What has life taught you that college never could?
Share with others what you've learned about life that cannot be learned in college.
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Although there can be great diversity on a college campus, it is still just a created environment. There is more common ground in your background knowledge, work ethic, and goals than in the 'real' world. There are many challenges, but there is a defined end. If you hate your roommate, you know you only have to put up with them for a certain period of time.
Life, at least mine, has a tendency to throw you in with a much larger variety of people with vastly differing backgrounds and opinions. Learning how to successfully form a sense of community with so many conflicting ideals takes time, experience, and a whole lot of patience. Making (or directing) the compromises to work and live with a group of people you might not like, but can't walk away from because of circumstance can't be taught. My Psych degree has helped at times, but being 'thrown in the deep end' sure taught me faster!