University education is the key to unlock the golden door to freedom. Campus life gives the students the best freedom ever! But is excess freedom good? It is a topic which has been subjected to debate for several years. Since most students in the universities have a flexible program, then such learners will always not miss several hours of free time during the day. Freedom impacts the life of campus students in various ways depending on how the learners use their free time. Some students will use the free time to hustle part-time jobs hence earning several coins which supports their upkeep in the university. However, the majority of the students utilize the freedom to engage in vices such as drug abuse, theft, and prostitution among others. Since university freedom believes more harm than good, the paper reviews some of the arguments in favor or against the statement.
Most students are always idle during the weekends and some weekdays and some of them uses the time to engage in drug and substance abuse. Just make a walk around the best clubs surrounding the campuses during the weekends and u will realize that majority are students. The most commonly abused drugs include cigarettes, Marijuana, and alcohol. It’s really painful when the students utilize the little penny given by their parents in purchasing drugs instead of using the money efficiently. The effects of drug abuse are inevitable. They include failure to attend lectures, exam failures, suspensions and sometimes expulsion from universities. Drug abuse also results in adverse health effects such as liver cirrhosis, lung cancer, loss of memory among others. Freedom is attributed to the cause of all these evils.
Freedom is turning young boys and girls to professional burglars. A large percentage of campus students do not know how to manage the finances given by their parents and sponsors. Some learners risk by using the fees given by the parents in buying personal effects and other uses like gambling thinking that they will get other sources of money. Such students always find themselves in difficult situations which requires a lot of money for paying fees, food and personal uses. After assessing the possible alternatives at their disposal, some of them decide to turn into professional thieves. They walk around the streets during the wee hours of the night stealing people’s property and money to earn a living. With time the students advance their criminal activities into banks and other big organizations. Robbery is a criminal offense which is punishable by law and the few thieves that escape death by polices’ live bullets end up spending the majority of their lives in prison. Some people argue that freedom is good but if it causes one to become a robber, then its fruits become bitter.
Talk of freedom on campus and u will realize how it has ruined the lives of many students through prostitution, come we stay marriages and other criminal offenses such as rape. Campus ladies account for the largest percentage of prostitutes in big towns and cities. On another hand, some ladies will prefer to reside with their male counterparts for the whole semester and then at the end of the semester the students pack and head to their respective homes. Residing together with no bidding agreements for official marriage is come we stay and this condition is becoming worse each and every day in universities. It leads to unwanted pregnancies, abortions and in other circumstances the excessive use of family planning pills which might destroy the womb. There are also cases of ladies who have been raped when they are drunk and all this happens in the name of freedom.
Some students have taken advantage of the free time they have on campus and use it to do part-time jobs. Some of the jobs include operation of movie shops, cyber, photocopying and printing shops, and hotels. The students can also work on nearby companies and industries on a part-time basis. The development and sale of soft wares is also another job commonly done by university students. The engagement in these jobs boosts the financial income of the students. The income gained from the part-time jobs can be used in purchasing of food, personal effects and sometimes paying school fees minimizing the burden on the parents. With time, the students are also able to expand their businesses from side-hustle to the main job thus reducing chances of being jobless after school.
In conclusion, university freedom brings more harm than good. It brings idleness which can lead to drug and substance abuse, especially during the weekends. Excessive drug abuse results in failure of exams, suspensions and sometimes expulsions. It also causes adverse health effects such as lung cancer, liver cirrhosis, loss of memory among others. Freedom has also led to university students engaging in criminal activities such as theft and robbery with violence. Prostitution, rape and come we stay marriage cases are common among university students due to freedom guaranteed in such institutions. These are some of the few cases which point the negative impacts of freedom offered in the universities.