Someone once said, “Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.”
One of the hardest things to do in college is to maintain friendships. This could either be because of the distance or simply because it wasn’t a real friendship to begin with.
There are those “seasonal friends” that we let into our lives. They are the ones that are with you for only certain moments in your life. When you go off to college and you all go your separate ways, they are the ones that will make new friends and forget about the friendship that was built. Our true friends are the ones that remain close no matter the distance. They are the ones that will be there for years to come.
It is hard to determine the real friends from the fake friends because people come in all different disguises. It is up to us to open our eyes up to the signs that show us if they are true to us or not. This is very difficult, but in most cases, college is when those signs are noticeable. As college students, it is important for us to realize who our friends are and who should just remain our associates or nothing at all.
College can be a very stressful time due to having to adjust to new-found freedom and also having the pressure of maintaining a high Grade Point Average. Therefore, students do not need the added stress of dealing with the drama associated with “seasonal friends.” It is important to remember that everybody who smiles in your face and appears to be trustworthy may not be your friend.
Author: Michaela C.