When I started college, I decided to try rushing a sorority. The Greek system seemed like a fun way to make friends and find people with similar interests. Though the major struggle for me and my family was figuring out how to pay my dues every semester, that was only a fraction of my experience as a Greek. Below are some experiences I had within the system that made me lose my trust in its ways.
We all know what "ghosting" is in today's world. This phenomenon, put simply, is when one person in some type of relationship decides to cut off all contact with another, without even granting an explanation or reason. They just decide that, for whatever reason, they aren't ready for a relationship, or, in some cases, just don't want to be with that particular person. I've began to assume that insecurity, lack of emotional maturity, and minimal communication skills are core reasons why people ghost. To put it cruelly, these people just do not want to speak to you anymore. They do not give a reason and a lot of times there are no signs of potential ghosting until they just disappear. It sounds just as cruel and disrespectful as it is. And because of the innate carelessness and emotional cruelty these ghosters cause their ghostees, I will never defend, condone, or accept ghosting as a healthy or fair way to end a "talking stage" or a relationship.
Our generation has created a warped sense of success, wealth, and beauty standards. So warped in fact, that women everywhere have begun to support and condone long term, and at times permanent, choices that will not lead them to long-term success, such as not going to college, beauty school, trade school, etc., and instead planning on living off of their looks and appearance, as though it were just as praise-worthy.