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    All my life I wanted to go to university and get a degree and then go into the workforce. Currently at a Russell group uni studying a traditional academic degree and applying for internships for the forthcoming summer. Recently I had met some old friends and family who achieved 2:2's and/or didn't go to uni/dropped out, some of whom are on the property ladder and others well on their way there. They have their own money and seem happy. I then got the realisation that maybe something you worked your whole life for wasnt all it was cracked up to be and that actually you don't need AAA and a solid 2:1 to have a good life. I think it was a coming of age process in the sense that you should keep sight of your goals and try to realise them, however ultimately life sometimes isn't fair and that it Dosent always work out how you want it to so its okay to do other things.

    How do the people on tsr feel about this and has anyone ever felt similar?
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    All my life I wanted to go to university and get a degree and then go into the workforce. Currently at a Russell group uni studying a traditional academic degree and applying for internships for the forthcoming summer. Recently I had met some old friends and family who achieved 2:2's and/or didn't go to uni/dropped out, some of whom are on the property ladder and others well on their way there. They have their own money and seem happy. I then got the realisation that maybe something you worked your whole life for wasnt all it was cracked up to be and that actually you don't need AAA and a solid 2:1 to have a good life. I think it was a coming of age process in the sense that you should keep sight of your goals and try to realise them, however ultimately life sometimes isn't fair and that it Dosent always work out how you want it to so its okay to do other things.

    How do the people on tsr feel about this and has anyone ever felt similar?
    It seems like you're saying university isn't all that its made out to be. If so, I agree. Universities are businesses at the end of the day. If there were more apprenticeships when I was younger I would have definitely done that instead of going to uni
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    The family and friends you saw might have only told you about the good points in their lives, because it probably wasn't easy getting to the position they're in today. Most of the time in life you're going to have to struggle to get to where you want, and that's completely fine, because it can be strengthening. There's nothing wrong with not going to university etc. but don't change your plans and goals just because some people you've seen might have done well.
 
 
 
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