SO, I have been observing my fellow analysts and I htink that I have come to the conclusion that the reason a lot of them look 30 after 2 years is not the hours, and maybe not even the pressure, but it is the lifestyle. After a week of intensive work, a lot of people do not just settle in for a quiet night at home, but instead choose to go out and get fucking wasted 2-3 nights in a row, staying out till like 4 am and then being hung over for the whole morning.
Now, I have been through college and was in a fraternity and I know that people who got trashed 7 days a week, looked a lot more aged and beaten than those who studied in the library till 4 am every night of the week. I do think that if you are a banker, who gets drunk to relax on a regular basis, the analyst stint will take its toll on your appearance a lot more than on an analyst, who likes to have a good time, every now and then, but generally prefers a quiet night in. maybe, he will look 27 at the end of the 2 year stint and not 30. Your thoughts?
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