How to deal with rejection :( help

<p>Hey guys,</p>

<p>So I just got a rejection letter from a very prestigious all year philosophy program. I am devastated. I spent so much time and energy writing the essays to apply only to be rejected. How do you deal with this? Right now I just want to cry :(</p>

<p>Crying is fine to start off with. Get hugs from friends and family. Take care of yourself by eating right, exercising, and getting enough sleep. Eventually you will get tired of being sad and will start seeing the bright side of this situation. You don't want to attend an institution that doesn't want you, after all. Other opportunities may show up that are a better fit.</p>

<p>"Time heals all wounds"</p>

<p>Just distract yourself and do something productive. Rejection is a very real part of life.</p>

<p>hopefully you have a list of schools that you will apply for regular decision.</p>

<p>You should be philosophical about it.</p>

<p>It'll all get better in time. Try not to avoid thinking about it, but rather, to come to terms with it.</p>

<p>Thank you guys, so much.</p>

<p>Advice from a mom: This is a marathon, not a sprint. Do not let any single rejection get you down. Remember that there are tons of highly successful and fulfilled rejects from prestigious programs. If you want to succeed in a field like philosophy (or really any field) you will need to develop a very thick skin, because this may happen a lot.</p>

<p>Consider rejection a speedbump, not a dead end.</p>

<p>go cry lololololo</p>

<p>As I told my kids... There are no rejections, just acceptances. Rejections don't matter, only the schools you are accepted to.</p>

<p>You have no control. Look to the future. You can be happy anywhere!</p>

<p>Don't blame yourself too much nondairycreamer for something that probably isn't your fault. There's so much random luck involved in choosing candidates anyways.</p>

<p>It wasn't a rejection of you, it was a rejection of your application. I'm sure some other college would be happy to have you, and hopefully you'll leave after four years unwilling to have traded your experiences for anything else.</p>

<p>i was waitlisted or rejected from 10 (or 11) colleges
i am alive and well</p>

<p>you will be fine</p>

<p>I would go and play some sports (basketball in my case). the physical activity really distract from this kind of tension:D hope it helps</p>

<p>It's OK to feel bad. A few night's sleep will actually take the edge off the sting of rejection. They may have even done you a favor by forcing you to stay in circulation and keep on looking for something that will benefit you as much or more. As my mother is fond of saying: sometimes in life you don't get exactly what you want and things turn out better for it. And if that doesn't work for you there's another adage: living well is the best revenge ;-)</p>

<p>Though this probably won't help right now, in the long run, it's probably better to apply (chase your dreams) and get rejected, than to not apply (wimp out) and always wonder what would have happened.</p>

<p>^ true that man. I applied to 17 colleges, and got accepted to 2, waitlisted to 5, and rejected to 10. Did I feel like crap? Yes. Am I glad I tried? Yes. Do I think I was worse than the other applicants? HELL NO. </p>

<p>Just remember you weren't any worse than the others that got in (heck, you might have been better!) - they looked better on paper, and you'll show them what * really * matters in the long run! :D</p>

<p>It'll pass. I was pretty heartbroken when I applied to transfer to another school and my top-choice's rejection letter came first. I then felt like I was "stuck" transferring to my other college of choice and thought I'd hate it there. Turns out, I loved it! You don't always know if your top-choice is the best choice for you, and things usually have a way of working out.</p>