This is such a biased thread. This is full of a bunch of people saying that frats are terrible things that brain wash you, and are asking you to make a decision based on nothing more than an opinion. Just like in real life, there will always be douche bags mixed in with good guys.
That’s the only reason I don’t get this generalization that people say, “Oh, I met one guy from some small frat who acts like a crazy douche. That must mean every single frat guy on the planet must suck.” How closed minded is that? You are doing exactly what you are saying is so terrible about fraternities. I feel like most of these people are less social people who looked at frat members in jealous/envious contempt in College. If you made a lot of friends, and enjoy being socially active and giving back to your community, then join a frat. If not, then don’t, and do your own thing at your own pace.
Don’t let a bunch of older people looking back on events in their lives in a sour context ruin it for you. I’d say 80% don’t know anything ACTUALLY REAL about fraternities past movies like Animal House. Oh yea, we all know how accurate and truthful movies can be. EVERY fraternity is based on good ideals and morals, even the d-bags that do nothing but party still raise money for charity organizations with those huge parties. It’s not a bad thing to enjoy life and have fun, especially in college.
Take this beyond an internet thread man, most of these people don’t know what they’re talking about. I just graduated from college, and was in a Frat. If they really were what all these people say they are, Frats wouldn’t be allowed on College campuses.
@jkim1233, wow, first of all I’m not even going to get into all the Wall Street movements and other protests. But the main issue here is that you brought that into the argument. You say that people shouldn’t join frats because they should just go randomly protest some politics? You sir, are an ignorant fool who is desperately attempting to grasp some thread of logical thought. You failed. Thank you, come again.
@orthaw, Hey thanks for the personal attack on my “ignorance”, that’s really mature. I’m just voicing my opinions like everyone else on this site. And my insight (from experience) is that behind all the fancy GPAs, the charities that you all donate to from the bottoms of your hearts, and the gung-ho brotherhoodliness, exclusion rules out anyone who seems unworthy, money eliminates those who aren’t “fortunate enough” to waste time or resources, and your own existence is diluted by the social restrictions and expectations that those in Greek life have to live up to (way too many times I’ve heard a bro point out the “lame GDIs” or that another bro isn’t being “fratty” for wearing cargo shorts or something that goes against conformity or that someone is such an awesome godly frat star for being able to drink til they can’t think straight – is that fun btw? Never really appealed to me, bro). Don’t get me wrong, I’m not against individual brothers – I know plenty who are decent people and are likely to have great insight on life if they gave it a shot. But regardless of all we’ve said, in the end, you’re probably going to think your sacred brotherhood is the most fulfilling organization in this plane of existence and I’m just going to do what I think is right and take a stand against any social institution that promotes an elitist and superficial society. Whether it’s the education system, the government, big corporations, or Greek life, someone needs to drop some truth bombs about our social culture and make others wonder why the fuck things are the way they are. And trust me, bro, I’m used to douches. Maybe I am one for standing up for what I believe haha whatever though, fuck it.
Dude, you have no ground to stand on with your argument. You said it doesn’t appeal to you, and I said that, that was your opinion. Get over yourself and move on, there is nothing wrong with Fraternities even though you desperately want there to be. Go talk about maturity and nerd rage somewhere else my friend. 0 fucks shall be given here.
Standing up for what you believe in? So people and friends shouldn’t have the right to form their OWN personal social groups, and form them the way THEY want to. Like I said, just another person bitching who didn’t get into one back in the day. Sad thing is, there is a group for everyone out there. Some people just aren’t strong willed enough to find it. They get turned down by the 1st place they go and turn into this guy up here. Someone who thinks he is on some noble quest of protecting what he believes in. When in reality, he is just bashing something that he has no factual knowledge about, and is basing his entire opinion off rumors. Go ahead bro, drop some truth bombs on society hahaha
@dman89, I think it’s important that we all take a step back and look at the condition our world is in before we decide to “randomly protest some politics.” Are you ok with all the bullshit out there? The military industrial complex and neo-colonialism? The increasing gap between the rich and the middle class? The continuing debates on social issues that are obviously a power struggle for straight, white, upper class men? The bullshit media spewing garbage at us and our kids? Commercialistic brainwashing for pointless shit that we don’t want but apparently NEED? The list goes on… Stop me if I’m wrong, but there’s obviously shit that needs to be fixed before we make it even worse. You can say I’ve failed, but it seems like you’ve failed your country and your species by neglecting to acknowledge the decline in humanity and existence. Think about it, ok friend? Thanks, come again.
Dude, this thread had nothing to do with any of that. It’s titled FRATS. The fact that you brought any of that into THIS discussion shows how desperate you really are (and that you know we’re right and can’t think of an argument anymore)
Brainwashing….HA, get over yourself.
Its not as big a deal as everyone’s making it to be. Go try it out and see if it’s for you, based on YOUR OWN experience!
I didn’t know what this until I saw this thread. We don’t have such things here. I learned something new today. I just didn’t get the part where you have to pay to have friends. Sounds sad.
I can’t believe people are actually telling you not to join a fraternity.
Not only should you should a fraternity, you should aspire to be one of the future leaders. you will gain so much valuable knowledge, and experience so many more amazing memories that people that never joined a fraternity will never understand.
Joining one was one of the best decisions of my life. You learn so much about yourself as well as how you function in an organization.
It’s not “buying friends.” That’s a myth invented by people, who don’t have many friends already, and despise fraternity people. You pay so that your Frat can put together big trips and events that YOU take part in. Not sad, just memorable. Haters gonna hate though
I’m a sophomore at a small, private, Christian college, and I’m not in one of the fraternities on campus. Although I wouldn’t consider joining one, I would never label them nor would I hold judgements against them because of what I SEE them doing. Unless you’ve been apart of a fraternity, or have a super good friend who is in one, you can’t pretend that you know anything about them. I understand only what I know, and don’t convince myself otherwise.
Live and let live.
I rushed several fraternities and found that some groups of guys are higher brow than others. Some guys like to play sports, others get wasted, and quite a few throw raging parties. Go to all of the rush events, find out if you click with any group of guys and then see if it’s worth the bullshit to a part of something larger than yourself. It can be an enlightening experience if it’s free of hazing, excessive drinking, etc.
haha wow. That was something. Very interesting to say the least. Valid points were made, thank you for that. Especially to the ones that stated their opinion in a non biased manner. I do beleive there was a lot of generalizations being made. Steryotypes. There is some truth to every one or it wouldnt exist. I just Finished rush and am Pledging DKE at lsu ( The original animal house, some of you may know.)
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