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    Not having the balls to tell my 1st and 2nd year housemates they bore me to death (most of them) and move in with new people/other friends whos' company I enjoyed far more.
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    (Original post by Moosferatu)
    Most decent jobs are got through nepotism/patronage. Meritocracy and managers/bosses picking the best person for the job is a pile of **** so forget everything your teachers told you. You need to make friends with people born into wealth or who've wormed their way up and get it so they value you/your skillset so much they're willing to bypass the whole application and interview process and just hand you a job. It's social as well as economic capital. Any chump can do most jobs out there, but is hiring you over someone else going to bring extra benefit to someone? If not, jog on.

    Confidence in Britain is falling and we're heading for brutal social upheavel, most people just want to get as much as they can in before the spark hits the powder. If I could fiddle while Rome burned instead of cry in the dole queues, I would too.
    Hahah the middle class chumbs think education is the most important thing. No one cares if your dog is named Spinoza. It's all about connections and leadership values. Want power? Business, Politics, Military.
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    Similar to the earlier thread this evening, I wish I had got stuck into more things in my first year. I spent too many nights playing video games when I should have been socialising. I did just about everything in freshers week but after that I got too interested in my work.
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    Not having sex with the super hot girl when I found out she had a boyfriend.
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    Thinking I could breeze along not doing the reading and turn up for tutorials regardless. I wasted so much time in my first year and this probably cost me a First.
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    (Original post by trustmeimlying1)
    I somehow.(only god knows) got on the dean lists..but I reckon my understanding was poor

    reckon I should spend a few days going over first year stuff for second year:?
    Probably It's not just that, it's also things like essay feedback, learning how to compose an argument, etc. etc. If you can get that nailed in the first year when the marks don't count for much you'll be sailing in the second and third years.

    (See also post above this)
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    (Original post by trustmeimlying1)
    brown nosing:?
    arse-lick for advancement
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    (Original post by XMaramena)
    Not having sex with the super hot girl when I found out she had a boyfriend.
    That's something you should be proud of, not regretful of.
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    (Original post by DErasmus)
    Hahah the middle class chumbs think education is the most important thing. No one cares if your dog is named Spinoza. It's all about connections and leadership values. Want power? Business, Politics, Military.
    Who really wants power though? Looks like a lot of hassle to me.
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    (Original post by DErasmus)
    Hahah the middle class chumbs think education is the most important thing. No one cares if your dog is named Spinoza. It's all about connections and leadership values. Want power? Business, Politics, Military.
    Qualification = Credibility.

    Credibility = Influence

    Influence = Power

    Higher education leads to upper-level networking, and that's where the power lies.

    Most successful business owners and politicians went to top universities, and military authorities attended distinguished military academies.
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    (Original post by cole-slaw)
    Who really wants power though? Looks like a lot of hassle to me.
    If you're powerful enough, just pay someone else to manage it for you :P
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    (Original post by Motorbiker)
    I was a bit regretful of not joining a sports club but they're all drinking clubs that occasionally play sport.

    Overall tbh i came out with a first and an awesome gf and having lifted weights for 3 years and made decent progress on that so can't complain really.

    Don't want to have butterfly efects from changing not embaressing myself on x night out in freshers week.
    Bench, squat, deadlift?
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    (Original post by Malabarista)
    Bench, squat, deadlift?
    110/180/200 @ 81.9kg. All done in the same mock meet.
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    I'd of gone to Uni at 18 not 21.
    I'd of done MBChB at Edinburgh University not Art at Birmingham.

    my reason for this is. the greeks had the belief that every man should be educated in war, law, science and debate.

    for that reason i'd of liked to have studied Medicine at Edinburgh (Science), Royal Marines Officer at Lympstone (War), MCL at Cambridge (Law), PPE at Oxford (debate)
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    I'm going to stop being such a try hard and do more extra curricular stuff.
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    (Original post by Mick.w)
    I'd of gone to Uni at 18 not 21.
    I'd of done MBChB at Edinburgh University not Art at Birmingham.

    my reason for this is. the greeks had the belief that every man should be educated in war, law, science and debate.

    for that reason i'd of liked to have studied Medicine at Edinburgh (Science), Royal Marines Officer at Lympstone (War), MCL at Cambridge (Law), PPE at Oxford (debate)
    Play CoD
    Read The Guardian law section
    Read The New Scientist
    And debate on TSR

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    (Original post by tehforum)
    Play CoD
    Read The Guardian law section
    Read The New Scientist
    And debate on TSR

    done
    this genuinely made me lol.

    and whats your suggestion for learning how to be a chef? just-eat.co.uk?
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    (Original post by Mick.w)
    this genuinely made me lol.

    and whats your suggestion for learning how to be a chef? just-eat.co.uk?
    Nah meals on wheels
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    (Original post by CAROLAL1)
    This actually scares me :eek:
    The events of the next few decades will probably terrify you then. Hope you have a rich family with lots of connections. If not then I suggest you buy The Sun, worship the X Factor and become a weekend alcoholic. Works for most.
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    (Original post by Moosferatu)
    The events of the next few decades will probably terrify you then. Hope you have a rich family with lots of connections. If not then I suggest you buy The Sun, worship the X Factor and become a weekend alcoholic. Works for most.
    Harsh.
 
 
 
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