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Apart from the crowds

Our last two years in school teach us a number of things outside the sphere of academia. These are the things which backbone our personality till the grave.

india Updated: Jun 09, 2011 16:25 IST
Rhiju Talukdar

Rhiju Talukdar
St Columba’s School

Our last two years in school teach us a number of things outside the sphere of academia. These are the things which backbone our personality till the grave.

One of these teachings is ‘there is nothing more important than sleep’ and we learn this the hard way, irrespective of whether we’re book-eating nerds or the just-getting-by-having-fun crowd. Sleep becomes dearer to us than the idea of receiving formal education itself.

I’ve found myself in a semi-serious mood, thinking to myself 'Will I get to sleep this much in college? Will I have to go back to squeezing in just six hours of sleep? It’s 12.30 pm. Should I get out of bed?’ And honestly, I’m a little scared to have these questions (except the third one) answered right now. We shall cross the bridge when we come to it.

Sleeping is among the many important concerns I've had related to college, apart from the crowds, nearby shops, and canteen prices, to name a few. In the long run, it is these little nuances that will make our time really worthwhile in college. And yes, it’s probably a little too farsighted of me to be talking about all this but who among us doesn’t actually ponder over these things?

Now, I’ve got some time to kill till the first list is out and I can’t say I’ve got a lot of fun activities planned. But yes, I'll do anything to keep myself distracted which isn’t too difficult, thankfully.