1. “...First impressions are not always correct.”
You’re going to meet tons of people on campus. Maybe some of them you won't understand at first. This could be a teacher, student, coworker, roommate, etc. That being said, you shouldn't disrespect them, leave them out, or reciprocate their behavior. Try to understand why they act the way they do. Most people have a reasoning behind their interesting personality. Just like Elle, you might end up being best friends with your initial enemy.
2. “I'd pick the dangerous one, ‘cause I'm not afraid of a challenge.”
Don't hold yourself back from trying new things and taking on bold tasks. College is a time for you to blossom and develop. After all, you can't experience failure if you try and give it your all.
3. “If I'm going to be a partner in a law firm by the time I'm 30, I need a boyfriend who’s not such a complete bonehead.”
If you find yourself in a not-so-desirable relationship position, don't push it. Maybe there's a reason why it's not working out for the both of you, and you don't want to sabotage your education just to make it happen. The last thing you need in college is something that will negatively distract you. If that happens to be a bad relationship, you will want to walk away from it as soon as possible.
4. “Whoever said orange was the new pink was seriously disturbed.”
Decorate your dorm according to your true personal style. Doing so will help you feel more at home on campus. Even if your roommate does her own thing, make sure you stay true to your own decorating expertise.
5. “I worked so hard to get into law school.”
Always keep in mind the expenses of college. Yes, you are there to have fun, but you need to always remember the real reason why you are there—to receive a diploma at the end of four years. If you waste all your time partying and having a ball, you won’t come out with anything to show for yourself besides being a record-breaking beer pong champion (Note: This is not impressive to most employers…) .
6. “I’m able to recall hundreds of important details at the drop of a hat.”
Be proud of your intelligence, and don’t forget to flaunt it in a respectable manner. Raise your hand in class, ask for extra help from your professors, and play your part in group work. Your intelligence is a valuable gift to possess.
7. “Exercise gives you endorphins.”
When you’re not studying or having fun with your buddies, make sure to hit up the gym. Exercise will keep you in shape, but it also does a good job at balancing out your mood. Be honest with yourself—you’re going to need a boost at times.
8. “I once had to judge a tighty-whitey contest for Lambda Kappa Pi. Trust me, I can handle anything.”
Be confident in your skills. You were given them for a reason. Whether you join Greek Life, a club sport, a ministry group, etc, utilize your skills to the best of your abilities. Get yourself out there and shine.
9. “I’ll show you how valuable Elle Woods can be!”
Never forget how important you are. Don’t make sacrifices for others if you end up feeling used or abused in the end.
10. “You're really being a butthead.”
Sometimes it’s best to say what you think. Don’t be too harsh, and always remember to be appropriate in both your words and actions.
11. “We’re both Gemini vegetarians.”
You’re unique, and that’s what makes you brilliant. People will gravitate towards your confidence (even Chihuahua-Americans…)
12. “It’s called the ‘Bend and Snap’.”
Sometimes teaching people new things offers a great pick-me-up for both parties involved.
13. “I don't need backups. I'm going to Harvard.”
Have faith in your words. Never back down on even your most far-fetched dreams.
14. “We did it!”
Always remember to congratulate everyone as a whole. Not just yourself. We all hold pieces to the puzzle in our hands.
15. “You must always have faith in people. And most importantly, you must always have faith in yourself.”
If you remember anything from this corny listicle, let it be this last quote. No matter what happens in college, believing in yourself will get you through it.