Life Advice for Departing Seniors


A traditional cap tossing ceremony at graduation.

Pauline Ngo, Photojournalist

Seniors, graduation is right around the corner, and you are about to enter the real world. Below is a list of advice that you might find helpful for the future in college or just life in general.
1) Stress can come from hiding yourself, pretending to be someone you are not, putting a fake smile on, silencing yourself, or denying yourself of opportunities. Living a natural life means you are being yourself and you love who you are; always remember you are a beautiful person inside and out.
2) Parents are always available 24/7 to you when you want to talk or share something. It could be something funny, exciting, embarrassing, hurtful, painful, or troubling.
3) Don’t sign any type of contract until you read and understand everything. Consult someone with knowledge or with your parents first.
4) Patience is a virtue, and you will be rewarded well at the end.
5) Learn to not lose control of yourself because this will expose your weaknesses to your opponents.
6) Learn to be organized because it will help you feel like you have control of your life.
7) Sometimes the darkest times can bring you the brightest memories. Don’t give up, any hardships will only help you become a stronger person.
8) Stop trying to change someone who does not want to change. Stop giving chances to someone who abuses your forgiveness.
9) Fall in love with someone who would never want to hurt you. Fall in love with someone who falls in love with your flaws and thinks you are perfect just the way you are. Fall in love with someone who knows that you are the one they would love to wake up to each day.
10) Leave all bad memories behind because it will give you a fresh start.
11) If you have to speculate if someone loves you and wants to be with you, chances are they do not.