Are you ever amazed how many people give college students advice like, “Don’t do anything stupid while you are in college!” Are you kidding me? What kind of life are you living if you never look stupid once in a while.
As my Godson goes off to college, I was thinking of what I learned along the journey. Here is a little of what I shared with him (of course the rest is confidential):
College is an awesome time, especially when you truly go after your dreams (and not make the mistake many students make of going after a steady job). In the movie “Up in the Air,” George Clooney’s character ask a guy, “How much did they pay you to give up on your dreams?” He was referring to the guy settling for a “Good Job” over doing what he loved. GREAT LINE!
In college and in life, use your education to put your passion into action! You will have newfound independence. You will make some mistakes – that never stops happening in life and so learn from them and then move on. Live with your eyes forward so you can see where you are going (looking backyards sends you backwards). Be sure to find a way to have a laugh each day. 🙂
Oh yea. When AMAZING opportunities present themselves to you, seize them. Study abroad. Get involved. Make a POSITIVE impact. There is an old cliche: As long as its legal, ethical, moral, and won’t hurt anyone (including yourself mentally, emotionally, spiritually, or your health), go for it!!
What would YOU add?