Investing in others

Life is too short. That was the lesson that I’ve learned personally throughout my journey, and I’m pretty sure everyone else has learned this lesson as well.

Sometimes we find ourselves in situations that we put ourselves in or just somehow sucked into. Sometimes our words are misconstrued and heated arguments and judgment rain down after. Life is too short for hot-heads and arguments or fights that can be avoided.

There are some fights that are worth fighting and some that can be easily avoided. Man sometimes finds himself doing the right thing and next falling off the course. In all honesty, man can’t do everything on his own.

In the end of the day, we need each other, whether we want to admit it or not.

We need each other, whether it’s praying for each other to studying for a major exam.

We need each other to either be accountable for one another or just to pick us up when we fall.

In saying all of this, it’s easier said than done. Every decision that we make, every action that we take, whether it’s simple or complex, will have some challenges.

In my last column, I issued a challenge to myself and the entire campus to get to know each other. That was easier said than done. That alone is a challenge for not just the average freshman, but for everyone, and you know what, that’s okay.

We all have a story from our past, we all have our life battles and fears, but we shouldn’t let that stop us from networking with our brothers and sisters in Christ.

Once again, easier said than done. Sometimes we attempt to do so, yet find our egos, misjudgments, and fears get the best of us, and this is okay also. We all have flaws, no matter how big or small they are. But this also means we shouldn’t play “the game of divide and conquer.”

If we put our best effort forward in trying to network with someone to either be your friend or partner, I believe that in the end it will make all the difference. Life is too short, and everything is easier said than done, but should that stop us?

I don’t think so.