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    (Original post by Tahooper)
    It's not an excuse, young people get drunk because they are immature and impressionable.
    I'm young, but I am certainly not immature and impressionable. Unlike those people, I take good control of myself.
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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?
    Clearly you mix with the wrong people then, because I have literally never seen anyone being called a freak for not getting regularly drunk for the sake of getting drunk. I certainly don't do that, and have never been called a freak.
    Or perhaps you are an overly sensitive little flower, and take an innocent, curious question like "oh, why are you so militantly opposed to drinking" be be saying "you are a freak".

    I would love to see your source for "virtually every young person cares about getting drunk every night", as that is a fairly wild claim.

    The answer to 'what for?' is obvious, because the people who partake in this culture enjoy it. You may have different interests or ways of passing time, I know I do, but why does there have to be a constructive purpose?
    Is the pleasure of enjoying oneself not reason enough to have some fun from time to time?
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    It's all about personal choice, it doesn't affect you so why sound so bitter? I, and many others, choose to go out socialising, go to clubs/raves and have a great time, you choose to complain about our actions online. I don't care that you do this, you're free to do as you wish, as are we.
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    If I'm honest, I love a good night out... but it gets boring if it's all you do with your free time. There's much more to do. And though some stuff might be expensive, just think that 2 nights out = 1 Bunjee Jump. 4-5 nights out = sky diving. 10 nights out = week walking in the Alps. Epic.

    Maybe find something else?
    I'm grateful for the territorial army...
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    (Original post by Fallen)
    Clearly you mix with the wrong people then, because I have literally never seen anyone being called a freak for not getting regularly drunk for the sake of getting drunk. I certainly don't do that, and have never been called a freak.
    Or perhaps you are an overly sensitive little flower, and take an innocent, curious question like "oh, why are you so militantly opposed to drinking" be be saying "you are a freak".

    I would love to see your source for "virtually every young person cares about getting drunk every night", as that is a fairly wild claim.

    The answer to 'what for?' is obvious, because the people who partake in this culture enjoy it. You may have different interests or ways of passing time, I know I do, but why does there have to be a constructive purpose?
    Is the pleasure of enjoying oneself not reason enough to have some fun from time to time?
    1. I am not opposed to drinking. I am not opposed to PEOPLE enjoying themselves whilst being drunk. I just don't want to get drunk MYSELF. Why should I be forced to do something that I don't want to do?
    2. The culture in Britain today assumes that in order to "fit in" you must get drunk. Heck, even Freshers' Week is based on getting drunk.
    3. I'm sick of this idea that getting drunk = having fun. Do people lack imagination these days that other people find different things fun?
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    (Original post by MAlec)
    It's all about personal choice, it doesn't affect you so why sound so bitter? I, and many others, choose to go out socialising, go to clubs/raves and have a great time, you choose to complain about our actions online. I don't care that you do this, you're free to do as you wish, as are we.
    I have NO PROBLEMS with people partying or whatever.

    But does that mean that I have to do the same?

    That's all I want - you are free to do what you want, I am free to do what you want.

    But I am sick of people telling me that there is a "correct" way of having fun.
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    (Original post by pencilcasetapper)
    I have NO PROBLEMS with people partying or whatever.

    But does that mean that I have to do the same?

    That's all I want - you are free to do what you want, I am free to do what you want.

    But I am sick of people telling me that there is a "correct" way of having fun.
    Of course you don't have to do the same, looking through this thread I see nobody attempting to make you do the same; indeed my post was based personal choice.
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    (Original post by MAlec)
    Of course you don't have to do the same, looking through this thread I see nobody attempting to make you do the same; indeed my post was based personal choice.
    True, no one in this thread - but in real life, it's different. Thankfully I do not bow down to peer pressure.
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    (Original post by pencilcasetapper)
    I'm young, but I am certainly not immature and impressionable. Unlike those people, I take good control of myself.
    I meant the people who drink to get drunk, most people drink because it lowers their inhibitions and they feel more confident around other people and have a better time. But the minority who drink to get drunk are stupid.
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    (Original post by Moh.1)
    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:
    Yeah, because all Islamic nations are completely efficient and lawful :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by pencilcasetapper)
    1. I am not opposed to drinking. I am not opposed to PEOPLE enjoying themselves whilst being drunk. I just don't want to get drunk MYSELF. Why should I be forced to do something that I don't want to do?
    2. The culture in Britain today assumes that in order to "fit in" you must get drunk. Heck, even Freshers' Week is based on getting drunk.
    3. I'm sick of this idea that getting drunk = having fun. Do people lack imagination these days that other people find different things fun?
    1. Nobody forces you to get drunk, and if someone physically put a pipe down your throat and poured in alcohol forcibly I recommend you contact the police. There are plenty of people at every university who go through freshers without getting drunk, or even touching alcohol. Most Muslims, for instance, who are forbidden from drinking, but also plenty of other people.

    2. To fit in with the crowd of party animals you probably do need to get drunk. To fit in with anyone else there is no such requirement. Mixing with the wrong crowd. A lot of my friends enjoy a good night out clubbing, and plenty don't.

    3. Some people do find getting drunk fun, why is it any of your business that they find it fun, and who are you to judge that shows a "lack of imagination"?

    It seems like you spent too much time moaning about how everyone only gets drunk all the time, possibly because you have just moved into halls and your whole corridor is made up of those kind of people, but haven't put in any effort in meeting people with interests more similar to yours.
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    (Original post by TheBritishBloke)
    Yeah, because all Islamic nations are completely efficient and lawful :rolleyes:
    The peak of human rights, science, technology, education, welfare, and 'antonym of corruption'.
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    (Original post by Tahooper)
    I meant the people who drink to get drunk, most people drink because it lowers their inhibitions and they feel more confident around other people and have a better time. But the minority who drink to get drunk are stupid.
    So why am I looked down upon because I don't need alcohol to become confident? There must be a lot of insecure people nowadays who need a drug to become confident.
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    2. To fit in with the crowd of party animals you probably do need to get drunk. To fit in with anyone else there is no such requirement. Mixing with the wrong crowd. A lot of my friends enjoy a good night out clubbing, and plenty don't.
    Nowadays EVERYONE gets drunk, not just party animals.

    3. Some people do find getting drunk fun, why is it any of your business that they find it fun, and who are you to judge that shows a "lack of imagination"?
    I don't find it fun. What right do they have that because I don't like to get drunk, I don't like having fun?

    It seems like you spent too much time moaning about how everyone only gets drunk all the time, possibly because you have just moved into halls and your whole corridor is made up of those kind of people, but haven't put in any effort in meeting people with interests more similar to yours.
    Excuse me?
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    (Original post by pencilcasetapper)
    So why am I looked down upon because I don't need alcohol to become confident? There must be a lot of insecure people nowadays who need a drug to become confident.
    Because although most people who drink don't do it to get drunk the fact still remain that most 16-25 year olds drink, and 16-25 year olds look down upon anybody who is unique.
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    (Original post by pencilcasetapper)
    Nowadays EVERYONE gets drunk, not just party animals.



    I don't find it fun. What right do they have that because I don't like to get drunk, I don't like having fun?



    Excuse me?
    Again, I would like to see a source for 'EVERYONE gets drunk'.
    It is only the party animals who go out and get drunk very regularly, except perhaps during freshers when some people like to drink more than normal.
    The rest of us may enjoy a good night out from time to time, but spent the majority of our evenings doing things which Your Highness might deem acceptable for us to enjoy.

    They have no right to say you if you don't get drunk you don't like having fun, but then again the second someone name calls you or something you can't start crying.
    So someone tells you that if you aren't getting drunk you aren't having fun, err, don't speak to them again? Go meet people who share your interests rather than complaining?

    What I am saying is if you spent less time complaining, you might bump into the vast number of people, myself included, who have a hell of a lot more interests than just drinking.

    My brother is the other extreme, like you, and never drinks ever. Him and his friends often go to the library on campus in the evenings are do crosswords/puzzles/etc. Some people might call him weird, it certainly isn't my cup of tea, but why should he care? He didn't mix with the party animals, and just had fun with people who he could relate to.
    Those people probably are right that you aren't having fun, and ironically if you did get drunk you may stop taking everything so seriously and actually have fun, but that is an aside.
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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****.
    I bet nobody invites you to parties.
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    (Original post by Tahooper)
    Because although most people who drink don't do it to get drunk the fact still remain that most 16-25 year olds drink, and 16-25 year olds look down upon anybody who is unique.
    Why do people look down on those who do not drink? You are neither inferior nor superior if you do not drink.
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    I bet nobody invites you to parties.
    Wouldn't want to go anyways, I've got better things to do than just "having fun".
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    I don't drink well i do a little, but never to get drunk and very much agree with you OP. I think most just do it to fit into society and almost feel like they have to, sheeps come to mind. To me you can have fun in different ways, big waste of money, people say its to make friends, not actually true friends, you probs don't even know their name never mind anything about them. Also whats so fun about having an hangover, all they do is moan moan moan, well its your own fault, really gets on my nerve. For some people its only way they can get sex, as it gives them confidence, pretty damn pathetic how you can't talk to someone without alcohol in you, who actually enjoys having sex drunk anyway, barely anyone. Bet the ones that have it drunk havent or barely had it sober, which is much better! Alcohol just turns you into a massive immature person or should i say slut, no respect for themselves, just disgusting. Here comes the neg rep for not being a sheep and fitting into society these days, wooo!
 
 
 
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