I recently changed my major to sociology. I actually thought about getting my masters in counseling for a brief time. It wasnt until my professor kept reiterating at if we were having problems we should go to be counling center. I couldn’t help but think “what are friends for?” Counseling can be a great thing, but in my opinion, I don’t think at it is necessary for every little thing. What happened to hanging out with a friend and just venting a little? Having a beer? I don’t think I can be a counselor. I’d rather be a friend. I’d rather be a validator, a hugger, a fighter, a lover, a friend, an advice giver. And I would rather have that for myself. I am not discounting therapy – don’t get me wrong. I think it’s great. I just think that there is more than one way to catch a tiger. I think that we have become so disconnected with the Internet and too many jobs and too many bills and too many people telling us what we should do, that we have forgotten how to be human beings.


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