College Life: The most glorious phase of one’s life
by: Babita Tamang
One of the most beautiful stages in life that gives us an opportunity to explore is the “College Life”. In our Nation, college Life is the time when the teenage years is running or almost end and we all have that kind of dream to make our life successful in future. So this is the time when we start to think about our life, no matter how seriously we think about. We start to dreamabout our own carrier, our future, our community, nation and the universe. So we dive deep into the ocean of new beginnings and possibilities. Sometimes we can dive to the bottom of the ocean and sometimes not. Even though we may not be successful to reach the bottom, we need to do something while we come back from half way of the ocean, we need to be surviveanyhow and recover it. Only the self motivation can motivate us in this situation. So this golden period teaches usfor all the challenges we’ll face in our entire life and creates a strong foundation of knowledge in this few years of college life.
Our life is unpredictable. It might be good, it might be bad, it might be weird, and it might not interest us, it mimigh not be in our favor, but expect anything to happen.Of course, we see heartbreaks, we face challenges, we cry and tears control us. Butgolden day comes after dark night and we just need to wait, we all will have that better days sooner or later. All we’ve got to do is wait and prepare ourselves for next challenge, next heartbreaks and next teary nights.And the college life prepares us for all of this.
It is a perfect blend of joy and hardships. We meet different people from different areas, from different culture and tradition. In our country, there are more than hundreds of different ethnic groups and most of them have their own language, culture, tradition so we meet some of them in the college, we interact with them, and learn about their cultures and grow as a person. In our college life, weunderstand different people, what is true and what is false, we learn more about right and wrong, how to judge. Thus helping ourselves to grow.We learn to sit through a boring lecture; we try to cope up with the surprisingly strenuous syllabus, and we have the opportunity to learn from some great research minds. Academia, as they say, never lets you go free. People might try to motivate you by telling that you need to study only through your school years and chill during the college life, but that isn’t true.
The life at college is a time when you can decide your career. It’s a time of dreams and innumerable paths. You can choose the subject you want to study and what you want to be in your life.No matter what subject is you choose, it’s the matter of the success. So whatever subjects you chose you just need to do a very hardwork during your study. That will make you successful in your future. There are several successful people in our country that they are already successful in their sector. For example Mr.PrabalGurung, famous fashion designer in the world. Still in our rural areas in Nepal, if somebody chooses Master profession, their parent will not be happy because they think that this is not good profession and cannot earn more money by this profession. Of course you cannot do anything in conservative way but if you have little more of modern ideas, creativity, hard work, dedication and regular exercise, success is not so far. Mr. Gurung also did the same. He had been failture so many times in his life but now because if his regular exercises,hard work and dedication, he got an achievement. Now he has Name and fame. In our community, our parents always encourage their children to be a big person in the future not a farmer, not a teacher and not a social worker. Because they don’t know that even a teacher, master and farmer is also can be a big person and successful person. There are several reasons behind it. Let’s do not go towards that but this period is best time to put a strong fundamental of our career. We can choose the career which gives us more satisfaction, happiness and makes us successful. During our college life we can work for a non-profit organization and even gain the satisfaction of being a humanitarian and we can do voluntary works at somewhere.That gives us real knowledge of being human being.We may travel somewhere in the globeto learn more and be more matured every day, responsible, honest and kind. The more important thing is we know about the humanity and our own life that who are we and where are we now.The point is thatwe are free to try out these new things and no one is going to control the decisions we make. Every nook and corner of the college would carry a memory.
In our Nepali community, there is one popular tales that raw clay can be modified in all the shapes. So we are also the same in our college life, like raw clay. If get good education and values at good collegewe can do something different. In this phase, we have big ambitions, wemay want to be like others, and may also want to hang around with our friends. This is common feelings in this phase, but the most important thing is how we deal with our feelings. Because this is when we separate our duties. Our future is in our own hand. So we can choose whatever we want to do and whatever we want to be. We just need to modify our demand, our feelings according to our dream. And the most important thing is discipline.
In the College life, there will be several moments to remember that carry a lot of sentimental value and we can’t help but miss those years later. The friends we make in college life are the most important aspect of our college life. These people will give us strength and be our knights in shining armor all our life. The time you spend with your friends, playing TT and basketball, date with your nearest friend, doing such a stupid thing, the punishment from your professor when you don’t complete your assignment will always stay in your heart. That moment your professor choose you to ask something while you are doing site talkor arguing about any random topic with your friends, your regular lecture “bunking” to watch a new release of your favorite star or for date, will always staydeep inside in your heart. Early morning wake up, those foggy winter or rainy monsoon days with your best friend, first day in the college and also last day of vacations, those happiness, sadness, emotions, joyful days and boring days of practical and lots of homework, this will stay remain in your heart.
So, one fine day when you find the picture gallery from college and you having good time with your friends in your personal computer or in Auto written by your college friends with sweet lovely words, you’ll definitely land up smiling silently. That’s the real beauty of college life. And when you feel self confident, self motivate and encouraged during your profession, this is all because of your college life. This is the power of the college life. This is an achievement what you have earned in your college life.It stays with you long after you’ve climbed those ladders of success