Currently I am in a full time College program. This is the 2nd year. I find I am having difficulties with the socialization aspect of the course, which is really not a part of the course, I am finding it a pain in the ass. Why? Well I am pushing 50 and I am dealing with people a lot younger than me sometimes (I avoid it as much as possible) I don't have patience for the frat crock of bullshit, ironic as even though I never went to college in my early 20s, I was in the army for 4 yrs and there was a lot of servicemen's sophomoric bullshit going on, so I have been there, done that. I guess the fate of the old is to have the young inflicted on them.
Socialization is a part of the course curriculum through enforced group projects - (no student left behind sort of stuff, in my opinion). I have been in the service, I know what teamwork is, been there, done that, not really into the: "new improved" teamwork of 25yrs later though.
Other than telling me to stop being such a self conscious douchebag, can you offer any other advice? At this point I am only showing up for the classes and disappearing as soon as the class is finished, no socialization, which even I recognize is weird.
Not really in a good mood for cooperation with other students etc.
I am going to get into a job type that has nothing to do with customer service, and a job which is easy to ignore the crap / bullshit office stab in the back politics, which is something I imagine my class mates would be very good at. I was in customer service for years, I got burned out on it, so in short necessity was the reason I got into customer service, and necessity is the reason why I got out of customer service (this was in call centers).
Thanks for any insights you can provide.
Have a good week.