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Young People Who Sacrifice Romance for 'Unencumbered Striving' - Conor Friedersdorf - The Atlantic

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"After interviewing 60 women at the University of Pennsylvania over the course of a year, Kate Taylor of the New York Times posits that "hookup culture" isn't just driven by young men. It's also "a functional strategy for today's hard-charging and ambitious young women, allowing them to have enjoyable sex lives while focusing most of their energy on academic and professional goals."

The article begins with one woman's story.

"I positioned myself in college in such a way that I can't have a meaningful romantic relationship, because I'm always busy," she reflected. "...there are so many other things going on in my life that I find so important that I just, like, can't make time, and I don't want to make time.""

She thinks she's being rational but I believe her priorities are backward.

FIRST enjoy your youth and hopefully find love in doing so.

No one ever said on their deathbed they wish they had worked more. 

you guys are speaking from the other side, through the lens of retrospective.we had the same kind of 'rationale' when we were in school, and we learned all that we needed later will happen for these kids.

this is an example of the media putting on record a group whose ideals change wildly during said formative 20s.

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