High school students in the nation's affluent suburbs view their lives as empty and meaningless, get their pleasure from sex and drugs and consider school "unpaid labor," according to a Rutgers sociologist. Prof. Ralph W. Larkin, who studied a high school in a wealthy suburban community about 30 miles from New York, says he found that "underlying the consumption of pleasure is a sense of malaise. [But] this uneasiness is not to be mistaken for guilt, for there is little guilt expressed about sexual and drug indulgences." Larkin found that virginity was regarded as less than a virtue for girls and a stigma for boys. Lack of sexual experience seemed to indicate a lack of sexual attractiveness. The students, he said, "have learned to consume with pleasure, manage their emotions and keep their eyes on the light at the end of the tunnel." The principal problem they face, he said, is "lack of meaning in their lives." The social structure in the high school went this way: At the top are three elite subcultures -- rah-rah jocks full of sports and school spirit; intellectuals, models of academic achievement, and politicos, student leaders. Below the elites are the freaks, who cut class, smoke pot at school, and the greasers, who, like the jocks, tend to be from working class homes and who cause what Larkin terms a "class struggle" at school. The greasers take out their frustrations in violence and vandalism. Comparing the students of today with those of similar backgrounds in the 1950s and '60s, the school's guidance counselor said: "Kids hate school much more now than they did then. And I mean the word hate and underline it . . ."