Senior Week

by Jason Stotts

It’s strange really…to think that the culmination of four years of hard work – studying, acquiring knowledge, and developing as a person – should be a week of decadent indulgence.

It seems that my fellow classmates, many of them at least, think that this indeed would be the best way to end their four years of trying to improve their minds – by partaking in activities that destroy it.

I must confess that I do not understand it.

I do not understand the attraction of drinking – I can’t understand those who think of drinking as an end in itself. What’s so great about losing control of your faculties and having your mind shut down completely?

The way I see it, there’s mainly two main reasons why someone would want to drink heavily – to “chill out” (shut down one’s mind) or to try and “hook-up” (have a random sexual encounter). These two things are clearly not exhaustive of the possible reasons why someone might want to drink, nor are they mutually exclusive, but they seem to be the most fundamental reasons.

Personally, I find both reprehensible.

I just can’t even try to convince myself to behave so immaturely and irrationally – the decadence no longer interests me.

There was certainly a period in my life where the decadence held sway, where I found joy in the immoral – those times, however, are gone.

I just don’t understand how they can evade the knowledge of what they do…I don’t understand how they can’t know that their actions are wrong.

Why is it that even at a place where one should expect to find Men, all one finds is apes in their image?

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