Friday, November 8, 2013

College, Peer Pressure, and Prose #rant

I'm a girl who smells like flowers instead of some cheap beer
I'm a girl who likes to laugh at characters from her favorite shows instead of the bad jokes told by some guy in the dark
I'm a girl who likes to party but knows when to stop because alcohol is dangerous
Because young and stupid are not synonymous
Because I don't want to be known for getting wasted, laid, hospitalized, or fucked up! 
but for things that actually matter.

In college, there's this huge priority distortion that occurs. For some reason:
     making more friends > making true friends
     going to parties > spending time embracing yourself
                     Time to reflect, look in the mirror, and think, "Yeah, this is who I am. This is the person I want to be."

There's also this pseudo-notion that college is not the real world. You can have sex with EVERYONE! Get everyone TOTALLY BLACKOUT DRUNK! And be a total ASSHOLE! Get out of your room! It's sad. Pathetic. Uncool. Join the party! SCREAM! FUCK! DRINK! DRINK! DRINK!!!

And it's okay. Justified, even. Don't worry, you have your good-for-everything excuse- "It's college."

Yes, it is college. A college full of real men and women, intellectuals, fun-lovers, more than a tight dress or biceps.

And it's shallow, the party scene. But I guess that's the point. It's an escape from reality, from those which keep you grounded school, work, our families.

Yeah, our parents aren't here to ground us anymore.

So it's time to ground ourselves.

To take responsibility for our actions instead of taking advantage of the college lifestyle.

All I'm saying is, be a person. Don't forget that college is real life, and don't be an asshole. The world doesn't need more assholes.

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