"For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God."

– Romans 8:14

What if You're Wrong?

Well I was waiting for something to inspire me into writing a new blog post and look at that America, I've been inspired. For real, I've been struggling to think about things to write about and unless some major epiphany hits me late at night, these blogs are going to slowly diminish. And I know you don't want that to happen right? Of course not! So see that box over on the right side of your screen? Go ahead take a look, I'll wait...ready? Okay. Leave me a message of what you'd like to see me write about for my blogs. I'll do the research, put in the time, and hopefully provide you with a little wisdom. I've been told that I give good advice, so maybe take this chance to pick my brain. See what I have to say about something. Leave me a message and I'll title the post specifically to you! (perks!) Trust me it's a lot more exciting seeing your name up in...type, than continuously refreshing the NewsFeed on Facebook. Alright I'm done with that. On with the post.

I had a conversation with a good friend of mine about college and just how our experiences have been so far. Now being an individual that chooses to not participate in the same activities as the typical college student, my views and outlook on some of those activities is usually completely different than my peers. But that's just my personal decision. It's not affecting you so don't worry about it. Okay?

So something that I saw a couple weeks ago really just pressed the wrong button on me for some reason. It was a tweet. From one of those things you follow because they have  funny or applicable tweets that you can retweet. For those of you that aren't "hip to the twit" (wow that was lame) it's just like copying and pasting someone's status as your own but in the Twitter world it's socially acceptable, unlike in Facebook where it can be seen as creeperish. Anyways...the tweet read something like this:

"Why am I so bad? Because my greatest fear is waking up in 50 years and thinking 'I wish I had'"

Don't you think that you could have the same exact fear coming from the opposite end of that spectrum? Couldn't you make a decision when you're younger that you wish you hadn't made in 50 years? Something that might have ruined your life? Or worse, something that has hurt you or another far past repair? Well I don't see the point. I don't see the point in making a stupid decision right now because you're afraid you'll regret not doing it further down the road. It just doesn't make sense to me.

Now I'm not saying in any way am I perfect, because I know for a fact that I'm not, but why is this college student lifestyle so glamorous to us? Why is the need to get trashed and have crazy drunken stories of such high importance in college? I have yet to hear a good enough reason why that is the way people choose to live.

Now before you go and assume that I think this way because I've never partied or whatever, take another guess. I have in fact, made decisions that I'm not proud of, but I won't lie. I did have a good time and at the time I thought it was the right thing to do. But looking back on it all now shows me that it just wasn't worth it. It wasn't worth lying to my parents and sneaking around, or really just cutting away at my character and self-respect. That one night of drunken fun wasn't worth the guilt I carried around for over 3 years. And it still isn't worth it today.

It's just hard to deal with. Probably a lot more than many of you understand. There are those of us that choose to not participate in those activities, and seeing everyone around us doing the very things we're trying to resist, can really wear us down.

I'm not writing this to tell you to not drink or whatever because I have no right in saying that, but I just want you to think about the people that you're affecting when you do. If you choose to drink responsibly, thank you for doing that. But to those that throw all caution to the wind and have no regard for anything but their good times, think a little harder about the decisions you're making.

There's more to life than what you may think.

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