Posted by: Sarah | March 25, 2008

I know life can be so tough, And you feel like giving up, But you must be strong, Baby just hold on…

Read this if and only if you have the @ blues. What are the @ blues, you ask? You’ll know them when you have them. If you don’t have them, then stop being so God damn curious, close this document, and save it for another day. Alas, if you do unfortunately have the @ blues, then take a few deep breathes and read the following thoughts slowly. Think about each one before moving on to the next. Read twice, if need be. Then, (and this next part is important) stop worrying, close this document and with it, close all those negative thoughts from your mind. Best of luck.

You are an amazing person.

The first point is incredibly true – that’s why it got the much-envied spot at the top of the page. It deserves to be read again.

You have a TON of almost as amazing people who want you to succeed and are willing to help you do so.

Asking for help is not a sign of weakness; it’s a sign of wisdom.

@ can be tough at times – very tough. But getting through the tough parts is what makes you stronger.

You have the ability to get through all the tough parts. Even the really, really, really tough ones.

You love this organization. A lot. This much: *stretches arms as far apart as they will go* Quite possibly more.

Being angry just shows that you’re passionate. You wouldn’t be pissed off if you didn’t really care how things turn out.

It will look better in the morning. It always looks better in the morning. If it’s morning right now, then take a nap and call whenever you wake up ‘morning’.

At the end of the day, @ is just another student organization. Some things should always come before it, like loved ones and classes.

Let me say that again: Classes come before @.

Remember why you joined this organization, way back in the day. You weren’t a dumb ass. Keep those reasons in mind.

Call up a non-@ friend to vent. If you haven’t realized it already, these people outside of the organization are gold.

Re-read your old sugar cubes. These are even goldier. Remember all of the good things (friends, memories, skills, means of procrastination, etc) that this organization has given you.

@ is about developing people into leaders. Leaders have strong beliefs and are willing to stand up for them. But sometimes getting a bunch of people together who all have strong beliefs can be problematic. If this is a problem for you now, then it means that @ is doing its job.

There can be more than one right answer.

There’s some mysterious good luck charm surrounding all things @ that ensures that everything always manages to work out. Trust in the mysterious good luck charm.

Keep an open-mind. That’s kinda the point, right?

Don’t let the stress get to you. It’s already getting everyone else. Be unique and tell it to fuck off.

@ dances have certain healing powers studied by scientists in the Netherlands. You’ll probably start seeing the infomercials any day now.

Don’t sweat the small stuff. And remember that it’s all small stuff.

Trust in your fellow @ers. They’re smarter than they look. And often more reliable than they seem.

Be patient. No one ever created world peace overnight.

Good judgment comes from bad experience. And a lot of that comes from bad judgment.

You’re supposed to screw up. It’s Ok. Really.

Remember the whole ‘peace and fulfillment of humankind’s potential’ tidbit. You aren’t struggling for nothing. In fact, you could probably argue very successfully that there isn’t any other reason as good as this one to struggle for.

…thanks Nisha 🙂



  1. haha i knew you were going to put that on your blog in less than 10 minutes.

  2. i love it.

  3. Great post. And I mean, MONEY. I will be coming back to this page a few times. 🙂

  4. how did you get this?

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