July 9, 2020

Guest Opinion: You’ve Picked the Wrong One

posted on: Thursday December 5, 2013

by Josh Welch ’14

So, you’ve picked the wrong one. That’s easy to do though. They will always be the wrong one until you meet the right one. But that’s okay; being hurt is a part of life.  It’s what makes you. You have to learn to handle the pain because being hurt will always be a part of love no matter what. That’s just how it is. You’ve gained some experiences and had some fun and made some mistakes.  Don’t regret it. Never regret it. Don’t be afraid to take chances, you never know what could happen. Pick yourself back up.  Say yes to that date, even if it seems a little outdated or cliché.  Just ask him or her out, even if you’re afraid he or she will say no, and make sure it is in person; texting is too impersonal. The dating culture has changed a lot since our parent’s generation, but that doesn’t mean it should disappear entirely. Dating is a wonderful thing, but people are so caught up with finding perfection; they don’t really give anyone else a chance. The perfect people in the movies don’t exist in real life, but somehow many of us are convinced that we will find him or her. College is the opportune time to meet new people, and try things out and to meet the perfect person for you, not the perfect person. Get to know someone new; give him or her a chance. If it doesn’t work out, that’s okay. But you won’t ever know if you don’t give it a shot, and life is too short to miss out on opportunities like this.

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