My Fellow Students Are Unhappy
I attend SUNY Stony Brook — apparently one of the top public universities in the nation (you could have fooled me). The Princeton Review put out their huge college report and out of the 300-some-odd colleges they bothered to cover, Stony Brook has the unhappiest students. Awesome.
It’s pretty funny, as only a week ago, a few buddies and I were standing around, observing the people around us, saying that on any given day, you can tell that 30% of the kids are miserable. They have the “what the hell am I doing here?” look on their faces. One of my firiends said he saw a kid just sitting against a wall with his head in his hands. Stony Brook had obviously broken him.
The high percentage of commuters no doubt has a large effect. Driving on Long Island is sometimes the very definition of Pain City. And I bet many of the students are just unhappy with their overall lives — living at home and knowing deep down that getting a bachelor’s degree froma public university means next to jack shit nowadays. I know how that feels.