10 things my first semester of college has taught me
1. Parties are lame. Maybe it’s my (un)bearably sheltered childhood, or my introverted style that brought me to this conclusion, but I’ve yet to find anything appealing about groups of young adults cluttered into tiny houses snapchatting videos of their $3 Budweiser beer being poured into a red solo cup. Maybe it’s just me.
2. No one cares. This is a harsh, but true fact. I pass different faces every time I take the same route to class. I have yet to recognize one. I can’t name our student body president. I’m not even sure if we have one. Somehow amidst a society where everyone is involved in everyone else’s business, we lack the competency to have genuine human interactions here.
3. College is lonely. Why? Refer to number 2.
4. College is just living at school. Nothing more, nothing less.
5. There’s an increased emphasis on family values and morals that will be revealed within the first week. Not everyone showers. Not everyone brushes their teeth. Some people have never picked up a cleaning rag. Stay clean folks.
6. If it’s not an HBCU, it’s a PWI (Predominately White Institution). Once again, there is no in between.
7. Music is even more important than originally thought. I’ve always been a music lover. But in a big poor city where everyone’s at least a little mad, I find solace in the tunes. Let it take you to places. Let it take you wherever you want.
8. Roommates. You’ll figure out what I mean by that, trust me.
9. I promise you someone is almost always ahead of you. Never, ever, ever, underestimate your ability to think that you are better than you actually are.
10. You are better than you think you are.