This shows a perfect example of ignorance. It is no different than hating a religion you’ve never practiced or experienced. You have no insight, no foundation for which to make your accusations. The shallowness doesn’t come from being a part of organizations that have enriched peoples lives for centuries, but from people like this who think they are entitled to bash and degrade the choices of others.
If greeks are so incompetent and not independent as you say, please explain why 33 Presidents and 17 Vice Presidents of the United States were Greek? How about the fact that 85% of the Fortune 500 executives are members of Greek organizations and of the nation’s 50 largest corporations, 43 are headed by Greeks. Or why greeks tend to hold better grades and have a higher chance of being hired over non-greeks? Explain why persons involved in greek life are natural leaders and go on to be leaders in their communities, careers and personal lives? And if we’re so shallow, how is it that Greek organizations raise and donate millions of dollars a year for philanthropic causes and volunteer hundreds of hours in local, national and international communities?
Do some research before you lump all greeks into a stereotypical category.
So no, I’ve never had a childhood growing up saying, “daddy, buy me this” or attending country clubs for my 16th birthday, and I certainly do not own matching Vera Bradley luggage, but I have found a support group of people who love and respect me for who I am. Who have been a rock when I needed it in my life and have pushed me to be the best version of myself. Reminding me to hold my life in accordance with our ritual and never forgetting that my actions reflect on others. Regardless of what you and your narrow mindedness thinks, greek life has changed my life in more ways then I can count. I have become a confident and eloquent young woman who is a leader thanks to my involvement in an organization that bases itself on steadfast ritual and tradition. I will take my experiences with me for the rest of my life and you’re right, will raise my children to expect greatness from themselves as well.
So I pose these questions to the antagonists to greek life. What have you done with your life to be proud of? What have you offered your community? What do you stand for and how have you strived to achieve it? Because I can answer every single question easily. I know where I belong and I will have a support group for the rest of my life.
And if you say I paid for my friends, then I certainly didn’t pay enough.