5 Things ๐Ÿ™Š You Should Never ๐Ÿšซ Say ๐Ÿ—ฏ to a College ๐Ÿซ Student ๐ŸŽ“ ...

There are definitely some things you should never say to a college student. Have you ever walked away from a snide comment that you weren't prepared for? Were you a college student at the time? Well, even if you've never been a college student before, or have yet to become one, it's time to buckle up and enjoy these five things you should never say to a college student.

1. Just Wait until You Enter the Real World!

Iโ€™m sorry, was I living in fantasy land for the past four years? Huh, I guess this was all just a dream, you know? I canโ€™t tell you how much this one comment aggravates me! Whenever I hear this comment, it is just such a turnoff to me because it degrades all of the hard work and accomplishments Iโ€™ve made while Iโ€™ve been in college. It's one of the worst things you should never say to a college student.

2. Oh, Thatโ€™s Nice

Hear me out! Iโ€™ve just told someone that my degree is not in the hard sciences or is in any shape or form related to business or mathematics and this is the response I get. All. The. Time. Itโ€™s always a soft "oh" followed by a โ€œthatโ€™s nice.โ€ This is the kind of disappointed โ€œohโ€ that insinuates you should have a degree in forensics or in global management. Or wait, you should probably get a second major while youโ€™re at it! Never ever say โ€œohโ€ to a college student when they tell you their major.

3. What Are Your Plans after Graduation?

Sigh. Oh, you know. I have plans. Of course I do. Iโ€™ve got it all planned out. Step by step. Just you wait and see. Do you honestly think I know the answer to that question? So, why do you ask it? Please donโ€™t remind me of the impending doom that comes after graduation. Okay, okay, I know Iโ€™m being a bit melodramatic, but you know this is true!

4. Why do We Need the Humanities?

Now, this one hits close to home for me. As a communications major at an interdisciplinary college, I became a critical thinker because of the humanities. I was blessed to be surrounded by a thoughtful group of individuals who gave me great books to read and great people to talk to about those books with. I am indebted to the humanities for the person I am today, so, please, just please, donโ€™t ask why we need the humanities. Not everyone can do biochemistry, or run a business. Thatโ€™s just not the way the world works. We need the humanities for that reason.

5. Why Are You a Feminist?

Alright, you caught me. This one may be another article in its own right, but along with this question Iโ€™ve had people question me, or treat me different because Iโ€™m a feminist or even because Iโ€™ve had the opportunity to learn more about feminism, or critical theory, or even just about gender.

What other comments have people made to you because youโ€™re a college student?

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