LONDON – LIVING – For many people, partying and college seems to go hand in hand. It seems that the majority of all college students look forward to the weekend where they can party and drink all night. But that should not be what college is about. While there is nothing wrong with going to a party occasionally, partying should still be limited due to the following reasons.
- You need to remember the reason why you’re in college – many college students think that their time in school is all about parties, but you should always remember why you are in college in the first place. Your parents, if they are paying for your education, did not send you to college to just party every weekend. If you’ve taken out student loans just to go to college, don’t take it for granted by prioritizing partying over being serious about your studies. That’s not saying that all partying is bad, but it should not be the one thing that you prioritize above others. Your studies should still be your priority. College is not just a place for partying, but it is what will prepare you for your lifetime career. You don’t want to waste the time drinking and partying when you could be planning how to be successful after you graduate from college.
- Partying is not the only way to meet people, or to fit in – the truth is, there are actually some people who do not really embrace the party culture in college, but many of them feel pressured by their peers to party and drink. They think that it is the only way to socialize and make friends. Students should not think that way. There are many activities that you can do during the weekend that would not leave you with a bad hangover or questioning the decisions you made the night before. If you are not a fan of partying, you do not have to give in to friends who try to force you to do so. You can join them from time to time, but also find time to do activities that you actually like. Maybe you can go hiking with other people, or you can see about doing a hobby you’ve always wanted to do. You’ll find friends who will share your same ideals and ideas for having fun, just don’t be afraid to put yourself out there.
- Too much partying may lead to substance abuse – one of the biggest concerts with the party culture in college is that it can lead to substance abuse. It is impossible to find a college party without alcohol, and while some do not have the problem of limiting their alcohol intake, there are those who consume too much that it affects their personal lives to the point that they can no longer function properly in society. Limiting your partying will lessen that probability and you will not have to face rehab in order to learn how to stop drinking.