University life is a peculiar thing.
You meet different people from different backgrounds and it’s a great experience.
You meet people who are so obsessed with studying and grades that they lose track of what living really is.
You also meet slackers who party all day and night and wonder why they got into university if they didn’t want to study.
And then you meet people who fought really hard to get into university, to prove their naysayers wrong, to prove that yes, they have what it takes.
It’s a great experience. It’s always good to soak it all up. Don’t be afraid if you find it hard to make friends. Friends will naturally come. Of course, you can’t set up a barrier and expect people to break. Smile often. Contribute. You’ll find yourself making friends in places you never expected. 
Don’t be afraid of leaving your comfort zone. People are naturally inclined to routine. They sit in the same seats every lesson even though the seats aren’t pre-assigned. They use the same pens, wear the same brand of shoes. It’s all alright. But don’t be afraid of doing something different.
Don’t be afraid to be alone. It’s different from being lonely. 
When I was younger, what others thought of me was very important to me. I put copious mounts of effort into maintaining my image, to make sure I didn’t do anything stupid. Looking back, I realize how much time was wasted. 
Think of it this way: when someone falls down on the train, how long does that incident stick in your mind? 30 seconds? 1 minute? You barely remember that that person fell because what’s important to you is yourself. 
So don’t place so much emphasis on what others think of you. After all, everyone spends the most time thinking of themselves. If someone does something awkward on the train, nobody really cares after a short while. So why spend so much time living for others? Live for yourself. 
Don’t care about what others think. Fight for what you think is right. Fight for what you want. There never is a right or a wrong thing to do. It’s all a matter of perspective. Don’t keep waiting for the ‘right’ time to do something. You have to make it the ‘right’ time.
Is this pretty controversial? I guess. 
But then everyone’s entitled to their own opinion.

About The Author

Hi, I'm Royce! I founded Mighty.Sg, an internet marketing company. I specialize in Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Social Media Marketing, and Reputation Management. Oh, and I'm a student at Singapore Management University. Enjoy your visit here!

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