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The readers submitted some questions about life, love and everything in between. I answered them as honest as I knew possible. I’m here to keep it real with you when no one else is and to answer with no judgment because I don’t know you! I’m just a college junior who enjoys giving his opinion. Here is some one the questions I got this week:

Spring break is coming up and I don’t have any plans. Is it too late to try and do something?

It is not too late to do something at all. Well that depends sweet-pea, do you have money? If you’re broke you have no business doing anything but working. If you have enough coin to make something happen, what’s stopping you? All you need is that one good friend who also has some coin and you make something happen. Something is better than nothing. You can do something fun for a few bucks during break. Live it up while you have the chance, but don’t dig yourself in a hole you can’t get out of.

Some of my friends don’t vote and with the presidential election coming up this year, how do I get my friends to register and vote?

I think it’s important that we as young people vote. It’s important that we as Americans vote. You need to let your friends know what the deal is. Haven’t you ever heard “a vote-less people is a hopeless people?” Don’t let that be your friends.

How do I let my significant other know that they’re doing something that makes me uncomfortable?

They’re your significant other. You really should feel comfortable telling them stuff that is bothering you and if you don’t, then maybe it’s time to reevaluate your relationship.

Any tips on managing money?

You’re asking the wrong one. I’m young and broke myself. If I want something, I save for it. I pay my bills and from there I just treat myself with what I have left.

Why do I feel guilty for being in a well-off family?

I’m stumped on this one. Not a problem I have really ever had. Maybe you’re feeling guilty because of who you’re hanging around. Don’t let people throw your family’s money in your face.

My friend is acting out of the normal. How do I let them know that I’m worried about them without offending them?

I would just sit them down with love and ask them what’s going on. If it’s something serious and you’re seeing signs of something else, maybe just go talk to someone who can give them the help they need. I would definitely go talk to them first because you may be other thinking the situation and then if you go to someone else you’re just going to be upsetting and probably embarrassing your friend.

To have your question answered, drop them off in the labeled box in the Parthenon lab for next week or email them at [email protected], or tweet your questions @MUParthenon with #xoxomichaelbrown.

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