Friends are a necessity in every child’s life. They are there to comfort, to laugh with, and to create wonderful memories. All of a sudden a child grows up and gets thrown into college. His or her friends go to other colleges, and they both realize that they aren’t going to have those close friendships anymore. It has happened many times before, and it will happen many times again. What one needs to know is that college isn’t a place to mope around; it is a place to rejoice and meet new people. College is a place where one develops skills in meeting new people and creating new friendships. This skill is not just learned and then lost. It is a skill that can be used anywhere and any time thought life. The hardest part is to get the ball rolling and start meeting new people.
College is not a difficult place to meet people. They are everywhere; in dorms, in classrooms, and simply walking around outside. Although this is a perfect atmosphere for meeting people, some may still have difficulty. The greatest challenge about meeting people is not only the hoping that they will keep a conversation with you, but also there is the fear of rejection. Yes, it may sound weird but many people are afraid that if they go talk to someone, they will just be blown off. One fourth of the university’s population is freshmen, this makes the friendship process that much easier. If you think about it, that means a whole bunch of new people, in a new place, just wanting to meet new friends that they can talk with.
When the target person to talk to is chosen, it is all downhill from here. What is the easiest thing about a person that you can learn? The answer is not as hard as it seems. What would the world be like if everyone called each other “hey you?” That is why one of the first questions asked should be what is the person’s name. Usually after asking someone their name they will probably ask you yours in the same matter, unless you ask a jerk (or someone along those lines). Don’t be discouraged by those types of people. There are always a few people that just don’t know what the word “friendly” means. Word of advice, for guys talking to girls, do not immediately ask for her number, it will result in either a slap, or actually getting her number, which means that she is probably … (The author will no go there).
Once verbal contact is made, the conversation should flow out after that. The easiest topics, since most people at college are hoping to graduate, is what their major is going to be and what classes they are taking. On the other hand, throughout your life, you are not only going to meet college students. The next best thing to talk about is possibly the place where they work, or something along those lines. After knowing a little bit about a person it is best to try and relate to what they have said, when you find something in common it is easy to relate to one another.
There is no one way to go about meeting new people and creating new friendships. Meeting new people is not always an easy process, but it is one that has to be done. Without friends, there would be no way to cope with stress or any other state of mind when you just need to speak and let your feelings out. Meeting new people is not just a process it is a necessity of life. Luckily once that process is learned it can be used throughout your entire life and make you that much happier.