Students Face Many New Responsibilities

Licensed by Creative Commons Spending money wisely is one of many responsibilities in life.
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Spending money wisely is one of many responsibilities in life.

By Laura Jean Null
Staff Writer

Being a grown up is all about taking responsibilities.

At a certain age comes great responsibilities.

For those who have everything handed to them, from mommy and daddy paying for everything, good luck.

Also, it’s not your fault that you’re spoiled, but it is your fault if you constantly take and never put in an honest hard day’s work.

When you’re an adult, you must remember your parents may not always be there.

They may not leave you anything, and this is going to cause you some issues if you don’t have your life together.

You’re going to hit the wall and have a major reality check… and the older you are, the worse it’s going to be.

So, while you are in college and have some wiggle room, take advantage of learning how to grow up or “adulting.”

Some of us don’t have the luxury of everything being handed to us and some had to start working at an early age.

While some people have had a head-start in life, some constantly have to work to stay afloat in this life.

We have to physically work to pay our bills and for our tuition, and we have to mentally work to do well in our classes.

It’s tough but growing up poor builds character and teaches you if you want to make it in this world, you must work hard to achieve your dreams.

But this idea of “growing up,” isn’t just a financial thing, it’s a maturely level we must all build up at some point in our lives.

Being mature is doing tasks on your own, taking care of yourself and getting the job done.

Maturity is going that extra mile.

You took out the trash.

Good.

You’re supposed to do that, it’s called cleaning up after yourself.

But don’t expect your college roommates to put in a new bag because you finally did one little chore.

Do it yourself, go the extra step, go that extra mile and be an adult.

The world isn’t going to wait on you hand and foot.

If you can’t even clean up after yourself, how will you make it in the real world?

So, if you’re in college, if you haven’t yet already, it’s time to pull your own weight in the world and be a functioning citizen.

It’s time for you to grow up and take some responsibility for yourself.

Email Laura at:
lnull@live.esu.edu

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