I know that a lot of people are debating about whether or not college is the right move，and I do believe that college genuinely isn't for everyone. University culture can put pressure on students to have a very conventional career path. It doesn't always help you get a job in the current economy. It's also an environment where a lot of stereotypes are put on you because you study one thing over another. So while my college experience definitely wasn't perfect, I wouldn't be who I am today without it. And I like who I am right now, here are the reasons I'm glad I went to a university. 我知道很多人都在争论上大学是不是正确的一步，而实话说我认为大学确实并不适合所有人。大学文化往往会令学生备受压力，要踏上传统的的职业道路。它并不能保证你在现代经济环境中找到工作，它还是一个会根据你的专业而把很多固定形象套在你身上的地方。尽管我的大学生活并不完美，但是如果没有它，我也不会成为现在的我，也庆幸自己经历了大学生活。下面给大家分享一些原因： 1. I met a lot more people who were like me. 1. 我遇到了很多与我相似的人 I was a definite weirdo in my school ― always reading, listening to Broadway songs, hardly ever dressing as trendy as the rich girls. In an attempt to fit in, I hid my innerdorkiness. But then I got to college and found a lot of people who were like me. They read all the time, played Apples to Apples in peoples' basements instead of going out drinking, and watched shows like Doctor Who and Frasier. In terms of growing into an adult, it was a very good thing to have happen! 以前在学校里我是个十足的怪咖――总是在读书或听百老汇歌剧，从来不像富家女孩那样穿着时尚。但为了能够融入其中，我隐藏了内心的呆板。但是进入大学后，我发现很多和我相似的人。他们总是读书，在地下室里玩桌游而不是出去喝酒，看《神秘博士》和《欢乐一家亲》这样的电视节目。从成长的角度来看，这无疑是一件好事。 2. I met a lot of people who weren't like me. 2. 我遇到了很多和我不同的人 Just as beneficial as it was to find a clan I could belong to, it was just as beneficial for me to interact with people who were very different. I met people who had lived in other countries, had been born in other countries, and had way different upbringings than I could ever imagine. We would end up learning a lot from one another. Without going to college (and without meeting these new people!), I would no doubt be a much less well-rounded person.