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Not Accepted to Your Preferred College: Don’t Take It Personally

December 15th, 2023

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Not Accepted to Your Preferred College: Don’t Take It Personally

While it may be difficult to be positive right now, a shift in perspective can help.

Were you recently not accepted by your dream school? It’s disappointing, but with time, you will realize the decision was never personal. In an essay, the late writer David Nyhan speaks to keeping a positive perspective while also acknowledging how much it does hurt.

“I know what you think: Spare me the sympathy. It still hurts. But let’s keep this in perspective. What did Magic Johnson say to the little boy who also tested HIV positive? ”You’ve got to have a positive attitude.” What happens when you don’t keep a positive attitude? Don’t ask.”

The College Rejection Letter” by David Nyhan


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