September 19, 2003

Are we kindergarteners or college kids?

Ok its time for me to vent. I had some bad times in elementary school and high school, with people not liking me just because their friends and such didn't, people hated me and would talk about me behind my back, which is perhaps the reason why I hate lies and backstabbers so much. I was so excited to come to Seton Hill, excited to be exposed to a new atmosphere with new people, and new experiences. During the first few weeks things were great, and don't get me wrong, they still are, in a sense. I love it up here, but within the past week, I have encountered the same sort of pettiness I hoped to get away from. I discovered that people were saying some things behind my back, obviously to afraid to say it to my face. Why can't people understand that no matter how mean it is, I want it to be said to my face. Granted, some people aren't like that, but I am. I don't care if its going to make me cry and tear my hair out, I want the truth and nothing but. Don't lie to me ever, about anything and don't talk about me behind my back. Please. The world would be a much better place if we were all honest with each other. This is not kindergarten, its college, a new branch of our lives. Come on people, lets grow up and embrace college with open arms, lets make something of ourselves and be remembered as friends, not backstabbing liars.

Posted by Lori Rupert at September 19, 2003 11:22 AM

Hi...Thanks for your comment.
It sounds like you're living in Brownlee :( It was like that four years ago, so I can't imagine what it's like now. Don't play too much Yahtzee :) To survive here, you almost have to meet people in the community cuz the campus only feels smaller the longer you're here. It'll get better though...most of the nasty people leave at the end of their first semester anyway.

Posted by: Jess P at September 19, 2003 12:01 PM

I know just what your talking about. Don't sweat it. Everyone always has something to say about someone else. No matter where you go or what happens in your life somebody is going to have an opinion. So let them. We all have opinions about other people. I also feel that its important for people to let me know to my face. Those who are cowards will not or if they don't want to be mean or whatever. Just don't worry about it and do you. Life is to hard to klet other people bring you down.

Posted by: Denishia Salter at September 22, 2003 01:13 PM

People are a lot like that here because they are people. You will find that pettiness everywhere. Everyone has that inside of them, but it is your job to find the good in others, to see that good side in what other people are.

It takes the bigger person, the braver person to be an optimist. You can continually cite all the bad on your blog, or you can go out and look for all the good. I think you can be that person.

Thanks for the rant too, it makes everyone have something in common.

Posted by: Amanda at September 22, 2003 03:29 PM
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