College "Ain't" For Everyone
College isn't for everyone. And I don't mean that in a "oh, learning a trade
is just as valid as earning a degree" sort of way. I mean that not EVERYONE
should make it into college. Half the people I've met just don't belong
When I was in high school, everyone promised me, "they'll be much more
mature when you get to college." Now I'm in college. They aren't any more
mature. If they were any LESS mature I'd already be gouging my eyes out with
a salad fork. Now I'm told, "when you get to graduate school, they'll be
much more mature." I don't know about YOU, but I wouldn't bet the farm on
Every day I'm faced with giggling idiot women who care nothing about their
classes and only about the next kegger or 'hot guy'. Just like in high
school, I'm treated like shit because I actually work hard, read, and study.
GASP! She's not FUN, she's SERIOUS! Run for the hills, before it infects us
and makes us SMARTER!
The thought often occurs to me, as I overhear women talking about how they
didn't go to bed until four a.m., that had I been born in a country like,
say, Japan, my studious habits and intelligent nature would have been
rewarded. I would have been held up as an example; I would have been given
my choice of educational futures. Instead, I live in the US, where stupidity
in girls (and people in general) is encouraged, and where scholarships
amount to a piddling percentage of the entire expense, never mind my 4.0.
I'm really tired of women acting like ninnies - and I believe that society
is to blame. The ones I've encountered set a terrible example for the entire
gender. I don't claim them as representatives - the women I am friends with
are responsible, realistic, and act their goddamned age. Yet, they'll never
have their behaviors reinforced by a society that celebrates the flashy, the
idiotic, and the lame. A society that encourages girls who are already
playing dumb to fit in to starve themselves, thereby depleting their already
precarious number of brain cells.
So, here I am, the lone Heartless Bitch on campus. I refuse to dumb myself
down to fit in. Society needs a great big kick in the ass, and I've got a
great collection of boots.