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To: reaganaut1

I worked my way through college. And I can guarantee you that when you work to finance your college career - you count every single penny.

Going out to party with the guys, meant about a week’s worth of groceries that couldn’t be purchased. So, the parties I attended were few, and far between. Looking back, this was both good and bad - I didn’t party much, but I also wasn’t able to date much either.


2 posted on 05/17/2012 8:01:38 AM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: Hodar
The researchers found a striking correlation: the group of college students least likely to report engaging in risky behavior (drinking, binge drinking, marijuana use and smoking) were those who contributed the most, financially, to their own education.

Knock me over with a feather!

I suppose if you applied the same research methodology to explore the drug and excessive alcohol use of those on the government dole and trust fund brats to the general population who had to buy drugs and alcohol with money they actually earned, you would find the rates of consumption much lower among the group which had to work.

But even engaging in such research would be considered racism and judgmental against the poor.

4 posted on 05/17/2012 8:13:15 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Hodar

Helping kids through with a modest allowance really helps ... especially in desperate situations.


5 posted on 05/17/2012 8:16:11 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: Hodar

[ I worked my way through college. And I can guarantee you that when you work to finance your college career - you count every single penny.

Going out to party with the guys, meant about a week’s worth of groceries that couldn’t be purchased. So, the parties I attended were few, and far between. Looking back, this was both good and bad - I didn’t party much, but I also wasn’t able to date much either. ]

I worked through college too and I didn’t party at all. I only partied when I had a good reason to like when I graduated from college or when I got a new job or when i bought a house. And those occasions were no excuse to binge drink either, but to celebrate with restraint.


9 posted on 05/17/2012 8:26:28 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Hodar

-—but I also wasn’t able to date much either.-—

My engineering school was 9-1 M/F. That could have had a lot to do with it. It’s a lot easier to begin relationships in a non-threatening environment, like a classroom, instead of having to drive to girls schools.


12 posted on 05/17/2012 8:34:47 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (hViva Christo Rey!)
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