Now lets get one thing out of the way, if you don’t study law and you are reading this post out of curiosity I am here to tell you its hard, studying it part-time while having a full time job? Brutal. All that paired with a University that doesn’t give two shits about you? Well lets just say surviving in a more primitive age would have been a lot much easier.
The toughest degree to complete in South Africa? I know your thinking a long the lines of something medical, well it’s not. According to an article in Buzz South Africa and Youth Village it’s LAW. Now I know you intellectual fundi’s who don’t study Law is thinking this bitch is out of her mind but truth be told it is. Why? because there is no such thing as a perfect answer, better yet not to mention all the horrendous amount of cases needed to site with an horrendous amount of facts, all that to construct an answer that is well not perfect and marked very harshly. Yes, it is degree that is marked with the most criteria.
So how do we survive?
That’s exactly the thing we only survive. We actually have a hastag, namely #TeamNoSleep so with sleep deprivation covered you can almost with certainty say that is just one of those things. You come to a point where you don’t even feel any emotion whatsoever but sleep, now I am lying, which brings me to my next point.
Emotional Turmoil. a negative psychological state involving feelings of confusion, panic and agitation. People experiencing emotional turmoil sometimes feel physically ill and have difficulty making decisions. Some have sleep disturbances and constant anxiety. Please Kindly note Sleep Disturbances. So a typical studying session for me basically goes like this:
- Start working through volumes of work.
- Start crying, screaming and getting all dramatic.
- Motivate one’s self
And no – it’s not PMS – boys also go through this.
Sleep Deprivation. Check. Emotional Turmoil. Check. The lack of recourses, well I wouldn’t describe this as a major issue because you can get a ton amount of resources here and here but more the lack of answers. Oops sorry it seems that I forgot, no such thing as a perfect answer.
To top everything off being in your 20’s is already hard as is, I mean it is stressful, to young to have it all together but you constantly feel like your to old not to not have it together and it is a cruel cycle of constantly praying for guidance.
Let us also mention our blood-thirsty supporters A.K.A parents, friends and lecturers. How can they possibly not sympathize? Like please don’t tell me that you can for the life in you not see me here looking like that ugly thing from Lord of The Rings but still you demand from me to pack away the dishes, babysit or worse…leading me into the temptation of a night out with friends which I simply MUST decline resulting in me looking like a loser, so Thank you for adding to my emotional distress.
It’s quiet much of a paradox really because everything paired with studying law is so unconstitutional.
Law School is vicious but in the end it will all be worth it when we get to charge R75 for merely reading your email.
Until next time.
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