A new survey asked people to name their biggest regret from college . . . and most said “I wish I had studied more”, but there was a sizable contingent who wished they’d have “partied more”.
CBS and Vanity Fair magazine commissioned the survey which found out the following…
–48% of people say they wish they’d STUDIED more at college and gotten a better job. (I just wished I had learned more skills besides ‘DJ’)
–40% wish they’d done more NETWORKING. (This helped me get my first job out of college. This also seems to be the only way to get a job now at all.)
–4% wish they’d HAD MORE SEX . . . and 1% wish they’d DONE MORE DRUGS. (For me? Sex, yes. Drugs? NO! Here’s the little secret they don’t tell you kids: pot makes you lethargic and lazy.)
The survey also asked parents to name the LAST thing they’d want to hear their son or daughter was doing in college:
–25% said “making FAKE IDs” . . . 24% said “set a record for Jell-O shots” . . . 20% said “hosted a sex ed class in their dorm room” . . . 10% said “broke an ankle streaking” . . . and 8% said “had a farm animal in their dorm room.”
Farm animals in the dorm room? Where did THAT thought come from?
The Vanity Fair article goes on to say:
Most of us probably take a more generous view of the S.A.T.’s than we did in our school days. A majority of Americans consider them either a “necessary evil” or a “successful equalizer”; only a third of us regard them as a waste of time or a “failed ideal.” And a whopping 86 percent don’t care—one way or the other—if someone we know was a member of a fraternity or a sorority; as undergrads, most of us almost certainly cared—one way or the other—a great deal.
It gets worse: two-thirds of us don’t know what state Northwestern University is in. And it certainly gets worse for those in the fund-raising game: most college grads can’t name the current president or dean of their alma mater, although, presumably, they can name their alma mater. Finally, more Americans object to their college-age kids making fake IDs than to those same kids keeping farm animals in their dorm rooms. Even more interesting: Republicans object less to that agrarian housing situation. Clearly the enlightened party, at least as regards dorm rooms (though perhaps we should have asked about cohabitating with farm animals of the opposite sex).