One of my favorite quotes is by Charlie Chaplan, who said: “a day without laughter is a day wasted”. It’s true because laughter to me means enjoying the moment. That’s how I feel about the friendships I’ve made here at USG. For me, not one day has gone by without laughter and I have my friends to thank for that. For keeping me in the moment.
It’s easy to make friends at USG since it’s such a tight knit community. In fact, it’s nearly impossible not to make friends because the average class size is 25 students. If you are in the same major you have those same classes with those same people day in and day out for 2 years. You can’t escape them.
The bonds at USG are unbreakable and the friendships are unique because they’re also partnerships.
What do I mean by that?
- Friendship = a relationship in which two or more parties have fun together, share each others secrets, trust one another, laugh together, spend time together, learn from each other, have high expectations for each other, support each other, console each other, etc.
- Partnership= a relationship in which two or more parties share the same interests and goals, share the same desire to make a difference, learn from each others skills and talents, inspire one another, connect one another to other assets, plan together, learn together, grow together, etc.
The relationships at USG are productive and essential to the community. Students at USG start businesses together, they intern together, they work on projects together, they volunteer together, they start clubs and organizations together, and they make their mark on the world together.
Even teachers and staff are your friends. In previous posts I mentioned a few of USG’s most valued Communication teachers like Bob, Nixon, and Tenney. These are just a few examples of teachers who listen to you, who support you, who have fun with you, who inspire you.
Oh and Staff members from the Office of Student Services or The Career Center or Center for Recruitment they’re there for you too.
USG is overflowing with relationships that make the difference. It’s up to the rest of the world to do the same.