25 reasons why George Costanza is every uni student's spirit animal

February 01, 2016
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George Costanza is one of the most important comedic icons of the past 30 years. He also has lessons to teach us all. When we look closely at the character of George, we come to realise that we all have something in common with the guy: he’s basically a uni student trapped inside the body of a balding middle-aged man, and his whole life is a mid-life crisis.

Here are 25 reasons why George Costanza is every uni student’s spirit animal.

Side note: if you haven’t taken the time to sit down and watch Seinfeld in its entirety, then stop whatever you’re doing and do it right now. If you’re a uni student, chances are you have the time. 

He loves to party…

Most uni students have more free time than they know what to do with. Why get jobs when you can hang out with your mates?

…but the conditions have to be right.

It’s a no-brainer when your mates are paying. 

He knows what lectures are like…

Spot on, George.

…and he knows what group assignments are like. 

He knows when to call it quits. 

Sometimes it’s not worth seeing things through to the end.

He knows how to handle first-years…

They think they own the place.

…and he knows how to handle mature-aged students.

They probably should own their own place by now.

He knows the golden rule of writing essays…

How many times have you used that line to justify a last-minute, poorly-researched essay?

…and he knows how to handle people's expectations.

Whether it’s an essay or something else, you need people to cut you some slack.    

Sometimes life seems like a game. 

“I'm never gonna have a child. If I lose this Frogger high score, that's it for me.”

He can be cool when he wants to be…

Smooth moves, George.

…and he can win any classroom debate.


He struggles to find employment…

Waking up before 11am is harder than it seems.

…but his outlook on life remains positive. 

That’s one way to look at life.

He knows how to relax…

Living the dream right there.

…even when he’s supposed to be working. 

Most of the time he has no clue know what he’s supposed to be doing. 

It’s the lecturer’s fault for not being clear enough. Am I right?

He’s still figuring out life…

…and jobs…

…and dating…

…and goals.  

Shoot for the stars.

Sometimes he can’t handle life’s pressures. 

He’s not afraid to consider alternate career paths.

We’ve all considered it, right?

He has his whole life ahead of him. 

He just needs that epiphany moment.

Pip Witheridge

Pip is studying a Bachelor of Marketing and Media at Macquarie University. He likes to think lightly about deep things and deeply about light things. Oh, and he likes sport. 

Image: Seinfeld official Facebook page