Lesson 10 – December 22: Pro of College: New People

December 31, 2022

Recently, I have been trying to think of more “pros” that come with college. The one that sticks out to me the most is the prospect of meeting new people. The thought of being exposed to thousands of eccentric individuals with unique stories, perspectives and quirks; I just can’t help but smile. 

“Everyone has a story,” is a cliche that we seem to easily disregard because it’s hard to quantify. Millions of people with stories? Impossible. 

With each person I meet, I hope that I learn to appreciate the uniqueness of people a little bit more. 

Consider this a sign to meet someone new, to take that leap of faith and trust your conversational abilities. For a long time the thought of having to get to know someone, being vulnerable with someone scared the daylights out of me. But, time and again the “pros” of discussion have outweighed the “cons.” There is so much we can learn from each other, you just need to start a conversation. A simple, “How are you doing?” is always a good place to begin. 

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