That moment when you pass by someone you know and they say “Hey! How are you?” and you reply “Good!” Let’s all be honest; you’re lying. No one is ever as happy or cheery on the inside as they are on the outside. This is college. The land where professors set ridiculously impossible standards, perfect GPA’s are unobtainable, and feeling overwhelmed is a natural state of being. However, no one wants to say what they are really thinking because they might be labeled as depressing or negative. Thankfully, we have April Ludgate who always tells it like it is.

For those of you who are not Parks and Rec fans, first of all: you should be.  Second of all: it’s okay because April’s knowledge is universal. Her outward brashness is our inward truth.

 1. When your friends want to hang out and go on an “adventure” Friday night

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2. When freshman ask you for advice or directions

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3. When your teacher decides to do ice breakers on the first day of class

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4. When you’re learning things completely unrelated to your major…

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5. …and already know everything that is actually important

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6. When you want a dog, but know you’re not responsible or mature enough for that

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7. When the teacher calls on you in class

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8. When you’re making your official resume for the real world and have to include ‘likes and hobbies’

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9. When somebody gives their opinion about literally anything

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10. When you and your ex break up on “good terms”

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11. When someone posts an update on any social media

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12. When somebody compliments you and you have to compliment them back

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13. When someone you don’t like says hi to you

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14. When someone asks you to join their club

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15. When you reflect on your accomplishments of the day

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