So, it’s the first week of my second year of school here. We had a departmental meeting, and I swear to god, the department head gave the EXACT same speech that he gave last year. All that stuff that sounded so optimistic and sincere last year sounded equally fake this time around. I feel so f–king naive. I should have know no one in NYC could be that positive in the real world. From now on I’m always going to be weary of what lies beneath a smile.