Reality television is often dismissed as shallow and useless. However, I believe that reality shows can provide some useful lessons on how to make the most out of college.

You meet a lot of characters, but don’t judge them on their first impression. College is full of kooky characters. From the professor that’s obsessed with Mountain Dew, to the cosplayers, it’s important to have an open mind and give everyone a fair chance. Duck Dynasty‘s characters were originally written off as rednecks, but have overcome the stereotype to run a wildly successful brand. Everyone has a few quirks, and you should not define people by their hobbies.

Alliances come and go quickly. Your Camp War Eagle group might have sworn to stay together forever, but friends will inevitably come and go throughout college. It’s easy to fall out of touch if you are no longer in class or club meetings together. Take a lesson from Survivor and recognize that some friendships are fleeting, and enjoy them for what they are.

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Written by RachelBurns

Hi, I’m Rachel. I'm a public relations practitioner, a pop culture junkie and that friend who sends way too many Snapchats of dogs. I graduated magna cum laude from Auburn University in May 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and a minor in business. My time at...
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