College: The best years of your life?

They say that college will be the best four years of your life. I always thought that was a rather depressing statement. Doesn’t that sort of thinking mean it’s all going to be downhill after college? Don’t get me wrong, college was great. I met some wonderful people, took some great classes, and learned a lot. But it wasn’t close to being the best four years of my life.

After college, I realized what kind of person I want to be. Since then, each moment has been a step in that direction, so long as I maintain focus on what’s important to me, with unwavering attention. Since then, my experience of life has been greater than I would have thought possible, that’s even taking painful events into account, like losing loved ones.

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