As I watched the final YouTube video of Santa Barbara murder, Elliot Roger, he said something which I believe is a common misconception among society, particularly college students.
As Roger lamented his lack of romantic relationships and sexual experience he said: “College is the time when everyone experiences those things such as sex, and fun, and pleasure.”
First off, no one wants to hear your little pity party about your lack of a sex life.
Second, not true.
When Roger uses the words “fun” and “pleasure” he means these words in a sexual sense. This is where Roger would be wrong. “Everyone,” when defined by it’s actual meaning does not experience sex, "fun" and "pleasure" in college. Now if when Roger says “everyone” he means most people, then yes, he is likely correct. But I know many individuals who did not engage in sexual activity during their time in college.
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Strange as it seems there are some individuals, myself included, who are not interested in partying, the "college experience," an active sex life, and or finding a spouse. Yes, some of us are actually attending college for the purpose of acquiring an education, or to train for a career or both. Shocker, I know.
But this statement from Roger is very telling. I do not doubt that Roger and many other college students fully believe that statement. This is a common misconception due to the fact that we have been lied to by society.
Not only that but Roger also laments that he has been in college for over two and a half years which means he is well into his junior year and has not engaged in a sexual relationship. It is as if he is insinuating that there is some unwritten rule that one must have engaged in sexual activity by a certain point in their college education or else you’re either gay or a prude.
Now, I’m not participating in the blame game here. We can’t blame the fact that Roger has been lied to by society and used that as a way to excuse his horrific actions. I’m simply pointing out, that Roger and many other individuals have fallen prey to society’s lie that "college is for sex."
I am also not making a moral argument about the morality of sexual activity in college. I am merely presenting a logical argument as to why Roger's is one of the most illogical statements I’ve ever heard.
First, college costs a lot of money. So why would you want to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for an active sex life? If you’re willing to pay for sex, then why not just pay a hooker? I am pretty certain that even in the long run you’re not going to spend near the same amount on a hooker that you would spend on college.
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Now what about those fortunate individuals who don’t have to pay a dime out of pocket for college expenses, whether it’s grants, scholarships, or their parents who are paying the bill, or some combination of the three? If you’re truly not interested in an education and are only attending for the readily available sex life, with no parents around, then why are you even there?
Even if you don’t give a crap about college you have to at least pretend like you do, as long as you are going to be there. Can you skip classes? Sure, but not every class and not every day. College is hard work, even if you are putting in minimal effort. So why put yourself through the tests, projects, papers and assignments, when you’re not interested in it.
Now, it’s not to say that sexual activity does not occur on college campuses because it does. Yes, even on Christian college campuses.
But if you haven’t a shred of interest in a college education, then your being there defies all logic. This is true regardless of whether or not you are paying for it.
Think about it this way: If your goal is not an education but an active sex life, why are you wasting your time going to class, and working on studies, when you could be having sex? Or doing anything else you want to do and not doing something you have no interest in.
If you are seeking an active sex life or a series of one night stands, just pay a hooker. Or I am sure there is no lack of horny individuals who would be willing to oblige you.
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