January 07, 2006

There are sensible young people

Contrary to what you hear about peer pressure in school, University is the opposite. You hear about people being called uncool if they choose not to smoke and decline to try a fag. Two nights ago at the collisseum Mark offered me his ciger (he only mokes cigars and only on special occasions) and I declined. Whereas in school I guess you would have been mocked and bullied for that, they said that I was sensible and Nat wished that she hadn't started in the first place.

It's not a great surprise, but just an interesting observation.

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  1. When I arrived at Warwick in Sept. 2004, one of the first things I noticed was how nobody judges you for the way you look. This was such a relief for me, as I was bullied at school, and couldn't walk between lessons without at least one person shouting 'ginger minger' at me. University is such a more open place.

    07 Jan 2006, 19:52

  2. Nice, innit? In fact, I notice how people are generally more appreciative if you, for example, dress in an unusual way.

    Mostly because me and everybody else have been wearing the same four outfits since we got here, being poor and unimaginative students and all.

    07 Jan 2006, 20:42

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