As I grew older the situation pretty much remained the same, my knowledge and hopes to do well academically evolved in the same way and at the same time as I did, both physically and mentally. Academia kept me grounded whilst I was living in India, as despite how hideous I was socially and how I was despised by others never intervened with my grades, which frustrated the bullies significantly. In a way, having academia as my outlet worked perfectly for me, as it meant I could filter my feelings regarding school into one area, one purpose, rather being the balanced individual that most twelve year olds attempted to be.
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I recently discovered the *perfect* course for me, one that is ridiculously exclusive and terribly hard to get into. But I am determined to try. Human, Social and Political Sciences at Cambridge would mean I could study a range of subjects I am interested in; Sociology, Anthropology (both Social and Biological) and International Relations. I am fascinated by cultures, society, and the way people think without it being too scientific or psychological. It needs an A* and two A grades at A2 to get in, as well as an A at AS level, a killer personal statement and many successful interviews. This would also have to be backed up by numerous A* grades at GCSE and the ability to express my passion for the subjects mentioned. I am so passionate about doing well in the future, and I know I will do everything until I can consider myself 'successful' (happy, earning decent money, enjoying work, good family situation and ideally, living in Australia).
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So the purpose of me writing this post was to understand your opinions on the importance of university. I comprehend how it is completely not for everyone, and I know of many people who did not go into further education that are perfectly happy in their current situations, and are undoubtedly successful. What parts about university did you enjoy the most, what bits did you regret? I'd love to know. As many say, life begins at university. I still have two years to wait until starting the new and significant chapter of my life, but being a life-planner I am so interested to know, and I cannot wait to explore new beginnings, both academically and socially.
What are your thoughts? Also - are you a fan of a more lifestyle sort of post like this one? I enjoyed branching out and writing something more personal and relatable.