22. Fight the tide.
People say college is a magical place. It’s really not.
Everyone in college is insecure. Everyone is confused on what they want to achieve in college, what they want to do in the future, what they’re going to do tomorrow.
In my college, most people take care of their insecurities by organizing events or joining organizations. Sure, these activities give you a sense of purpose. They give you something to do and something to look forward to.
But just because everyone else does it, doesn’t mean you have to.
Peer pressure is real. Conciously or unconciously, a lot of us succumb to peer pressure. Whether that be praying, smoking, studying, or drinking, a lot of habits are started because our friends have the same habits.
So learn to fight. Fight against the raging tide of peer pressure. Fight against the judgemental looks and the condescending sneers.
Find what you love and what you’re passionate about. Waste time, but only in doing something you love.
Never settle for the normal.
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