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(Original post by Yawn11)
I drink. But I agree it's poison. People drink to temporarily escape their reality.
That's about right. For the most part it is to get pissed.

Cringe every time someone posts a thread on here saying they don't drink alcohol btw.
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I drink because it feels pretty good. But rarely to excess - I think that is just the allure of indulgence.
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You don't need to get absolutely wasted ffs. Just get tipsy, everything is much more chill and funny then.
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(Original post by stuser)
Hi,

I am very young, above the legal drinking age.

I am a student, and yet I have never had a form of an alcoholic beverage whether it be a beer or spirit.

Personally, I find that it destroys people and society in general. People have said things that they later regret, due to alcohol and the same goes to road deaths.

People my age drink, because they think its cool etc. People say to me, you go to parties and discos and yet you don't drink. Yes, I am proud that I don't drink and I love dancing.

I like innocent girls that don't drink, or smoke, but I find it very hard. In fact I have had girls thinking they are so full of themselves and using their sexuality to show that they are superior.
It does, it can do all that bad stuff that you mention, and yet it's still massively popular because... it's FUN. It's can be so much fun that that outweighs the negatives. It can be immensely enjoyable, same as any other drug. Some drugs are so good they'll ruin your whole life.
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Something called propaganda. Lol. Yeah, people are stupid enough. But lots of people don't drink.

So don't be scared of being lonely. But those drunkards will surely die young... alone. No doctors can help them. Lol.

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(Original post by AlphaMolecule)
making stupid assumptions, people get drunk to have a blast and have a great time... talking to girls is easy and it can actually be harder when drunk because its more difficult to maintain a good conversation depending on how much you've had
I think you're mistaken. I made 0 assumptions in my previous statement, I wrote it in reply to the posts prior to me which said stuff like "how can you talk to girls without alcohol" etc.

So in hindsight, you're the one who has made a stupid assumption :3
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Alcohol abuse destroys people relationships, health, careers and ultimately, lives. Alcohol, when consumed in moderation, can taste fantastic (depending on your tipple) in ways nothing else does, relax the mind and body, improve your social relationships (it relaxes peoples inhibitions and helps to "break the ice") and make an interesting point of conversation when it comes to the discussion and comparison of the thousands of different brands of alcoholic beverages that are available.

It may not be for you, though - I can respect that. I just hope that you respect other people's decisions to drink or not drink as well.
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In getting 'super mortal', it is probably the allure of the dissociation from reality. Things become more like a dream state, I suppose - less pain, sensation, and decision making.
In having a few, it just tastes good . I have had some very bad times drinking alcohol, and drinking to excess is terrible. A pint is great - and doesn't really have any detrimental effect. It's only a messy drug if you let it be.
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You don't need it to socialise if you're a confident enough person, but it does make it easier.
It's fun aswell.
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You're doing your liver a huge favour, so you're doing well
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(Original post by cole-slaw)
I don't really like Becks Blue, but the alternative is either
a) drink soft drinks
b) become an alcoholic

neither of which particularly appeals.

Nanny State is very much in the DPC, Punk model. I think the price is supposedly because they use lots of hops to give it a bit of flavour.
If you don't like soft drinks then fair enough I suppose. I don't think the amount of hops in an IPA justifies that cost though, although they are hoppy they tend not to have huge amounts of malt, which cost about the same per litre of beer you make. I make beer and it costs me in the region of 25-30p/pint excluding utilities costs and that's when I buy exactly the quantities I need rather than bulk buying ingredients. With an economy of scale it's much cheaper, maybe 25% of the cost I pay from what I remember my friend who's a commercial brewer was saying. I don't have to factor in things like duty, transport, payroll and premises lease but in a commercial brewery those things are the same regardless of how much alcohol is in the beer! But that's besides the point. If it were say, £1/bottle, then I'd be more inclined to regularly drink that over a £2/bottle full strength beer if I just wanted 'a drink' at the end of the day.
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I don't drink because I don't like how it tastes and I'm not interested in drinking. My fiancee doesn't drink either, nor do our closest friends. I find that drinking becomes less socially important as you get older, and oftentimes no one cares if you drink or not.
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People drink because it enhances their life. There is a meduim between sobriety and being so drunk you can barely stand. If somebody needs alcohol to have a good time, then that's their business. Some people can't even have sex while sober because they get so anxious. Who cares? Look after your own.


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(Original post by AlphaMolecule)
well someone forgot to make a quote didn't he?
No, indeed I didn't forget to make a quote.

Almost all the posts prior to me said the same thing, so I wrote kindda in response to all of them AND the original post.

There is no need to make 3+ quotes to address the same problem.
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The ironic fact is that non-drinkers are far more judgemental about drinkers than drinkers are about non-drinkers. Drinkers are too busy having fun and socialising to care about what other people do.


Teetotalism is such a ridiculous bandwagon jumping fad. Oh look at me, I'm such a rebel, I don't drink or have casual sex like normal teenagers because I'm so much better than them. :facepalm2:
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