[nabs-l] college parties

Zachary N. Griego-Dreicer zdreicer at gmail.com
Thu Aug 25 17:29:17 UTC 2016


Thank you Joe! This is also definitely something to take into consideration. I suppose too that one can go, but nobody can force them to drink or do drugs unless they really want to, too. Maybe next time I could go for the enjoyment.
Sent from my Macbook Pro 13

> On Aug 25, 2016, at 11:32, Joe Orozco via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> 
> What happens at these parties? I think that's the question Zachary's
> honing in on, and the answer is that, well, it depends. A college
> party may sound wild by virtue of it being a college party, but are we
> talking about a fraternity party? Just a group of friends getting
> together? A young professional networking party?
> 
> Like anything else, there are extremes. At one end of the spectrum you
> could enjoy a casual conversation with a small group of people at
> someone's apartment. At the other end of the extreme you could find
> yourself in the middle of the woods enjoying loud music, drinks,
> drugs, and sex. What you experience I think ultimately depends on the
> context of the party. I was a part of my university's debate squad. We
> were never crazy, but when we played, we played hard and drank heavy
> because we all trusted each other not to do anything we would regret.
> 
> The best way to prepare is to figure out in advance what your limits
> are. Don't wait until you're in the situation to figure out what you
> should or should not do. If you don't want to drink, don't drink. The
> same is true of drugs. I assure you chances are very good you'll find
> someone else at the party who is probably feeling the same way you are
> and would love to team up with you to feel stronger about their
> convictions.
> 
> And, who knows? Maybe this young lady wants you to go to one of these
> parties because she just wants to hang out with you? Sometimes it's
> good to analyze the situation, think about the pros and cons and
> assess the consequences. At other times a party is just a party and
> you are at no more risk of being hurt than you would be walking down
> the street.
> 
> Good luck to you!
> 
> Joe
> 
> 
> On 8/25/16, Zachary N. Griego-Dreicer via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>> Thanks for the advice Jonathan and all. I think I should try it at least
>> once
>> Sent from my Macbook Pro 13
>> 
>>> On Aug 25, 2016, at 10:37, Jonathan Franks via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
>>> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Greetings Nabs,
>>> yes,performing well in College is vital and very important. One should
>>> focus a significant time to their studies and coursework. However, we
>>> must be cognizant  of our own mental and physical awareness. If we
>>> spend all of our time focusing on our schoolwork, that is a
>>> prescription for burnout. We as College students need to balance into
>>> our lives time for self-care. Whether it is exercising, spending time
>>> with friends, going to the movies or any other type of activity that
>>> is  geared to increase our happiness positively is vital to our
>>> success in College. Ultimately, it is up to you if you want to attend
>>> this College party. College is not only a time for academic growth and
>>> success, but it is a time to make friends, take part in new
>>> experiences that will help mold us into positive leaders in our
>>> careers and if you are involved in the NFB, leaders in the Federation.
>>> 
>>> Whatever you choose to do, I wish you and everyone success in their
>>> academic and future careers.
>>> 
>>> Warm regards,
>>> 
>>> Jonathan Franks BSW
>>> Board Member
>>> National Federation of the Blind of Texas
>>> Treasurer
>>> Texas Association of Blind Students
>>> 
>>> On 8/25/16, KENNEDY STOMBERG via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>>>> All of that said, some people would argue that parties are kind of just
>>>> a
>>>> part of the college experience, and that you should experience that. I'm
>>>> not
>>>> big into parties myself, but if you want to give it a try, go for it!
>>>> College is for trying new things. That said, if you do go to a party, be
>>>> smart about it. Make sure there's a friend who always knows where you
>>>> are
>>>> it's sort of generally. I would recommend this for anyone regardless of
>>>> their amount of sight. Regardless of whether you decide to go to parties
>>>> or
>>>> not, remember that well academics is of course extremely important,
>>>> having a
>>>> social life is good. I learned the hard way that without a social life,
>>>> you
>>>> sort of go insane. :-) Good luck!
>>>> 
>>>> Kennedy Stomberg
>>>> (218)295-2391
>>>> 
>>>>> On Aug 25, 2016, at 8:35 AM, amazing tech via NABS-L
>>>>> <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>> I would stay away from parties focus on graduation. Tell yourself that
>>>>> earning a degree is more important.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>> Aaron Linson
>>>>> CEO Linson Productions.
>>>>> CEO Blind Faith Project
>>>>> 
>>>>>> On Aug 25, 2016, at 9:24 AM, Zachary N. Griego-Dreicer via NABS-L
>>>>>> <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> I am here  for academics and athletics there is a goalball team that
>>>>>> I'm
>>>>>> a part of too! What typically happens that this kind of party?
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Sent from my iPhone 6 Using VoiceOver
>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> On Aug 25, 2016, at 07:10, roanna bacchus via NABS-L
>>>>>>> <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Many people go to college for different reasons.  For me it is all
>>>>>>> about
>>>>>>> the academics and social life comes afterward.  Yes I think you
>>>>>>> should
>>>>>>> politely decline this invitation.  It would be helpful for your sweet
>>>>>>> mates to have contact information for your host family.
>>>>>>> 
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