Humans of the Dub: two types of people


Rebecca Felicelli, Humans of the Dub - Staff Writer

What would be the most amazing adventure to go on?

I would really love to go to like some of the more rural and cold places in the world like Greenland, Iceland, like Antarctica. I honestly think that’d be so cool. I love the cold and would especially love seeing big glaciers. It would be great to do research with Jill Wagner by working with the huge glaciers and studying their drift and melting. I think that’d be so cool. 


What fictional place would you like most to go? 

I would just like to go to Hogwarts.


How different was your life one year ago?

Wow, it was so different. I guess because I live in a really, really small town. I live in Mount Pleasant, which has a total population under 5000 people. I enjoyed my life before I came to college, but it was a whole lot of I stuff I didn’t know. All my college experiences were so different from what I had back home, which was the same routine everyday. It was the same people, the same thing every day. I’m so happy to be away, but I love my home. I love my family. I love going home and seeing them, but I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to be here. 


Is there anything that stayed the same in your everyday life from a year ago now?

I love having a routine back home. I would have a routine that I would do like almost every day and I still like I love having my routine here like it’s obviously a different routine, but I have to have routine that makes me feel better about my day.


What makes a good life? 

Honestly, I’m happier now than I’ve been, I think probably ever. I think what makes my life now so good, It’s I love school, I love learning. I really genuinely enjoy going to class. I can’t ever imagine skipping a class just to like skip a class, right? I love going to class. I love learning. I’m so excited to have the opportunity to learn so much. I love the people here. I love my professors. I just come really happy here. I like the people. I like what I’m doing, and that’s what’s making my life really good.


How do you get in the way of your own success?

I’m definitely a perfectionist, and I also have a kind of an obsessive personality. I would say I have a hard time with if I get something in my head, I can’t really get it out of my head.  If I get it in my head, like this is like an assignment going to be awful. Like, I don’t want the assignment. It’s going to be hard. It’s hard to get that out of my head. Yeah. I guess, that’s definitely the way I get in the way of my success. It’s anxiety. It can be overwhelming. I never dealt with anxiety as bad as I do now. It’s like such more elevated with the level of academics here. It’s been difficult to figure out how to cope and how to cope with it successfully because I’ve never dealt with it. I’ve dealt with things in the past, but not as bad as it’s been here. Yeah, but it’s not a bad thing because I’m learning how to cope with it and deal with it. 


There are two types of people in this world. What are the two types?

Honestly, I don’t feel like there are two types of people. This is going to probably sound very generic, but I feel like everyone is pretty much on the same level. There are just different variations of that level. Obviously, there are people that would be considered good. For example, the people that work with charity or do a lot of what I guess is good. Then obviously, there are people that are considered bad, narcissists and serial killers. I don’t think there are two types of people. I think you’re born the way you are. And everyone just has a different variation of the way that they are. Whether it is a good variation or bad variation.


How would you characterize yourself? 

I’m just trying to do the best I can like with school. I am trying to do the best that I can with dealing with mental health, just trying to take care of myself.  I just, I feel like I’m doing the best that I can in every aspect of my life.