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What Living In Hostel For Three years Taught Me

Posted on September 21, 2016

By Bankey Agarwal:

After spending three consecutive years with same roommates in the campus hostel, I can ‘analyse’ my hostel life experience. Engineers use the word ‘analyse’ quite frequently.

Hostel Life

Living away from home makes me realise the importance of family. I learned that it is impossible to scream for your mum every time and ask her to handle your problems. You need to tackle your problems and deal with them in your way.

In the hostel, friends become family as we live together, eat together and share things together. Hostel life taught me that you need to express your care and love towards your friends. I was not so expressive before. I realised friendship isn’t a big thing. It is a million little things.

Hostel made me balanced. I still remember the goodbye words of my relatives. “Yeh mat bhulna ki tum ghar se door kyun jaa rahe ho.” (Don’t forget why you’re going far away from home) It helped me to differentiate between right and wrong. In life, one needs to know his priorities and then act accordingly. Keeping my priorities in mind, I enjoyed my hostel life a lot.

At last, one of the most important things that hostel life taught me is that nothing can replace “Ghar ka khana”(Home food).

I am in the last year of my hostel life and I believe that it will continue teaching me life lessons. “Kyunki picture abhi baaki hai mere dost!” (Because the movie is still not finished my friend)


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