I have met some really terrible people over the past year.
I guess I never really realized just how sheltered I had been up until this point. I came to college and it was like bamwelcome to the real world.
I’ve met a guy who tried to pressure me into doing things I wasn’t ready for and then threw me to the side when I turned him down. I met a guy who cheated on his girlfriend which I didn’t know about and somehow made me the villain. I’ve met girls who have tried (and even succeeded) in putting in zero work and still getting all the credit. I’ve been friends with people who exclude me, talk about me behind my back, and lie to my face.
Over the past few months, the fact that I cannot control everything and everyone has become more and more apparent. The only thing I can control, the only thing I can change is what I do. I can focus on myself, my plans, my goals. I can immerse myself in my work and then it won’t matter that my “best friends” are liars and cheaters.