They're sensitive. Be gentle …

Last month, thousands of college students stepped over the last plank bridging the gap between abject irresponsibility and adulthood. Though now part of the real world, many will still be sensitive to their new surroundings. Be gentle with them.

Don’t say: “You need to get a decent-paying job right away.”
Say this instead: “Good fucking luck.”
Why? “Decent paying” is an oxymoron. Don’t kill their dreams just yet.

Don’t say: “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.”
Say this instead: “I smoke weed to cure my anxiety.”
Why? Even if you love something you still have to work for it. Who comes up with this crap?

Don’t say: “You can’t wear that anymore.”
Say this instead: “Nice shirt.”
Why? Who the hell cares what someone wears. Stop telling people what to do.

Don’t say: “So, are you thinking about marriage and kids then?”
Say this instead: “Do what you want, I don’t care.”
Why? What the hell does any of that have to do with “adulthood”?

Don’t say: “You’re too young to understand.”
Say this instead: “Youth is a virtue.”
Why? Because they’re college graduates, not children …