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Try Adult Life, It Would Be Fun They Said! – The Peace Times

Kasey Delaney

Raleigh, NC- Since the dawn of time wise adults would tell younger generations that life will be hard when you become an adult. We asked students about adulthood, and their responses were vastly different from each other.

A general assumption would be that life after college will dramatically change. In hindsight, life after college is what you make it. The responsibilities of being an adult are inevitable. Growing up has to happen eventually.

College life is nothing short of being on a roller-coaster. Adulthood is being fully grown and mature to accept the bigger roller-coaster. Appreciating the unexpected turns and going with the flow.

Things to consider when leaving college:

  1. Financial stability will become priority, as well as MULTIPLE BILLS!
  2. Social life will change for the better or the worse.
  3. Relationships with family, partners, and friends will require more effort.
  4. Expectations of yourself and society will alter.
  5. Becoming a proper citizen in society will matter.
  6. What free time?!

Current students have a variety of views and opinions on the transition from college life into adulthood. Some are apprehensive about life after the classrooms, and some are enthusiastic about what the future holds.

“I remember when I was a kid, wishing to grow up quickly”, said Catherine Harman, senior at William Peace University. “But now, I catch myself idolizing Peter Pan, wishing I could suspend time…to stay a kid forever.”    

College prepares people for their future foundation in adulthood. The transition from college results in independence from parents, teachers, available resources, etc. Life skills are formed from college experiences.

University of North Carolina Greensboro sophomore, Christina Tabb, was raised to believe college is the ticket to success, and that that’s all you will need in life. Her main focus right now is to make good grades and graduate.

“Being in college is easy because…

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