4 Lessons Learned from Gatsby!

The Roaring Twenties, the Jazz, the sex and the prohibition, those were the days that F. Scott Fitzgerald labeled for its charm, ebullience, waste, genius, dissipation, and confidence. Where the get-rich-quick mentality resulted in Americans working for both the market and the rum-running industry, the young and the fabulous, who enjoyed every pleasure without the guilt. 'The Great Gatsby' sums it up, but for those who did not watch or read, we have the complete scoop for the Generation-Y. Ladies and Gentlemen of Her Campus UPR, without further ado, I present to you the 4 lessons learned from Gatsby!

Lesson No. 1 Ask Questions First, Believe After...

J really knows how to teach us a lesson here. Talk about debunking rumors...everybody thought that Gatsby was a murderer, a spy, but really, what was his story? People will always talk, it's an inevitable truth. But what we believe is what's important. Remember that there are three sides to every story! Save yourself the embarrassment and don't be a running mouth. Ask questions, draw your own conclusions, old sport. 

Lesson No. 2 Skill and Ambition Will Take You A Long Way...

Skill and ambition are both intrinsic success factors. Be like J, focus, focus, focus to work for what you want. You want to be a lawyer? Do that. Create a vision, don't settle for the life that you are living in now. Strive to be the best, write down your goals, put together a strategy, do a timeline, take the leap and remember old sport, your life can be like that. 

Lesson No. 3 Do Things Without Expecting Anything in Return...

Anybody heard about the saying that "the true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good,"? Well, this is exactly how it works. Do things to show you care without needing the person to return the kindness. Let's face it: most of us think today you, tomorrow me. And that's okay, as long as you keep in mind to do some good just for the sake of it. 

Lesson No. 4 Let Go...

We all have a past, but like Nick told Gatsby, "the past cannot be repeated." So, you have to learn to let go. Stop holding on to an old relationship, now that you are young is the perfect time to start fresh and have new experiences. Don't dwell on the past, move on! 

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