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    Re: Last Final Ever!

    The old(er) people that constantly long for college days whenever threads like these come up make me sad. I hope I'm not like that later in life.



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    Re: Last Final Ever!

    Quote Originally Posted by no2cyclones View Post
    Just finished my last final exam of grad school. Is there any better feeling in the academic or working world?

    Leaving work on the last day before retirement was pretty sweet too.











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    Re: Last Final Ever!

    Quote Originally Posted by NickTheGreat View Post
    Congrats man!

    I must have done college wrong, because I spent WAY more than 40-50 hours a week on it. So less time spent + more money earned = better life
    True statement. You did do college wrong.


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    Re: Last Final Ever!

    Congrats!

    Wrapping up my final classes this week, then on to read full-time for prelims.
    Even that's a good feeling.


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    Re: Last Final Ever!

    Quote Originally Posted by IsUaClone2 View Post
    Beware my friend, "The Last Final" is only the next step to a practically never-ending set of steps. Taking on the responsibility for a wife to care for, the birth of your first child, the marriage of your child, managing the final days of your parents, etc. You always wonder how well prepared you are and, when it's over, if you could have done better. Relish the step and prepare for the next ones.


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    Re: Last Final Ever!

    Quote Originally Posted by bigsag View Post
    Congratulations.... That was not (however) your final exam. You will be taking "final exams" in your dreams for the next 20 - 30 years. Test taking is listed as the second most common subject matter of our dreams.

    those are the WORST! I've had one where I knew in the dream that I had been out of college for several years, but I still had a final to take. And I was freaking out because I knew I'd never been to the class since I'd been working.



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    Quote Originally Posted by bigsag View Post
    Congratulations.... That was not (however) your final exam. You will be taking "final exams" in your dreams for the next 20 - 30 years. Test taking is listed as the second most common subject matter of our dreams.
    This is a true story as well. However, my nightmares usually seem to be more centered around sleeping in or forgetting about a final and the mad dash to get there only to be too late by a long shot. I always seem to be running to class in these nightmares too, never driving or taking a bus. Not sure why. To be honest, I'm not sure that I've actually sat down and taken a final in a dream.


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    Re: Last Final Ever!

    Quote Originally Posted by CyFan61 View Post
    The old(er) people that constantly long for college days whenever threads like these come up make me sad. I hope I'm not like that later in life.
    Don't knock it until you try it ;-)



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    Re: Last Final Ever!

    I love working compared to school. I know what I'm doing here, I was always bored in school. Plus taking home in two weeks, after taxes/insurance, etc is more than 3 months of full-time at Happy Joe's.

    Regarding the dreams, I guess I'm not alone. I've been out 15 years and I still wake up sweating an exam that I'm late for, or am taking and realized I never went to class the whole semester.



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    I hope you're well on your way to being drunk.


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    Quote Originally Posted by stateofmind View Post
    I love working compared to school. I know what I'm doing here, I was always bored in school. Plus taking home in two weeks, after taxes/insurance, etc is more than 3 months of full-time at Happy Joe's.

    Regarding the dreams, I guess I'm not alone. I've been out 15 years and I still wake up sweating an exam that I'm late for, or am taking and realized I never went to class the whole semester.
    Maybe the difference between you and me is that I've never known what I'm doing. Just kind of wing it in everything ;-).



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    Well, it might feel great to have the test done, but now college is done. so....


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    Quote Originally Posted by CyFan61 View Post
    The old(er) people that constantly long for college days whenever threads like these come up make me sad. I hope I'm not like that later in life.
    Who would not long for a life where the only thing you truly had to worry about was passing a test and getting your loan money in on time. My worries list is a thousand fold that now. Man, you never get that back, and you take it for granted when you have it. College is truly a magical time where you do what you want with very little actual worries. Come back and tell us how college was when you have kids, a wife, a mortage, a job, retirement to plan, insurance issues, yard work, car repairs, kids college funds to save for, etc. I am not saying I don't love my life, but it isn't wake up at 10, sleep through class, play some video games, cram for a test, hit the gym, and head out to the party; repeat. There are plenty of days I'd go back.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Triggermv View Post
    Maybe the difference between you and me is that I've never known what I'm doing. Just kind of wing it in everything ;-).
    So you're a doctor?



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    Quote Originally Posted by everyyard View Post
    Who would not long for a life where the only thing you truly had to worry about was passing a test and getting your loan money in on time. My worries list is a thousand fold that now. Man, you never get that back, and you take it for granted when you have it. College is truly a magical time where you do what you want with very little actual worries. Come back and tell us how college was when you have kids, a wife, a mortage, a job, retirement to plan, insurance issues, yard work, car repairs, kids college funds to save for, etc. I am not saying I don't love my life, but it isn't wake up at 10, sleep through class, play some video games, cram for a test, hit the gym, and head out to the party; repeat. There are plenty of days I'd go back.

    Well...for some of us college wasn't such a vacation...get up for your 8 AM (with a mile walk to campus) and be in class most of the day...rush home and grab a bite before working from 5 until 9 or so (as long as they didn't send you home early), then get your classwork done...and make sure to keep an eye on your money so that you can pay your bills on time supporting yourself on a part-time job.

    Did I have fun in college? Sure...lots of it...but I'd never go back. Honestly, I live my life to the best of my ability to be happy in today and not long for the future or the past...that leads to dissatisfaction. However...I will plead guilty to being completely over college with about a year and a half left.



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