I just want to share my story (half rant)
My parents have always given me a hard time with school but this yesr they decided to up their game. I am a third year computer science student and I failed two classes last semester(first time). It doesn't put me behind schedual but my parents threatened to not let me go back and kick me out of the house. Normally I would simply aply for a student loan and finish. The problem is I don't qualify for one because my family is too rich to qualify for some and they won't co sign for any of the others. They blame it on video games but I blame it on the fact that student leadership took up ALL my time(not even work the 5k it saved me). I spent a total of 87 hours on video games the entire semester. (Including breaks). They told me that I was incompitant and under developed. Also they told me that I was killing the relationship(yep that's right, me). Every time I tried to convince them of the true problem, they got more angry and said that video game are destroying peoples lives and that I was addicted, even though no one else saw it. I had to give games up to prevent delaying my college education by years. My parents haven't fought me since I gave them up, but it really angers me that I had to entirly give up on something that I enjoy, because my parents don't know me. As far as I am concerned they have never even tried to get to know me. I thought college was going to be the end of their over protective nonsense but I guess I have to wait another year. If you have parents like this, I would advise you to convince them to let you take a loan at the begining so you don't have to deal with them critiquing your every action and take years of emotional damage. P.S I know I am lucky to have my parents supporting me in college. If I wanted someone to tell me I am ungrateful I would get my parents to. Also I wrote this on my phone so have mercy on my gramer.27 replies
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