Social Life

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Leet Apple, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. Leet Apple macrumors 6502a

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    I'm a very popular guy but all I really want to do is forum and focus on school, should I trade in popularity for a life with my Mac and my girl?
     
  2. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    LOL what a random thread - what makes you think that you are popular socially?

    the internet can go anywhere, you can still forum whilst you are out and about ;)
     
  3. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    I have to vouch for him ... since passing Gretzky in popularity here in Canada ... Leet has spent less time with the common folk up here in Canada ... lol.:rolleyes:
     
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    now all those "Leet for 2012" bumper stickers make sense!
     
  5. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    hahaha im not following in the slightest :p
     
  6. Leet Apple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Lmao, it's just either I can hang out with people or I can relax with my girl by my side and just learn something new everyday and focus on my studies, it's not like the only thing I'll be doing is foruming




    Leet for 2012
     
  7. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    really??? who knew??? :p
     
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  9. Leet Apple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ya man Im just going to go ghost mode on everybody and just stay at home and succeed in life
     
  10. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    This is what happens when you let the Canadians in.
     
  11. leekohler macrumors G5

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    I don't understand. Why can't you do all of those things?

    Having friends helps with succeeding in life. Going "ghost mode" on your friends will insure that they aren't your friends for long.
     
  12. okrelayer macrumors 6502a

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    When your comfortable within a relationship, thats a good time to spend time with her and nerd out on your mac! When your single you need to go out mingle, to find someone. So yeah, focus on the nerdy internet forums!
     
  13. Leet Apple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not completely leaving my friends ill hang out occasioanlly but till schools over its only going to be occasionally
     
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    ^^ This. OP You'll regret abandoning your friends later when you get lonely. Learning to balance all of these things is just part of life...
     
  16. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Yes, it is. I've had friends like the OP before- girlfriend comes along and you rarely, if ever, see them. Girlfriend dumps them and they come crying to you and want to hang out all the time again. I always took that to mean that they didn't value my friendship much. I gave people one pass on behavior like that. After that, I just ignored them when they pulled that crap. No one needs friends like that.
     
  17. Leet Apple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Its not forever going to be like this its just i need to focus on school, alot of my friends skip class and its caused my marks to drop...i think taking time to myself for a little bit might be a good idea but i'd like to hear what others have to say about the situation
     
  18. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Don't skip class. But that's different from spending all your time online ;).
     
  19. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Don't skip class, just find a way to balance all these things in your life. It IS possible.
     
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    Did I already see this in Good Will Hunting??
     
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    I was in a situation like this in college...
    Hone down your friends to the few "real" ones and concentrate on your studies. It will pay off in the long run... (your true friends will respect you for it)

    The time I spent by myself concentrating on my work in school were the most pivital in my life.
     
  22. NickZac macrumors 68000

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    If you are serious about college, especially at the level of graduate research, you MUST sacrifice at least some social life. But why not just do less of the others as opposed to eliminating one?
     
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  24. Leet Apple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    this is what im most likely to do, because really i can always have friends but school is limited, and no disco suicide is not the answer...
     
  25. Mr. Chewbacca macrumors 6502a

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    Don’t skip class, if you can work hard and make good money you will have a much easier life. Planning trips, managing retirement accounts, playing golf, all of these things are amazing. Living check to check is stressful. Its funny when you think about it, as a college student you may have 100.00 in the bank but the decisions you make now will shape your future salary, you have a lot more on the line than you think.

    That being said, if you are popular it is because you like to interact with people, don’t lose that, the ability to relate to people that have different goals and attributes than you is a gift. In school you can just decide to not hang out with someone and that’s fine, at work you don’t have that option. You have to make it work, if you can do that well you will be a lot more successful.

    Use this as a learning experience. Balance your time, make sure school comes first but keep the friends you want to keep and let go of the ones you don’t. Have fun doing it
     

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