I don’t like how someone makes friends by looking at how he can benefit from others. I just don’t think it’s right. I mean, of course we want to be friends with people whom we can benefit from, but this does not always have to be the case. You cannot exclude people/disregard other people’s efforts to make friends with you just because they do not “meet your standards.”
You cannot restrict yourself to just hanging out with a certain type of person, because then, you won’t grow. That’s how I see it. As an international student, you have to be open to meeting different types of people, and hearing about different opinions and world views. Of course, there will be times when you’re gonna have opposing views, but I think the best part is that at least you’ll get to hear about an opinion totally different from yours. You can argue about which opinion is better, but in the end, what matters is that you have listened to the other side.
He said to her, “Are you not going to ask me why I asked you?” She said, “Sure, why not?” The first reason he mentioned made her feel used. Flattered, but used. The second, however, made her smile. Shallow as it may be, it was the truth.
There are far too many thoughts running through your mind that you can’t even write and explain them anymore.