Do you enjoy eating the same food over and over again? Human beings are meant to constantly be learning, meeting new people, experiencing new things. Is it any wonder why most surveys identify in people that their favorite times in their lives are high school and college? Is it any wonder that they mention “traveling” as the number one thing they wish they were doing now and in their retirement?
In college, not only were you free to take whatever classes in college, you met new people all the time, and you learned (and were excited) about hearing their new experiences. You solved new problems, learned new skills, and your mind was free to explore. If you wanted to skip class, you could. You were free. And freedom is the first thing to be sacrificed when you have a “job”.
In college, you are not a slave to a slavemaster. The professors all are paid to teach YOU. You can say or think whatever you want in the classes. You can speak your mind anytime and this was actually encouraged.
Every other night, you would run into someone new, either in a new class or in your dormitory. You could learn something new from an exchange student from another country. You can learn new languages, new skills, new revelations. It is like going to a restaurant with a buffet, where every couple of nights there is new food for you to sample.
After college, when you get a “job” it is the same thing day after day. No new skills are learned. You just learn to do a very specific skill set day after day, which gets old very fast. You have the same circle of people you interact with, day after day, month after month, year after year.
Using the college analogy, it is like taking the exact same class and reading the just one chapter in a book and discussing it with the same small group of people every single class for years at a time… or it is like going to eat Popeye’s Fried Chicken for dinner every single evening of the year. After a short while, you are nauseated.