Yes, I have. I would have gone to a different college--one that was better academically but far from home and would have cost a lot of money--if I hadn't gotten UC. It seemed to stupid to take out loans when I'd have to worry about medical bills for the rest of my life. I hate my current college, but it's cheap and not too far from home.
I wanted to major in international relations, but I decided against that since it'd be a lot of traveling. Then when I switched to a psychology major, I was thinking of going to grad school for a PhD. But I've decided not to do that either since getting a PhD takes a long time and is very stressful, and I know that some of my symptoms are associated with stress. I'm not sure what I'm going to do now. It sucks.
I agree that we shouldn't let UC rule our lives, but we also need to be realistic about it.
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