College advice is a lot like good parenting advice:
- You have to take it for what’s it’s worth,
- There are just as many approaches and theories as there are quacks professing them,
- It all seems so obvious in retrospect (retrospect here being once you graduate from college or become a parent).
It is the very special time of year when college acceptance letters come a-fluttering in. Hopes are dashed, dreams are buoyed, and some life plans seem irrevocably derailed. I imagine there a kind of novel finality about them that to many of high schoolers comes for the first time as a reality of “odds”.
For the record, I do not remember exactly what I felt when I opened mine 14 years ago. Chances are 14 years from now you won’t either.