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Some people believe that living in the Marine Corps barracks could be compared to living at a college dorm I however absolutely disagree with this idea I have lived in both and can honestly say that they are very separate lifestyles with few similarities The daily routine living conditions and strictness are especially dissimilar from each other The typical daily routine of these two lifestyles could be compared to night and day As a Marine I start off every morning by making my bed and ensuring that all the corners are tight 45-degree angles As a collage student the most I ever done was to pick up my blanket from the floor and fling it back on my bed After I am done making my bed I always sweep the floor This would have been impossible in my college dorm due to the fact that we kept our most prized possessions scattered around on the floor On the way out of my barracks room I always take out the trash regardless of whether or not it is full Do not get me wrong I did take out the trash in my dorm but it was usually after it was overflowing and we had to climb over it to get out of the roomThe size of my barracks room and a college dorm are about the same There is one difference though In college I always had only one roommate In the barracks they stack us on top of each other like ants in an ant farm Usually there are three or four people living in a room no bigger than a pop up camper The strictness of living in the barracks verses living in a college dorm varies significantly In my college dorm everything was pretty laid back We practically did just about anything we wanted to do The barracks however is almost like living in prison There is a guard on duty that
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