I entered college pre-med biology. Four years went by and I graduated with a bachelors degree in English writing and rhetoric.
Needless to say, the identity I had entered college with was second-guessed and shaken multiple times. For example, I had looked at my roommate’s life and wanted to implement her characteristics of tidiness, planning, and dedication to schoolwork as my own. I wanted her four-year (and then some) plan, and when I realized it wasn’t in me to create one, I felt insecure instead of realizing that not everyone takes the same road to reach a destination.
For a moment, I saw the person I should be and the person I clearly wasn’t all at once. What is it that causes us to question our entire integrity based not on our own attributes, but on the ones we lack when compared to someone else?
I’m a twenty-something college graduate and just like many others, I feel entitled. It took me time and experience to recognize it, but entitlement pervades our culture. As our world becomes more interconnected by the day, we seem to cling to the expectation that everything
Whether we are aware of it or not we all assign and subscribe to labels of some kind. More often than not they are fairly defining; they define both our perception of ourselves and of our perception of others. Some labels carry with them positive