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    (Original post by A5ko)
    So everyone who drinks every now and then is a sheep..?

    Baaaarilliant logic.
    Him: "Anyone who doesn't drink is not a sheep"
    You: "So you're saying that anyone who does drink is a sheep?!"

    And your logic is supposed to be good, is it?



    Maybe next time it will be:
    Him: "Anyone who is not female is not Queen Elizabeth"
    You: "So you're saying all females are Queen Elizabeth?!"
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    I do drink now, but I never drank until I was 18 and I was definitely looked down upon and ridiculed during my A-level years, to a certain extent, in one particular school.
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    Interesting feedback thanks
    Definitely don't want to be a killjoy! Just right now I feel I might be best to not drink
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    (Original post by Tom_green_day)
    It's a regional thing. There are whole areas where people don't really drink at all, it's just not something that happens.
    Like where?
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    (Original post by Endangered)
    Like where?
    Not in the North

    hence my problem
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    (Original post by John Stuart Mill)
    I simply have no desire; I don't see the attraction, if you need alcohol to have a good time you're not doing it right.
    Alcohol improves a whole variety of social situations.
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    (Original post by icancount23)
    Alcohol improves a whole variety of social situations.
    yeah if you have boring friends
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    Nevermind alcohol, I refuse to drink any kind of carbonated drink full stop.

    I only eat 'clean' food and drinks.
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    (Original post by John Stuart Mill)
    yeah if you have boring friends
    Have you ever drank? And I mean a lot, not just a mere pint. I doubt you're in the position to judge whether the effects are worthy of its sheer popularity.
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    (Original post by John Stuart Mill)
    yeah if you have boring friends
    None of your friends drink alcohol?
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    (Original post by icancount23)
    None of your friends drink alcohol?
    not excessively no
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    (Original post by oz40)
    Nevermind alcohol, I refuse to drink any kind of carbonated drink full stop.

    I only eat 'clean' food and drinks.
    Check you out... :congrats:
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    (Original post by John Stuart Mill)
    not excessively no
    But they drink so you must find them boring. Strange to be friends with boring people.
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    (Original post by icancount23)
    But they drink so you must find them boring. Strange to be friends with boring people.
    not one for interpretation ey? thought I was being clear that we were talking about excessive drinking; at least that's surely what the stigma is about is it not?
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    (Original post by John Stuart Mill)
    not one for interpretation ey? thought I was being clear that we were talking about excessive drinking; at least that's surely what the stigma is about is it not?
    Oh really, it was just that the first line of the thread was " I don't mean just binge-drinking, I mean . . " which i think is quite easy to interpret.
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    (Original post by Riku)
    I don't mean just binge-drinking, I mean:

    -Not socially drinking (even if you still socialise but without drinking alcohol)
    -Being poor at handling hangovers

    Is it some sign of weakness? Are you assumed to be a killjoy? Do men regard as you effeminate for it, and why's that a conclusively bad thing?

    The problem is twice as prevalent on campus it'd seem

    Discuss and feel free to expand.
    Well we are in the UK and the UK is considered to be the 'drinking nation' according to the rest of the EU.
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    (Original post by icancount23)
    Oh really, it was just that the first line of the thread was " I don't mean just binge-drinking, I mean . . " which i think is quite easy to interpret.
    Well there isn't any stigma to men who don't binge-drink afaik so I ignored that completely.
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    (Original post by John Stuart Mill)
    Well there isn't any stigma to men who don't binge-drink afaik so I ignored that completely.
    But is thee a stigma against men who hardly drink at all though? For example they will get a Coke instead of a beer?

    And no I don't mind moderate drinkers, they can be a lot of fun and I tolerate binge-drinking a lot of my friends are. I know I feel great when I drink moderately but I have anxiety issues which mean for the next week I could be paranoid after getting hung over
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    (Original post by Riku)
    I don't mean just binge-drinking, I mean:

    -Not socially drinking (even if you still socialise but without drinking alcohol)
    -Being poor at handling hangovers

    Is it some sign of weakness? Are you assumed to be a killjoy? Do men regard as you effeminate for it, and why's that a conclusively bad thing?

    The problem is twice as prevalent on campus it'd seem

    Discuss and feel free to expand.
    Why are you unable to drink? What is your problem with it? Do you want to feel morally superior to people who do drink?

    Getting smashed may not be everyone's cup of tea. But moderate drinking, like another poster said, makes things more fun and adds to the experience of socialising. I hardly ever drink these days but that's because I don't have any friends who invite me or opportunities to drink Not because I am purposefully avoiding it.
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    (Original post by ElixirOfLife.)
    Check you out... :congrats:
    Thanks.

    I am rather OCD when it comes to health. I think about the long term.

    If you won't feed it to babies, then you shouldn't be consuming it full stop. That's an excellent rule of thumb to abide by.

    Also, if it comes in a packet, then ideally, you would want to refrain from it. If 90% of your food/drink is naturally obtained, then that's perfect.
 
 
 
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