“Girls rule and boys drool.” “Girls go to college to get more knowledge but boys go to Jupiter to get more stupider.” These are just a few of the popular phrases used by adolescent girls to flaunt their gender pride, but could they be true? Barbara Ehrenreich compares the work ethics and social habits of males and females in her article from Time magazine entitled “Guys Just Want to Have Fun.” According to Ehrenreich, girls are the achievers in today’s world while we boys sit back and play, causing her to conclude that it is the females that will one day rule the world. This may have some truths to it, but gender isn’t the issue. One doesn’t need to drowned himself in a pool of text books and obsessively strive for perfect grades. The social party habits and laid back attitude of people is not going to destroy their futures. There is nothing wrong with having a little fun on your way to a college education. The fact of the matter is good grades and test scores are nothing without a personality and communication skills to back them up. It comes down to this; a person, male or female, who sit at home secluded from society with their noses buried in books will have no advantage over someone who get average grades and enjoy a highly active social lifestyle. I have learned from personal experience that it doesn’t take a life dedicate solely to studies and work to be an achiever. My older brother was a bookworm, spending the majority of his time studying and doing homework. He came home from school and immediately sat down at the kitchen table and wouldn’t get up until all his work was done. His hard work did pay off, earning him a spot at the top of his class. He is currently a third year engineering student at Grand Valley State University. I was as opposite as day and night. Homework was the last thing on my mind. When I got home from school I ran straight out to hang out with my friends. My studying was all done last minute...
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