The compulsion to press everyone into a preset form gives way to a certain grace, and students discover the beauty of variety. When I graduated from high school, I'd been around the same type of kids, same worldview, same demographic, same lifestyle, same, same, same. It is good to be a citizen of the world, capable of broad understanding beyond narrow perception.I was completely underexposed to the rest of the world, and the unfamiliarity made me anxious (which initially presented as judgment). This doesn't mean you abandon your own values or worldview, but it gives you a broader understanding of the planet and all the beautiful people who live on it. College is a wonderful time to practice living open-hearted and brave instead of tight-fisted and scared.Join clubs, take spontaneous weekend trips with your new friends, sign up for intramural softball, try out for the improv group, study abroad one semester, paint your face at the football games, watch '80s movies with your roommates until a.m. This is the time to take calculated risks, to go for it. It might be tempting to play it safe, but find your niche and thrive. Let's take a picture in our bras in front of the President's house! BECAUSE THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS SOCIAL MEDIA YET! Success will encompass a cocktail of your personality, contacts, life experiences, creativity, courage, and your degree.I graduated college in 1996, and I am still laughing about the shenanigans and hijinks we embraced those four years: Let's drive to Colorado! So don't lighten up so much that you forget to graduate, but seriously, lighten up.If you didn't thrive in the stereotypical world of high school hierarchy, you are about to find your people.College is infinitely broader, more diverse, and more nuanced, and the very characteristics that made you an "outsider" in high school will be connecting points at your university.I worried new ideas meant mine were wrong, but different doesn't equal wrong... Now, 20 years north of college, I cannot imagine where I'd be without all the fresh input I've embraced over time. You'll go to school with kids from all different cities and states and even countries. This will undoubtedly make you uncomfortable, but comfort is a terrible life goal. Nothing speaks more highly of any generation than raising up the next to be strong, smart, courageous, confident. We are thrilled to run this race beside you, eagerly awaiting all you will create, all the gifts you will offer this Earth. But mainly, our tears say, Diversify Your Investments “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket” can be applied to investing.
I can literally feel the feelings I felt when my parents and I cannot possibly overstate how for you I am.
College students are my favorite, and those first steps into the collegiate world are unprecedented.
You'll have plenty of change in your life, but rarely this extreme.
My parents had a sit down talk with both of us when we first started dating and there expectations If he came over we had to stay in the living room.
He can learn about your family and I think that creates a better open line of communication. My family didn't seem comfortable at first then they met him. We have now been together five years and married for a year and a half.