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    do i wasn't aiming anything at anyone thats my opinion i obviously didn;t read it correctly and got ahead of myself

    i wasn't aiming anything at anyone!!

    i think that i can hold a conversation with anyone and i am not bothered if they are intelligent or not like everyone else i am not digging at anybody im sorry if it sounded like i was!!
    i wasn't supposed to rattle peoples cages sorry!!
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    (Original post by Laursy)
    does nobody think that is snobbish by only having mates and stuff who have good educations or study the same as you??

    i think its one of the stupidist things ive heard i have mates who didn;t even bother with school most of the time and mates in uni it doesn;t matter to me im not going to be compairing results with them!!!
    i couldn;t really honestly give a stuff about my education either really and im not any different from anyone of my mates!!!

    its just snobbery if you think you are better then others as you are in uni or whatever there are so many people better then me out there and i am accepting that im not really bothered about that i am me thats what people love not my background education, thats just like saying oh yer i don't want to talk to you because you wear a hoodie or you talk like this and stuff like that really i think!!!
    I concur, having had the acquaintance of a girl who constantly *****es about the number of 'big words' and semi-colons that I use; but that's her complex, not mine; and, as it turns out, none of my actual friends could care less. It's a form of inverse snobbery that I despise. I mean, seriously, who gives a sh*t?
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    Well said.
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    ok this is more reassuring, and i don't think its prejudice to say you don't get along with people of a lower standard of intelligence than you, but you need people to stimulate you in conversation and to some people that might be discussing hairdressing and jordan's fake tan while others will want to debate just war and the possibility of a utopian society.. different strokes for different folks you see?
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    indeed i do see what you all mean!!!
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    Hmm well yeh, but I don't think that has any bearing on the subjects people do...what people partake in and talk about outside of their subjects is their own business.
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    I'm friends with people who have taken all different subjects. For me it depends on their personality not what subjects they study!
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    i'm thick- i mean like PROPERLY quite stupid (except in Geography which is my thing! ) but then my best friend is the most amazingly-clever person EVER!!!! 10A*s at GCSE, 4As at AS and REALLY intellectual and we get on like a house on fire!!! it's quite good actually as she helps me with school work and stuff and i stop her from becoming a TOTAL workaholic and make her take breaks now and then etc. of course i benefit MUCH more but she seems to like me quite a lot so i'm not complaining!!!
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    To be honest, I don't think what subjects you do in school are reflective on how well your relationship with someone will be...

    However, Classicists (i.e. Latinists/Greekists) will only date other Classicists - they're a very elite bunch for some reason.
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    I find i cant hold a conversation with someone that isnt too bright. I see someone that does physics and maths like me, and more often than not, i find myself talking about it, even though i dont want to!
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    I dont really mind...bed that said i do like an Arty/humanities guy more...language is even better...

    although i'm not sure why...
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    (Original post by Laursy)
    does nobody think that is snobbish by only having mates and stuff who have good educations or study the same as you??
    I am afraid that I expect more out of conversation than inane comments about cricket scores, female genitalia and alcohol.
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    subject doesnt matter but the other person has to be able to hold their own in an intelligent coversation
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    I think that the arts/sciences divide is an interesting one. Although it is possibly accentuated by the type of university I go to, the divide certainly exists, most notably in timetables. Arts students and scientists will have approximately the same amount of work to do (ready to get slated for saying that). Whilst an arts student may have as little as 5 hours contact time (lectures and supervisions) a week (I had 5.5 in the term just gone), we are expected to do lots of work outside of that - approximately 8-10 hours a day, that's reading and note-taking on a book or two plus a load of articles. This can essentially be done whenever you want, and I get a lot of mine done in the middle of the night, or in the evenings, or just whenever I feel its appropriate, as long as it gets done. This means I eat and socialise whenever I like as long as I'm not too drunk/hungover when the work actually needs to get done.
    Most scientists will have 9 o'clock lectures Monday-Saturday, and then practicals a few afternoons every week. On top of that they'll have a couple of essays (very different from arts students essays) and some problems sheets. This means that they spend more time together, less time in the library, never actually read a whole book, don't really take notes in lectures as they're given as handouts (sometimes with gaps). Their days are more regular, and there is less freedom. For this reason, their lives at university are very different. They don't have the freedom just to go out and do a couple of all-nighters to sort their work out. They are, to an extent, more social in their work (arts students basically need to work on their own in their rooms or in a library when they do their work) but can't socialise in the same way.

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    I think probably it helps if you are on the same intellectual level, but subjects in particular don't make a difference. Me and my boyfriend (19 months) took almost completely different subjects - I took French, English Language, Music and Maths, and he took Physics, Maths and Computing. I'm creative, he's sporty. But like people have said, I reckon different subjects can compliment the other's abilities.


    And yeah, musicbloke, I completely agree. I'm doing Music at Uni and my boyfriend's doing Physics. Yet I seem to actually have MORE work than him! I've had loads of deadlines to complete with lots of work to do out of lectures etc, and he hasn't had as much (a couple of lab reports), mostly he gets a few question sheets to do. However he has more lectures than me and more nine o'clock starts (but he does get all of his lecture notes given to him rather than having to knock himeslf out writing them like me).
 
 
 
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