@babs but like, i think the advice you just gave is already so much better than the advice they gave her -- you're probably awesome, maybe whine less, do some things to get out of your comfort zone, etc. etc.
I was... kind of not into this? Maybe it is because I too, like others have confessed, am a person in my 20s. But mainly, I think two advice-givers changed the dynamic of the piece -- it felt less like, "I have read your question and am providing my opinion, even if it is informed by my own life and therefore not applicable to your situation" and more "haha! we are showing off for each other! let us be kind of unnecessarily harsh to show that we also are funny!" which... is probably not the kind of advice these letter writers were seeking?
@idlesby and i logged on to my account for the first time in a year just so i could like this comment!
oh, gosh. i worked at a camp a few summers ago and we spread this so hard. it was a wonderful sight, seeing angry teenagers yell "juicebox!" at each other. great minds...