Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Frat Boys Fall Prey To ‘Guyland Syndrome’

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Being a frat boy can lead to a horrible retreat into “guyland.”

For many frat boys the wild times in college lead to a sad, pathetic life in their post-graduate years, according to sociology professor Michael Kimmel, author of Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men (Harper).

He says college boys, particularly former fraternity brothers, follow their university experience by falling into a place he calls “guyland.”

He explains, “Guyland is a new stage of life where guys just play video games, binge drink, hook up with girls, watch violent porn, and do nothing with their lives. They prolong adolescence as long as they can.”

Kimmel says many dudes fall into guyland because they don’t have to rush into adulthood and believe they have everything they want.

Though living in guyland can last 10 or more years, Kimmel says smart fellas can avoid it by nurturing friendships with good people, and “listening to their heart” when it comes to bad activities.

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