I know inevitably I will suffer from it. But I’m beginning to realize why in movies kids commit suicide because of the pressure of university/college. It is overwhelming, no one is ever prepared for such a life switch, especially if you’re living away from home!
Personally it pisses me off to see people here doing so well, adapting so fast, adjusting like water. While I’m over here with my head barely above water. Then I run into people who just can’t keep their shit together, OR breakdown so quickly.
For example, one of my floor mates broke into tears, and let me say it was not her first time bawling her eyes it, (probably her 4th time crying since she got here). She was hicking, and shaking because she missed her deadline time by 5 minutes. She finished her essay before but just waited to submit it later. By handing it late she lost 5%, I understand that it may be a lot, though she did first say it was 15% then acted like she wasn’t EXAGGERATING. But in any case I feel like if it were me in her situation I’ve would’ve looked at the time stamp said “oh…shit” then send my prof an email saying,
“hey, I’m sorry I missed the time by 5 minutes, I had the essay finished before but I just wanted to look it over, is there a possibility that I won’t be penalized?”
or at least something like that. I am her friend and I am suppose to her her support and tell her everything is alright, but at the same time, it was her fault to not stare at the time stamp given especially when they are so abnormal.
Hey, I’ve missed a couple participation classes, just because, what can you do? There are days were you are so tired you end up oversleeping, or you forgot to write it down. What can you do about it?
Back to point, I feel like I am so calm about everything turning to shits, that eventually when everything ends up piling up I break down and crumble. Or I end up over worrying about something then freak out about it.
Well I have yet to reach my “Crumbling down & withering away” point but when I do. You shall know.