Today’s college students, between ages 18 to 22, are getting noticed for being more mature, as many did not find life-under-lockdown a difficult situation. Actually, they have demonstrated higher levels of intellect and maturity in facing present day challenges.
Most of these young adults had no problem in easing down to a lifestyle of staying-at-home, cooking home-cooked meals or ordering online for food and drink delivery. Perhaps, in experiencing the disastrous outcomes brought about by lack of concern for the planet and everything in it, most college students have become more conscious of their actions and of their potential impact on the future.
They are known to be interested in living a healthy lifestyle, while more caring of the environment. Lately, a majority of those attending college have also shown interest in getting involved with calls for political and social reforms. Perhaps realizing that their previous disinterest in exercising their right to vote, had paved the way for the election of self serving megalomaniac. Nearly a million took part in bursting Trump’s ego, by tanking his Tulsa political rally, which defied the ban against mass gatherings.
Debunking the Myth that College Life Makes Students Psychologically Sensitive
Where news reports of college students committing suicide had been one too many, it had painted a picture that college students are in general, psychologically fragile. However, there are new scientific studies that show the opposite is true. Statistics also indicate that suicide rates among college students today is no longer as exceptionally high, when compared to what had been seen in previous generations.
School administrations say that most of today’s college attendees do not hesitate to seek counselling. More have been responsive to school programs and initiatives for addressing and ensuring mental health among students. That being said, we are able to establish the fact that even at the onset, these group of young people had entered college with a more mature outlook.
Inclinations Toward Simple, Healthy and Practical Lifestyle Appear to Be influential Factors
As individuals, college undergraduates today are generally described as the casual types of dressers. Their wardrobe mostly constitutes t-shirts, jeans, sneakers, caps and cardigans. Although they have brand preferences, they choose those that reflect what they are as a person, and what resonates with eco-friendly and sustainable values.
They have no qualms about wearing face masks either, since they believe in the advocacies of science, particularly in matters of health, wellness and climate change.
However, this is not to say that the majority of college students in our midst live the straight and narrow life, as they still maintain the spirit of youthful adventure. Yet this breed of college students no longer see and seek binge drinking as a must-have collegiate experience, more so now that it has been proven that partying in large groups would be the most effective way to contract COVID-19 contagion.