The college years are the best time in a person’s life. It is a place where you find your true identity and realise what your capabilities. The first key to success is giving yourself a challenge.
College is where a child develops into an adult, and faces a completely different world. This world poses different challenges and forces him/her to take up responsibilities. Indeed, I completely agree that college life is the best time in a person’s life.
In Goa University, as students, we are exposed to an ocean of challenges. Each individual learns to accept these challenges, work on them, and develop strategies and plans. This teaches us very important lessons of life. A student learns to become a self motivator, independent, strong and has the will to take up responsibilities.
Personally, I learnt a lot of lessons in my college life, which I believe made me a better person. For example, I was given a project to complete within a stated deadline. I had to plan out time so that I could complete my project on time. Through this I learnt an important skill of time management and to believe that any well planned goal is easy to achieve.
Adding to that, college life also gives us a chance to meet new people. It makes us develop good communication skills. It introduces us to people having different cultural and academic backgrounds. It helps us in opening our minds to various thoughts, views and opinions.
Moreover, college life also gave me a lot of freedom. I have been in a position where I had to make a variety of choices and important decisions. Freedom to make a decision was in my hands, like for example, deciding to drink or smoke, but I gladly and confidently decided against it. Some friends did mock me initially, but that never mattered as I was confident about my decision.
Thus, in my opinion, college life indeed is the best time in a person’s life. It offers us freedom and a chance to learn various lessons. It makes us better individuals. I’m proud of the person I am today and I am grateful to my college that gave me the opportunity and thought me my lessons.
(Writer is a student of Goa University)