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    (Original post by pencilcasetapper)
    I am sick to death of people claiming how amazing their lives are because they go out every week on a Friday and a Saturday, drinking to death, ending up intoxicated on the road and generally being a nuisance?

    It seems that for the majority of young people, their lives consists of just socialising, getting drunk, doing drugs and acting like a **** on the streets.

    Do people not care about the future consequences of their actions?

    I am not saying that alcohol is bad, but I disagree with getting drunk in order to get drunk. It seems people have nothing better with their lives to do.

    This argument that we only live once, and we should make the most out of today, and we're young, and it's only a bit of fun is complete bull****.
    because you're old, bitter, ugly and just plain sad. get a life grandpa..
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    Can anyone explain to me why it is seen as a sign of ritual by virtually every young adult?
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    (Original post by pencilcasetapper)
    I am sick to death of people claiming how amazing their lives are because they go out every week on a Friday and a Saturday, drinking to death, ending up intoxicated on the road and generally being a nuisance?

    It seems that for the majority of young people, their lives consists of just socialising, getting drunk, doing drugs and acting like a **** on the streets.

    Do people not care about the future consequences of their actions?

    I am not saying that alcohol is bad, but I disagree with getting drunk in order to get drunk. It seems people have nothing better with their lives to do.

    This argument that we only live once, and we should make the most out of today, and we're young, and it's only a bit of fun is complete bull****.
    These things are integral parts of Northern European cultures. You must understand that most northern Europeans alive today are alive because in many cases their ancestors preferred the taste of alcohol to water (and thus consumed more alcohol). In the days before water purification/desalination plants etc. it was safer to consume alcohol as a 'staple beverages' instead of water.

    As a result, many northern European males and females have taste buds that are very responsive to the taste of alcohol. Also, in northern European nations the winters were often very cold, dark and dreary so it is quite natural for them to behave wildly to cheer themselves up.

    It may seem strange to us, but it is a key part of their Western culture and for many of them is close to their hearts - so we shouldn't tamper with it
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    (Original post by effofex)
    These things are integral parts of Northern European cultures. You must understand that most northern Europeans alive today are alive because in many cases their ancestors preferred the taste of alcohol to water (and thus consumed more alcohol). In the days before water purification/desalination plants etc. it was safer to consume alcohol as a 'staple beverages' instead of water.

    As a result, many northern European males and females have taste buds that are very responsive to the taste of alcohol. Also, in northern European nations the winters were often very cold, dark and dreary so it is quite natural for them to behave wildly to cheer themselves up.

    It may seem strange to us, but it is a key part of their Western culture and for many of them is close to their hearts - so we shouldn't tamper with it
    So the bull**** culture reason, right? How is that any justification that there is a widely held belief that in order to have fun you must get drunk?
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    Supposedly 'Because time isn't wasted when you are getting wasted'

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    (Original post by pencilcasetapper)
    So the bull**** culture reason, right? How is that any justification that there is a widely held belief that in order to have fun you must get drunk?
    I don't think anyone thinks you can only have fun when you are drunk, I would guess that anyone who thinks that has a very sad existence, but that does not mean getting a nice buzz on a night out to can't be great fun, and is nothing to be ashamed off.

    And besides, even if most people did hold that opinion, why does it need justification? There is no excuse for causing a disturbance to other people, but if I hypothetically only had fun while drunk, why the hell should you care?

    If it ain't affecting you, mind your own business.
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    (Original post by Classical Liberal)
    Liquid confidence. Going to clubs and parties with loads of people and being sober is really ****. Amazingly ****.
    Not sure what clubs you go to....


    The clubs I go to 90% of peopel are sober, then again were all mixed/race black so naturally confident...
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    (Original post by pencilcasetapper)
    I am sick to death of people claiming how amazing their lives are because they go out every week on a Friday and a Saturday, drinking to death, ending up intoxicated on the road and generally being a nuisance?

    It seems that for the majority of young people, their lives consists of just socialising, getting drunk, doing drugs and acting like a **** on the streets.

    Do people not care about the future consequences of their actions?

    I am not saying that alcohol is bad, but I disagree with getting drunk in order to get drunk. It seems people have nothing better with their lives to do.

    This argument that we only live once, and we should make the most out of today, and we're young, and it's only a bit of fun is complete bull****.
    Woah it sounds like you're a bit repressed and your mates have gone to pub without you tonight!

    While I'm at it I'll try and answer the questions you have posted.....
    'why is being young an excuse blah blah blah' because being young generally means you don't posses the experience/knowledge of what your actions will result in.

    'It seems that for the majority of young people, their lives consists of just socialising, getting drunk, doing drugs and acting like a **** on the streets.' what's wrong with socialising? and I'm fairly sure the majority don't act like **** on the streets...

    'Do people not care about the future consequences of their actions?' nah not really

    'I am not saying that alcohol is bad, but I disagree with getting drunk in order to get drunk. It seems people have nothing better with their lives to do.' getting drunk can be quite fun, especially if you have reason to celebrate, and it's a nice way of making new friends too

    'This argument that we only live once, and we should make the most out of today, and we're young, and it's only a bit of fun is complete bull****' yeah same old recycled cliches, but there's a lot of truth in a cliche...is that a cliche o-0
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    (Original post by Chicharito14)
    Supposedly 'Because time isn't wasted when you are getting wasted'

    Instead of quoting pathetic quotations that have no relevance to life, perhaps give your own opinion? Think for yourself.
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    (Original post by Fallen)
    I don't think anyone thinks you can only have fun when you are drunk, I would guess that anyone who thinks that has a very sad existence, but that does not mean getting a nice buzz on a night out to can't be great fun, and is nothing to be ashamed off.

    And besides, even if most people did hold that opinion, why does it need justification? There is no excuse for causing a disturbance to other people, but if I hypothetically only had fun while drunk, why the hell should you care?

    If it ain't affecting you, mind your own business.
    Yes it does affect me. I am sick of people telling me that I am a freak because I do not want to go out and get drunk for the sake of getting drunk. It's no ****ing coincidence that in Britain today, virtually every young person cares about getting drunk every night - but what for?
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    (Original post by alphabet)
    Woah it sounds like you're a bit repressed and your mates have gone to pub without you tonight!

    While I'm at it I'll try and answer the questions you have posted.....
    'why is being young an excuse blah blah blah' because being young generally means you don't posses the experience/knowledge of what your actions will result in.
    It's not rocket science that if you binge drink for an extended period of time, it will negatively damage your health in the future. You may not feel it now, but it will in the future. In fact, lots of people end up in A&E on a Friday/Saturday night.

    'It seems that for the majority of young people, their lives consists of just socialising, getting drunk, doing drugs and acting like a **** on the streets.' what's wrong with socialising? and I'm fairly sure the majority don't act like **** on the streets...
    You missed a key word from what I've said. "Just". There's nothing wrong with socialising, there IS something wrong if your whole life is consumed by JUST socialising.

    'Do people not care about the future consequences of their actions?' nah not really
    Disgusted. Maybe people shouldn't care about you then.

    'I am not saying that alcohol is bad, but I disagree with getting drunk in order to get drunk. It seems people have nothing better with their lives to do.' getting drunk can be quite fun, especially if you have reason to celebrate, and it's a nice way of making new friends too
    There's always something to celebrate every ****ing night? You're trying to tell me you are incapable of making friends without alcohol?

    'This argument that we only live once, and we should make the most out of today, and we're young, and it's only a bit of fun is complete bull****' yeah same old recycled cliches, but there's a lot of truth in a cliche...is that a cliche o-0
    Can you please be bothered to elaborate?
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    (Original post by TheCurlyHairedDude)
    Not sure what clubs you go to....


    The clubs I go to 90% of peopel are sober, then again were all mixed/race black so naturally confident...
    Probably because you go to under 16 clubs?
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    To be fair, only a minority of the people who go out and get drunk end up causing any trouble. This is coming from someone who goes out a lot so sees it all the time. If they're not causing trouble, then there's no harm in it, because a few years down the line, when responsibilities start, there'll be no time for that.
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    (Original post by pencilcasetapper)
    Yes it does affect me. I am sick of people telling me that I am a freak because I do not want to go out and get drunk for the sake of getting drunk. It's no ****ing coincidence that in Britain today, virtually every young person cares about getting drunk every night - but what for?
    I don't think its entirely about getting drunk, its the opportunities it presents.
    A chance to be social, a group activity that is fun, an opportunity to pluck up courage to find a lady/guy.

    Also drinking presents other opportunities, e.g. I work, and I went to drinks with the client. This presented good networking opportunities.

    I think there would a lot less drinking if there weren't the by-product benefits.
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    I think it's the novelty, they have money and a lot of free time, and some alcohol can be relatively cheap (especially in SU bars) so they get drunk. I've never been off my head drunk and always in control of my actions. I don't understand the mentality of those who must get smashed completely. The hangover just isn't worth it, you can still drink and relax and have fun without doing something stupid.

    I think the phrase 'being young' is referring to when they've got all this freedom before being tied down by jobs, mortages, children etc and can just do what they like with the freedom, I know very few people above 20 that go out with the purpose of getting drunk at all.
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    That is why Islam teaches you to be responsible from a young age, and gives you practical ways to make sure it happens.

    Praise be to Allah.

    Ban alcohol, disallow intermingling of sexes (except when necessary), put the islamic dress code into place and put in stricter punishments - Just for a month then watch how much more effecient the system will be, also how law and order will stay in place.

    :rolleyes:
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    Op your a legend. Keep on quoting these drunken fools.
    I wonder when some people wil realise what "responsible drinking" actually means. :sigh:
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    (Original post by pencilcasetapper)
    Can anyone explain to me why it is seen as a sign of ritual by virtually every young adult?
    Herd mentality- a lot of people don't like to be seen as different.
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    It's not an excuse, young people get drunk because they are immature and impressionable.
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    (Original post by barnetlad)
    Herd mentality- a lot of people don't like to be seen as different.
    I'd rather be different than merge into the crowd. I do not understand the reason why people want to be part of the crowd.
 
 
 
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