Congratulations graduates. You've crossed the finish line of one phase of life and are setting up at the starting blocks of the next.
In some ways, life after college may be easier for young introverts than college was. The party imperative begins fading as you and your peers start focusing on your next steps. Not that life after college is necessarily less fun (well, maybe sometimes...), but it might be easier to indulge in your own style of fun when you are not mired in an all-peers environment. .
(Caveat: I didn't attend college until I was in my 40s, so I might not know what I'm talking about. In which case, never mind...)
Once you leave college behind, you will never again have to pretend you think a party isn't a party without a beer bong, that the library is for losers, or that a hookup is better than an evening of compelling conversation.
Life is different outside college, and so I would like to provide some words of advice and encouragement to all you introverts clutching diplomas and stepping bravely out into tomorrow.
Welcome to the rest of your life.
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