Drew Magary on being a lonely student →
Big Daddy Drew, kicking off his own version of It Gets Better:
I remember being very happy to get out into the wider world, a world I had absolutely no expectations for, and a world that didn’t give a shit who I was or what school I had transferred from.
Maybe you went to college and had a fantastic time. If so, I think that’s great (so long as you aren’t a real dickbag about it.) But maybe you didn’t have such a good time. Or maybe you’re in college now and it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. Or maybe you’re new to your high school, or your college, and you feel like you don’t have a place at any table. I just want you to know: It’ll be all right. Hold tight. Maybe school won’t be the blazing vodka-soaked orgy you were hoping for. But I promise you that, eventually, the world will open up for you. It’ll give you more places to go. It’ll give you more room for error than school ever did. Loneliness is never permanent. You don’t always have to feel like damaged goods because people won’t talk to you. You can find new friends. You can do away with pointless social ambitions. You can make your own world. And when you do, all those things you find embarrassing about yourself (like being a transfer student) stop being so embarrassing. In fact, they usually end up being the things that make you such a unique and wonderful human being.
But yeah, avoid going to Michigan if you can. That place is lame.