July 4th Recap: A Time to Celebrate GDIs

Millennials Only! | denicehamilton | July 6, 2016

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By Denice Hamilton


Quit scrubbing the American flag off your forehead and listen to what I have to say.

July 4th is an important holiday with an important purpose. It’s not just a dumb Hallmark holiday like Martin Luther King Day. It’s definitely not like Cinco de Mayo, where you just get drunk because it’s finally May or whatever. No, July 4th is Independence Day—the day when we celebrate people not in Greek life for being “goddamn independent.”
You have no idea what kind of courage these people have. As everyone knows, being in a fraternity or a sorority is so lit. But when you’re not in one, it’s like, how do you figure out what to do with your Thursday nights? And all your other nights?
The people who we celebrate on Independence Day go through so many daily struggles. They have to text a bunch of people to see which fraternities are having parties, pay people for tailgate wristbands, take their own notes in class, join dumb campus clubs, hang out with ugly people, develop their own personalities, eat at dining halls, develop their own personalities, and face many other terrible obstacles. It is important that we take a day to celebrate these brave people and recognize the hard stuff they go through literally every day.
So I guess what I am trying to say is, thank you to the geeds for everything you do to make my life better. Thanks for making me realize how blessed I am for having so many friends, social opportunities, and instagram followers. Thanks for helping boost my social status. Thanks for going to bottom tier frats so that I don’t have to. Your struggles really help me put things in perspective.
And most of all, thanks for being a member of the population that inspired this holiday, so that I didn’t have to go to my social media internship on Monday.