I'm in my sophomore year and I've given it a try. Really I have. I try to talk to people, but they've got their fucking heads buried in the phones, are put off by someone trying to actually talk to them. The only people I truly like are in the VA office on campus. I'm the only Vet in my cohort so that's a pain. I get along with three others, ones a former jailer, ones pulled their life together after fucking up in life and one is an SME and professor in my chosen field. The rest? pfft lets just say this shits getting harder and harder to justify with no shared experience to be found. I'm spinning my wheels trying to figure out the future after retirement. So in short, for me, lack of being around like-minded people and the isolated feeling that creates.
And of course the 'you shouldn't talk like that, it shows your lack of intelligence' Fuck Them.
I'm used to the fire-hose approach to learning and the expectation that I'm learning it. As fucking crazy as it sounds, the military classes I took were MUCH more effective at affecting learning. Here? They buy pre-made curriculum which results in professors who aren't SMEs. When I ask the Cisco instructor a Cisco question, and I have to go to youtube to get it answered? I mean, who needs to know technical shit when you can tell the student to go watch the videos and read the online material. Motherfucker, that shit pisses me off. Its one thing to push a student to find the information, guide them to it and get them to point b, but they don't know the answers themselves. From the curriculum.
If I wasn't getting paid to go to school, I'd probably be on PlayStation and beating off to Vet TV till my dick fell off. I just gotta keep telling myself I enrolled in school for the free money. Just gotta keep my mind on the $$. Fuck school.