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Sierraman said:
I have never had alcohol and don't plan on beginning. I have a friend to my family whose told us the story of her son's death due to alcohol, whose funeral I went too. It sounds horiffic. I am pretty much a square 95 percent of the waking day. Do y'all think there's a way to have too many friends in college? I mean so many, you can't be true to some or whatever?

Sierraman- Its been 40 years since I was in college, but many of the friends and acquaintances I made in college are the people I see or work with quite often...After high school, many of the high school crowd goes different directions for careers, where those you are in class with in college many times are directed toward the same career you are...

I was an Ag-Business major with a minor in merchandising-- some of those same persons I met in those class's are now cattle buyers, livestock yard owners or managers, real estate agents, farm and ranch equipment distributors, etc - many went back into farming and ranching- couple even went into politics...I hardly see the high school classmates, but see and work with these people I met in college daily......And their diversity makes for a good information resource...

And the college I went to also had a nursing school- which was a good resource too- but thats a different story :wink: :lol: Still see lots of the ladies I met there......
 
Have to say I'm jealous of the ease kids have today keeping up with their old highschool friends by email distribution lists. :mrgreen:
This is not a good excuse but moving around in my earlier years (and not being a letter writer) I lost touch with too many old friends. We've stayed in touch with more of the college group but still, had we had email earlier in life, the story would be different. The highschool reunions are too few and far between.
 
Haha. nr. No problem for me. I was homeschooled in high school. I do belong to an orchestra and choir though.
 
TXTibbs said:
After reading that it sounds like you need to go back to English class! Don't college station teach grammer??? Dumb aggie...haha...you said it not me. :lol: :lol: :lol:

if you'll check the signature, Senior @ San Jose State University, that "aggie" is not a College Station aggie.

btw, wouldn't that be: "doesn't College Station teach grammar?"

it looks like you may need to go back to English class, too. :wink:
 
All I got to say is: "To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid" and if I ever live to get old I may be the wisest man alive. No, I got out of school 5 or so years ago and what kept me going was hard work. I am not talking about just at school but I built a house, horse barn, and anything else that the local farms needed talking at the coffee shop. I would drive 3hr just about every weekend to get home and tend to the cattle and plow and see my family. Family is the key to everything I do.
 
txag said:
TXTibbs said:
After reading that it sounds like you need to go back to English class! Don't college station teach grammer??? Dumb aggie...haha...you said it not me. :lol: :lol: :lol:

if you'll check the signature, Senior @ San Jose State University, that "aggie" is not a College Station aggie.

btw, wouldn't that be: "doesn't College Station teach grammar?"

it looks like you may need to go back to English class, too. :wink:

:D :lol: :lol: :roll:
 
Soapweed said:
You will probably get a chance to "test out" of some of the more elementary college classes. If you get a high enough score, they put you right into more complicated classes. This is not necessarily good, because if it is too complicated you can be more or less lost from day one.

From personal experience, all classes of math were my favorites in high school. I sailed through the preliminary college test like a breeze, so didn't have to take Math I and Math II. They put me right into College Algebra. I was lost right from the get go. In high school algebra, most problems have a definite answer. Not so in college algebra. It seemed most answers were of an abstract nature, as was the instructor at the time. He was pretty abstract, and though he seemed to know his subject matter, it was difficult for him to pass the learning on to his students.

If your goals of the moment don't seem as desirable on down the line, don't be afraid to shoot for a different star. If another major looks like it has more going for it--go for it. If college seems a complete waste of time, don't be afraid to go to a trade school instead or even sit out a year, get a job, and test the water in the cold hard real world.

Stay honest with yourself. If you can look at the man in the mirror and consider him a man of integrity, you can sleep well at night. Keep your promises, and don't make any promises you can't keep. Have fun, live to learn, and learn to live. Happiness is the journey, not the destination. Go for it, and keep us Bull Sessionaires posted. Bon Voyage.
Sierraman - I will put in my - "too sense" - worth on Soapweed's post. Pay very close attention to what Soapweed just advised! It is as good as I have heard for beginning freshmen - or 'almost' graduating seniors!

I will add a few comments myself, if I may be so bold!

1 - Be aware - at ALL times - just exactly WHY you are attending College in the FIRST place :shock: It may come as a shock to you to realize that it is NOT to get an education :eek: ! HELLO! :???: THINK about what I am going to say to you. Are you ready for this?? You are attending college - Not - to raise Hell because you are away from your parents steely glares and grasping control - finally! - - -NOT because you can chase girls and get drunk and do WHAT EVER you want to and still make - - -fairly good passing grades - and GET the paper! - - NOT to get a Mohawk haircut, dress like a stupid JERK and dye your hair orange and green! :roll: - - - NOT to associate with NEW and Exciting people who will substitute for Mom and Dad and tell you things that YOU may want to do but you know damn good and well your folks would frown on. - - -NOT to "rebel" from the principles under which your folks tried to instill into your psyche for YOUR benefit - not their's. - - NOT to spend - spend - spend $$$ because maybe you got a little help from someone else and - what the hey! - "I'm entitled to a little fun - aren't I??" - - -NOT to abolish and nullify the character and basic rudiments and God-given elements of living that your loving parents have had for you since they realized that you were on your way into this world! You are STILL 'on-your-way-into -this-world!' - - NOT to stay up 37 hours and CRAM for a Blue Book Mid-Term or Final Exam and just barely squeak through and be proud of yourself - and still not 'know' the work you are supposed to have learned. - - -NOT to ignore the OTHER phases of living and enjoying yourself to the exclusion of expanding your horizons and rounding yourself into a well-balanced human being, in spite of the LIBERAL crap most professors will attempt to inoculate you with. - - - -NO, - - - you are going to college for the purpose of finally realizing that you don't know as much as you think you do - to learn how to communicate with other human beings who may or may not agree with your thoughts and actions, - and, MOST IMPORTANTLY, - - - you are going to college to prepare yourself AND your future children - and THEIR children - to successfully do and be WHATEVER you decide you really want to do and be, and to correctly utilize the GOD-GIVEN talents that you already possess. If you get an "education" in the process - Wonderful! If you don't - well - at least you can be proud and say "I gave it my best - with GOD'S help."

I admire and respect you, Sierraman - - even though I don't know you personally. But from what I can ascertain from your posts here - you will be someone WE all can be proud of. Apply yourself to the task at hand. The time will go quickly - even if you don't think so! - - and one last admonition: KEEP your textbooks as references. You WILL use them later! :shock:
 

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