By Taylor Boyer
I can’t tell you how relieved I am to finally be done with the papers, assignments, and problem sets that are synonymous with stress, sleepless nights, and countless revisions and edits. The only thing I’m more relieved about not having to do is spend seven hours with people whose company always raises my blood pressure.
I think that the biggest waste of one’s summer is spending it with your friends; haven’t you spent enough time with them? Do you ever get sick of it? Just think of all the time you spend with your friends doing absolutely nothing that could’ve been spent getting a job or taking summer college classes. Maybe it’s just me, but I actually think of the long-term and try not to get distracted by the company of others that only offers me temporal gratification.
I’m kind of a hermit in the sense that I’d much rather spend a year in solitary confinement than spend a day with people. Too extreme? I don’t think so. Now I don’t want you to be under the impression that I hate people, (as much as it may seem like it). I just get impatient with people. I often find myself asking why some people just can’t understand things, or why they’d rather “hang with friends” than get a job and be successful. Life is short, people; it’s a lot easier to get a job and save money now while you don’t have the responsibilities that the average American adult has. Just an idea.
I’m not saying that it’s bad to spend your summer with friends, I’m simply offering an alternative summer schedule to those who actually care about their academic and professional careers. Although this “summer substitute” isn’t a very popular opinion, I’m one of the weird ones who thinks that the three months spent out of school can actually provide you with more time to further your education or save money for life out of high school. If you don’t agree with me, I ask that you stop reading my opinion column… Just kidding; differing opinions are welcome.