Students must rise above street mindset

At any club in Tallahassee, you can almost guarantee that with a group of intoxicated people, some type of disagreement is going to happen.

Honestly, have you ever been to a club where a fight didn’t break out?

Even more disturbing than that, is that sometimes the individuals involved in these altercations are college students.

Rosa Parks once said, “If you want to be respected for your actions, then your behavior must be above reproach.” As individuals who are in pursuit of a higher education, you would think that the actions of these students would be a reflection of that, whether in the classroom or in the club.

We’re not saying that as college students you shouldn’t have a good time, but we are saying that your good time shouldn’t involve you going to jail or acting in a manner that is unbecoming of a future leader, entrepreneurer or educator.

Would you really want to apply for a job and then have to explain to your future employer that the felony on your record came from an incident at The Moon?

The decisions that you make today, no matter how small or insignificant, will impact your life in the future. No one should make you so mad that you are willing to compromise your education, future success or reputation because somebody looked at you wrong or pushed you just a little too hard in the club.

Education is something that comes with experience and when you know better you should “do better.”

So, to all of you who might have been in situations that caused you to get angry, take time to evaluate the situation and ask yourself if you are truly willing to deal with the consequences that will come as a result of your actions.