I consider myself the type of person to give 110% in any relationship, even if it’s failing. The thing is, I don’t give up on people. That’s just not me. But unbelievably (and you can ask anyone I dated up until my junior year of high school to confirm) past boyfriends have told me that they didn’t think I cared about them. Now I’ve always considered myself a caring person, so this completely took me by surprise. Then surprise became a reality check a few years down the road.
As a female, I am no stranger to being put in a position where one of my guy friends has to act as my "boyfriend" in social scenarios. I know that many other women my age have been put there too when a strange guy won't leave them alone. This situation is honestly so common that your guy friends won't even question it and you may be wondering where I could be possibly taking this. Having a fake boyfriend may seem harmless, but in reality, it unveils a darker side to society.
Aside from simply aspiring to be a genuinely nice person, following the Golden Rule can help you leverage the connections you make throughout your life, and can drastically impact your future. Why, you may ask? Because eventually in one way or another, you’ll need people. You’ll need help. Connections. A friend. It’s very difficult going through life trying to do everything on your own. I have first-hand experience on how this can pay off in the job world. In fact, I’d say 90
I have no shame in admitting that I was the girl who visited her college town two months after graduation, walked up to her old house, and started crying. That may not come as a surprise to anyone who knew me in college, but honestly, I wasn't always in love with Pullman, WA. In fact, I hated it so much my freshman year that I considered dropping out and going to school somewhere closer to home. But, as graduation neared, I realized how fortunate I was to be attending a unive