Nothing against non-athletes, but I sometimes wondered what they did all day when they weren’t at class. There was literally nothing else to do in the area, and even I got bored sometimes even with having lifting, practice, study hall, and the homework I had to do. Most classes were in lecture halls and I could tell most students weren’t even listening. Instead of joining their laziness, I started to pick up on some social dynamics.
If a girl dressed up for class, I overheard other girls say, “Ugh, look at her. She’s trying to look so good for everybody. What a suck up.”
Other times, the same girls would say about a different girl, “Ew, that girl never dresses up. She’s always in sweat pants and it’s disgusting.”
It seemed that no matter what other girls did, these girls would have a problem with it.
Something else I noticed was about the students who were actually invested in class. If someone was engaged, sat in the front and asked questions to the professor, you’d probably think this was the perfect student, right? Well for the students in the back of the crowd, you would have thought that person was pure evil.
They’d sarcastically say, “Oh, why don’t you ask another question?” Or, “They always suck up to the teacher, what a brown-noser.”
Observing this, it blew my mind. These kids were paying probably $25,000 per year to this school to learn, but instead they’re just making sarcastic remarks about the kids who do actually want to learn and are interested. It made no sense to me but I didn’t say anything. If anybody mentioned it, I’d just nod and say, “Yea, I know.” There was no reason to get into a debate with these kids about their unproductive mindset.
This was My Opinion About College Life and Non-Athletes.