STL JA wrote:Personally, I could careless about them. I'm not going to say all frat guys are douchebags, but the majority of ones I have run across have been fools. For some reason, they think they're hot shit. Same can be said about the bimbos in sororities...
I agree with you and it's unfortunate. I would say the majority ARE assholes that think that they are better than non-fraternity guys or worse, better than anyone else not in their fraternity. There are many fraternities that, if I saw a guy wearing the letters, I would never want to say a word to them because that's how low I think of them and what they do to their pledges/girls/etc. There ARE some decent ones though and my fraternity is an example; I wouldn't have joined a fraternity if it wasn't.
By the same token, there are decent sororities too. <tangent> Several sororities and fraternities are academic ones as well and granted the fact that they aren't that much fun (or in the sororities case, particularly attractive) they are in it for the right reasons I think.
In general, most fraternities have the "creeds" or cool sounding fluff that they say they believe in but really don't, which basically defeats the purpose for their existence, which, to me, makes a lot of them all one and the same.</tangent>
Ruutu wrote:Waukee, it sounds like you're in it for the right reasons, though. The people I'm referring to are those who DO fit into the stereotype...and there are a lot of them, even some of my friends.
By the way, are you in Bloomington?
ksbluesfan wrote:Pledging loyalty to a bunch of assholes that will forget your name a month after they failed out of their last semester?
Yup, you are the omniscient zen master on fraternity life.
glen a richter wrote:Frats = buying friends, and frankly I'm offended that the term Greek is associated with asshat frat kids acting like jerks. It offends me as a Greek to be cast in the same light as them.