My problem is that when I join my new college, I will dearly miss my old school
pals. I am very nervous. Can you give me some idea on how to act with my new friends? Please help.
Dear Lucknowi Chokra,
When I was in school, there was this cute guy who loved me like I was the only thing in the world that mattered. Whenever I entered the class, he used to give me that winning smile. It always made my day. But I never returned his smile, nor ever considered his affection. How I regret it!
Two lessons. One: If someone likes you or is your real friend, you will NEED that person at some point in your life. There are very few people who like you the way you are. So keep in touch with your dear old friends. Two: Smile. It never hurts.
Life is about moving on and you should too. At your old school, you seem to have made lots of good friends. Now that you are joining a new college, you are bound to miss them. But this is how life works. Your new college offers endless possibilities. Start afresh, participate in extra-curricular activities and study hard. Increase your horizon and learn new things. And just be yourself. If you stay true to yourself, you need not go looking for friends, they will come to you.