If I’ve Learned Anything

If I’ve learned anything, I’ve learned that…

  • With time, anything is possible.
  • There’s only so much time in a day.
  • A good job is easy to take for granted.
  • Money is both more and less important than everything else.
  • Professors are some of the most interesting (and famous) people you’ll ever meet…and getting to know them is a great privilege.
  • Instant Messenger is a drug.
  • Instant Messenger has turned us all into stalkers.
  • Learning about someone from someone else is subjecting your judgment to bias. Be careful.
  • People aren’t always the best medicine.
  • If I make three lasting friendships over my three years in college, then I’ll be both content and popular.
  • Life’s not only about tangible accomplishments, but clear goals are often necessary.
  • When rejected, there’s always the possibility that all the judges were, in fact, wrong.
  • For every one thing you get rejected from, you’ll get accepted into something else which you hadn’t even considered.
  • Going out to make a problem go away will often work…unless you’re going out with your problem.
  • Dancing makes everything better.
  • Random compliments are always welcome.
  • Everything is cheaper online.
  • Working for yourself is rewarding, but you no longer get paid during your breaks.
  • Trying to smile when you’re angry can help a great deal.
  • Philosophy is as practical as any other major you can think of.
  • The electives you take in college might end up being of more use than your major classes.
  • Being in love won’t make you happy all the time, just most of the time.
  • Letting someone love you is a great responsibility to bear.
  • Loving someone is a great risk.
  • At a certain point in every relationship, experience won’t buy you anything.
  • Some people learn from others’ mistakes. Others don’t.
  • Some people learn by trial and error. Others are naturals.
  • Just because something isn’t natural doesn’t mean it’s not right. If everything had to feel right all the time then no one would be happy in relationships, friendships, or society.
  • Depression is much more inspiring than happiness.
  • People would rather hear complaints than details on why everything is going well.
  • You need to have a cynical friend.
  • You should touch someone every day. Touch is so powerful.
  • There is no part of your life when you weren’t the same person in some way.
  • Little kids are not adults and can’t be treated like adults.
  • College students are not adults and can’t be treated like adults.
  • Maturity has no real definition.
  • Everyone will be ready for the academic environment of college at some point, but very few are ready at 18.
  • You’ll end up being a hypocrite at some point.
  • Reading or watching the news once every week connects you to the world much more than you’d have thought.
  • Anyone can draw.
  • Having a girlfriend makes holidays so much nicer.
  • Being competitive is okay, so long as it’s over the right things and with the right people.
  • Breakfast is a necessity.
  • Carrying stamps in your wallet is a good idea.
  • Everyone needs to know more than they do about their own health.
  • There are no forbidden topics or gestures.
  • Timing is everything.
  • Mistakes make us human.
  • Dogs are much more reliable than humans.
  • Cute as they may be, dogs aren’t as hot as girls.
  • Never be harder on someone than you are on yourself.
  • Have high expectations for yourself.
  • Quotes are great, but they are often applied out of context.
  • A week that goes by without some written or visual reference to it is a forgotten week.
  • You should eat at least one meal per day with another person…for sanity’s sake.
  • One month of musical training/theory will forever change the way you listen to music.
  • Without action, five hours of introspection will get you nowhere.

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