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just tell me it will be alright - and i think i'll feel better

(didn't get accepted in my grad school program)
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There's always other schools. And who needs grad school? Only rich people need grad school, or people in extreme debt =|

Oh, and it'll be alright

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There is always other schools and many famous people are uni dropouts or not that smart. So pity you will not get from me. But you will get words that pretty much mean "So what. You'll take this as only a slight stumbling block on the path to what you want to to do in life".

You'll make it, just give it time.
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Yep, just find another school and go for it! As for people with debt needing grad school, that is what grad school does to you, it puts you in debt!
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Whenever life gets you down, Mrs. Brown
And things seem hard or tough
And people are stupid, obnoxious or daft
And you feel that you've quite had enough...

Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving
And revolving at nine hundred miles an hour,
That's orbiting at nineteen miles a second, so it's reckoned,
A sun that is the source of all our power.

The sun and you and me and all the stars that we can see
Are moving at a million miles a day
In an outer spiral arm, at forty thousand miles an hour,
Of the galaxy we call the 'Milky Way'.

Our galaxy itself contains a hundred billion stars.
It's a hundred thousand light years side to side.
It bulges in the middle, sixteen thousand light years thick,
But out by us, it's just three thousand light years wide.

We're thirty thousand light years from galactic central point.
We go 'round every two hundred million years,
And our galaxy is only one of millions of billions
In this amazing and expanding universe.

The universe itself keeps on expanding and expanding
In all of the directions it can whizz
As fast as it can go, at the speed of light, you know,
Twelve million miles a minute, and that's the fastest speed there is.

So remember, when you're feeling very small and insecure,
How amazingly unlikely is your birth,
And pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space,
'Cause there's bugger all down here on Earth.

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Only rich people need grad school, or people in extreme debt =|
I'm neither so I take it I'm not experiencing grad school the way I should be then.

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I'm neither so I take it I'm not experiencing grad school the way I should be then.
Then you must be gettings lots of scholarships, and that's good. But the grad students I've talked to here, are all in extreme debt.

You need to go get a credit card or three and max them all out then never pay them.

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But the grad students I've talked to here, are all in extreme debt.
Many folks that attend college (undergrad. or grad school) take out student loans...and yes...graduate with debt. But this debt (for most graduates that take out student loans) may only total $10,000 - $20,000 dollars. Some folks that go to expensive law schools, expensive MBA programs, or expensive medical schools are the folks that may be racking up debt in excess of $50,000 - $100,000 or more (but this is only a small minority of all the folks that attend grad. school).

And of course many many folks attending undergrad. or grad. school graduate with no debt. There are many many many studies that prove that the average person that attends college earns more money over the course of their career than someone that does not attend college.

Lifetime Earnings Soar with Education – How a Higher Education Leads to Higher Lifetime Earnings

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You can live at home and finish university with the only debt being the tuition fees. Large debt but no other. Or with a part time job and living like a pauper you can do it on the outside. But you just hive a high lifestyle while studying. There's just not enough cash coming in to afford it unless you live on credit.
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Or people like me that do their graduate work while working at a full time job. The company pays for the grad work..and I just kill myself for 5+ years trying to accomplish both..

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And that is the true meaning of life. But I this this song fits here too.




Some things in life are bad
They can really make you mad
Other things just make you swear and curse.
When you're chewing on life's gristle
Don't grumble, give a whistle
And this'll help things turn out for the best...

And...always look on the bright side of life...
Always look on the light side of life...

If life seems jolly rotten
There's something you've forgotten
And that's to laugh and smile and dance and sing.
When you're feeling in the dumps
Don't be silly chumps
Just purse your lips and whistle - that's the thing.

And...always look on the bright side of life...
Always look on the light side of life...

For life is quite absurd
And death's the final word
You must always face the curtain with a bow.
Forget about your sin - give the audience a grin
Enjoy it - it's your last chance anyhow.

So always look on the bright side of death
Just before you draw your terminal breath

Life's a piece of ****
When you look at it
Life's a laugh and death's a joke, it's true.
You'll see it's all a show
Keep 'em laughing as you go
Just remember that the last laugh is on you.

And always look on the bright side of life...
Always look on the right side of life...
(Come on guys, cheer up!)
Always look on the bright side of life...
Always look on the bright side of life...
(Worse things happen at sea, you know.)
Always look on the bright side of life...
(I mean - what have you got to lose?)
(You know, you come from nothing - you're going back to nothing.
What have you lost? Nothing!)
Always look on the right side of life...

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Or people like me that do their graduate work while working at a full time job. The company pays for the grad work..and I just kill myself for 5+ years trying to accomplish both..

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Definitely a tough way to do it...but in the end...better than not doing it at all. And of course nice that you have no debt in the end (or usually don't)!

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Then you must be gettings lots of scholarships, and that's good. But the grad students I've talked to here, are all in extreme debt.

You need to go get a credit card or three and max them all out then never pay them.
Nope, just the entrance scholarship and mandated TA work. Entrance pays for tuition and TA pays for rent and food (and beer). It all depends on the program too as pigoo3 mentioned. Education (my field) has higher than average tuitions but not law/medicine high (thankfully).

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No pity here. That's life. You gotta learn that not everything will come your way.
Sadly, not being accepted usually means you could have done something better. If you don't learn from that, it will repeat again later. If you want real pity talk, talk to your parents.

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Definitely a tough way to do it...but in the end...better than not doing it at all. And of course nice that you have no debt in the end (or usually don't)!

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Nick, thankfully in this case I'll get out with no debt..apart from the blood, sweat and tears of carrying the course load with a very demanding job..

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