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Apr 25, 2008, 06:16AM

Don't Get Trapped

At perhaps his last college kegger, one senior is moved to reflect on the cookie-cutter apartment and boring job awaiting him upon graduation. He decides that's not a real enough world for him.

"As I aimlessly meandered through at least a hundred drunk, horny people in a house known as the Lounge, a lot of things occurred to me that I had never previously realized. Let me start by saying this: Like many of you out there, I am a socially late bloomer in a lot of aspects. I never partied in high school; I didn't party my first two years of college; and I just didn't transition well from high school to college, socially. But this was my life for about three years, with an extensive detour into an unpleasant binge last year that led me to what is commonly known as "rock bottom."

Here's what I realized during the Lounge party about the real world: It sucks. All it means is that you become a slave to a terrible job (no matter how much you convince yourself you love it), go to bed before the Daily Show and Colbert, and maybe have a good time when the weekend comes - if you're not too tired. And what do you have to show for it? A huge plasma television, some nice carpet and an inane life sponsored by ExtenZe. Is this really what we're preparing ourselves for when college ends?



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