While there are many things out there that separate us as fraternal gentlemen from the unwashed GDI kin of the world, no one factor means more than confidence. Sure, there are a few GDIs out there who are fairly confident (though I don’t understand why) but nothing breeds self assurance quite like the Greek systems of old.
After a few years on campus, many Greeks tend to begin to walk around as if they own the place. To be fair, though, we practically do considering the stranglehold we have on student governments around the nation. The simple fact is that being Greek breeds an aura of assurance that is nearly impenetrable, benefiting its recipients for a lifetime.
It’s amazing how much you can accomplish simply by being confident in your actions. Through pledging and the early stages of brotherhood, we learn slowly but surely that we are, in fact, better than most other people, and we begin to carry this fact into our daily lives. Before you know it most brothers are walking into bars with their heads held high, greeting the bouncer by name while showing him a fake ID, and keeping a whiskey ginger in each hand and a 9 or better slam on each arm.
Several people, like myself, come into their college of choice with an unnaturally high confidence and simply learn to channel it better through the pledging process (ie getting your face rubbed into the dirt until you realize you aren’t God’s gift to the fraternity). While this channeling is great, it’s the more introverted kids’ transformations that really impress me. We all know a few brothers who started off pledging quiet and timid, but slowly grew into borderline arrogant beer chugging animals who exclusively bring home top-tier slams. It’s a beautiful thing.
Confidence is the one X-factor that is absolutely invaluable to any human being. It helps your job prospects. It helps you make friends. It even can get you some sweet sorostitute tail (quite often, actually). Confidence can take an incoming freshmen from chump to champ in just 10 short weeks of pledgeship (or longer if they fuck up). Confidence can be the difference between having your bed full every night, or renewing that Bangbros subscription every month for $29.95. While I don’t suggest you stop to admire yourself in the mirror every time you pass by, if you always keep a positive swagger to your actions people can’t help but notice. Just always remember to keep it classy and don’t belittle the lesser folk around. Half of the confidence battle is being poised enough to not have to talk shit about the insignificant. They aren’t worth the time of day, and trust me they realize their worthlessness without needing a reminder from us. To quote White Goodman: “We’re better than you, and we know it!”