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In response to the accusations made by the column titled “Students shouldn’t feel they need to conform” (CT, Nov. 17), I’d like to throw in my two cents, which rarely buys you anything these days. Perhaps my two cents will get me the satisfaction of putting to rest some of the ridiculous statements made in the column, which ironically were quite conformist to unoriginal thoughts voiced by non fraternity males who think Uggs are ugly.
To clue you in, many girls agree that Uggs are ugly as well, but if you had not noticed, Blacksburg can turn into a frozen tundra that requires warmer footwear. Therefore, when we wear Uggs it is not in fact because we want to look like Eskimos, think guys love it, or are trying to win over a husband perhaps it is because they are sensible shoes and not necessarily fashionable ones we are interested in. degree and not their MRS. Among some of the many men that have done great things are Robert Redford (Oscar winning actor), Michael Eskew (CEO of UPS), Edwin Hubble (Nobel Prize winning astronomer; namesake of Hubble Telescope), Tim McGraw (award winning country music artist), John F. Kennedy and Theodore Roosevelt (both former United States of America presidents), and the list continues. Interestingly enough, all the previous men listed were in fraternities in college, so I cannot wait to see what some of the fine men in fraternities from Virginia Tech will do with their futures.
Conformity and non conformity for the sake of being a non conformist are negative effects that can occur by attending a place of higher education, or being human. If you can help it, remember what we all learned in second grade about being as different as stars and what a wonderful thing that is. The college level take on that elementary nugget of wisdom can be expressed through a quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson: “A man must consider what a rich realm he abdicates when he becomes a conformist.”.