Which Life is More Difficult?

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  1. BlissfulWriter profile image71
    BlissfulWriterposted 7 years ago

    No one said life is easy.  And in fact, it is not.   But which life do you think is more difficult? 

    Is it more difficult to be a college student?  Or is it more difficult as an adult with job and kids?

    When answering, let us know if you are college student or adult?

    Just an informal poll.

    1. saveascj profile image55
      saveascjposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Being a college student will be much easier than being an adult, as an adult, you will encounter many difficulties than in college.

    2. Cagsil profile image83
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      A quote I live by- "Life Is Easy, People Make It Complicated", so I guess I don't have a thought with regards to your OP, other than to say that I disagree with the notion that Life is difficult.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image91
        paradigmsearchposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Just to be clear. Are you saying that life is not difficult?

        1. Cagsil profile image83
          Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Hey Para, you're quick and would be correct as to what I said. wink

          1. paradigmsearch profile image91
            paradigmsearchposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            lol

            Please explain to me, if so inclined, how life is easy. smile

            1. Cagsil profile image83
              Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              You make your life as difficult as you choose it to be. wink Last time I checked, you are a person and it's your individual view of your own life that makes your situation/circumstance. wink

              1. paradigmsearch profile image91
                paradigmsearchposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Reality makes circumstance; not one’s perception.

                1. Cagsil profile image83
                  Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  Reality has nothing to do with perception. Reality doesn't have anything to do with circumstances/situations.

                  Your individual perception/perspective has everything to do with your Life, it's course and all aspects. wink

                  Edit: Reality is Reality. wink

                  1. paradigmsearch profile image91
                    paradigmsearchposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    Perception is one’s attempt to understand and deal with reality.

                    In fact, what both of us are doing here is discussing our perceptions of reality.

              2. megs78 profile image59
                megs78posted 7 years agoin reply to this

                My life is not overly difficult, but its easy to say that when life is running smoothly.  I imagine if tragedy were to strike, life would be difficult and it wouldn't be because we were making it so, its just because it is!  perception vs. reality

                1. Cagsil profile image83
                  Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  Which is based on your perceptions/perspective of any given situation/circumstance.
                  Thus, reality changes, not the perception/perspective.

  2. Greek One profile image74
    Greek Oneposted 7 years ago

    being an adult with a job and kids

    (from a adult with a job and kid)

  3. Tina Kachan profile image61
    Tina Kachanposted 7 years ago

    I am a college student and I think that it`s much easier to be a student than an adult with a job and kids.

    Because of my college I had to move to another city, I live in a small apartment and my parents are financing me. My only duty right now is to study and finish college. And party in the meantime lol

    College time rocks big_smile

  4. megs78 profile image59
    megs78posted 7 years ago

    I went to university and was not financed by my parents.  i have to say that it was a challenging time for me.  I felt very alone, and incapable of making good decisions.  of course, having a job and 3 kids is also difficult, but I have a partner to rely on, my maturity and children to make the difficulty worth it! 

    I guess what I'm saying is that I wouldn't ever want to go back to my university years.  I am quite happy where I am.

    1. Tina Kachan profile image61
      Tina Kachanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I know I am very fortunate that my parents can finance me, especially now with the global crisis and everything.

      But you do have a point there regarding college time. I was just thinking to myself how the only thing I don`t like is the confusion, being hesitant, not sure what you want..

      what I do know is that I would never go back to my teen years lol

  5. profile image0
    Home Girlposted 7 years ago

    Our mistakes in life make it difficult. I completely agree with Cags about our perceptions in life. Circumstances make it hard. Our worries and desperation and self-abuse make it Hell. We do not need another one, we create it here on Earth, ourselves.

  6. Princessa profile image85
    Princessaposted 7 years ago

    Life is what you want to make out of it.  If you are convinced that you have a difficult life, you WILL have a difficult life.  If you face life with a smile and a positive attitude there is no situation that will make you think that you have a difficult life.

  7. profile image0
    Home Girlposted 7 years ago

    The hardest thing is to watch your kids losing faith in life, that hurts the most. We create our reality but life might hit us quite unprepared. It's hard to deal with incurable disease, death, complete financial ruin etc.

  8. optimus grimlock profile image60
    optimus grimlockposted 7 years ago

    age wise I'm an adult but really I'm just a kid. I would say full time job and kids is harder then bein a college student.

  9. camlo profile image87
    camloposted 7 years ago

    I'm both at the moment, and it's difficult.
    As far as college is concerned - I never want to do this to myself again. Pure stress.

  10. BlissfulWriter profile image71
    BlissfulWriterposted 7 years ago

    Wow.  Thanks for all the great feedback.   I am past mid-life, so I have seen enough to formulate the opinion that a working adult is much more stressful than college student.  I wouldn't mind going back to the good old college days.

    1. Cagsil profile image83
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry Blissfulwriter, I sorta hi-jacked your thread for a short period. lol

      1. BlissfulWriter profile image71
        BlissfulWriterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        No worries.  Good thread.

        1. Cagsil profile image83
          Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          smile

    2. Maddie Ruud profile image77
      Maddie Ruudposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      When you're in school, it seems incredibly difficult, but that's only because you haven't yet experienced "real" life.  I didn't get a four-year degree, but most of my friends did, and I remember thinking (not very generously) how petty were all the things about which they were complaining, when I was struggling to feed and house myself.

      I'd say it's most difficult to do both, as camlo said.  Norah (our Chief Moderator), for example, works full time for HubPages and goes to school full time.  I am forever in awe of her drive and determination.

  11. knolyourself profile image61
    knolyourselfposted 7 years ago

    This one. I am in love. It is miserable. All I can think of. Going to watch Netflix and take my mind off it. EeeeeeeGaaad. Netflix streaming is down. Difficult. Yes perfect timing.

  12. know one profile image60
    know oneposted 7 years ago

    One life - two phases. Your attitude and willingness to learn, take risks, and deal with the knocks in the first have such a great impact on how the next phase goes. Resilience greatly reduces the degree of difficulty in either. Knowing and acting on 'when enough is enough' takes out a lot of manufactured stress as an adult.

    (from an adult with kids who self-financed university by working full time).

 
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