Letters from readers – August 24, 2023
As someone who left high school with many friends and memories, walking into university felt overwhelming. You know those movies that depict university life as fun, exciting, and full of parties and adventure? Well, my first few semesters felt rather like a fish-out-of-water story. I guess it's easier to become friends with people at a younger age than when you're an adult. And with the absolute jump in academic pressure that university has compared to high school, there's barely enough time to meet new people! But much like school, you start to become more comfortable as time passes and you start to find more people with common interests and similar vibes. Soon enough you've finally got a group of people you get to call your "university friends". So, I guess this movie might have a happy ending after all.
Dear Masroor, Friendship is important, especially as adults. As children, friend-making happens almost automatically, simply due to proximity or chance. But when we grow up, we get to pick our friends, and these are the friendships that not only dictate our lives, but also tell us a lot about ourselves. Best of luck,