It’s Back-To-School week at Dr. NerdLove’s secret underground lair. I love this time of year. The very air seems tinged with the promise of change… well, that and the patchouli stink of Trustifarians and faux-homeless returning to The Drag like wildebeest returning to the watering hole. The vague promise in the air of autumn weather finally breaking this infernal heatwave. The drink specials down on 6th Street. . The zap-sizzle sound of the APD tasering another drunken frat boy on a Saturday night. It’s bliss, I tell you.
Now that the high schoolers have started, it’s time to turn our attention to those of you who have escaped that prison and have escaped to college. For many of you it’s your first taste of true freedom; no parents, no rules… no limits. And, critically, no guidance.
As intoxicating as all of those choices can be, they can also be strangely paralyzing. After all, you’ve gone from a regulated and regimented life to one of total freedom… and you’ve been tossed in head first. No matter what advice or guidelines your parents may have given you this is your first real experience of adulthood. You are completely on your own. And nobody has given you so much as a quick-start guide, never mind a user’s manual.
Let’s fix some of that for you, shall we?