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    This thread is full of bitter designated drivers.
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    The risk argument - do you cross the road? do you go out into polluted cities? do you sit as a passenger in other peoples cars or on public transport? do you do anything or do you just spend your entire time living in fear of what could happen?

    The health argument - people who don't drink can also fall foul to ill health purely for genetic reasons - its a lottery and of course you can increase or decrease your risk factor but so what? at the expense of enjoying and living your ilife now?

    The life argument - whats fun about it? everything! after a tough day at work its lovely being able to unwind with a drink or being able to let yourself go on the weekend and completely unwind - just because you don't like doing it, it doesn't make it wrong and you right - stop trying to force others to match your own expectations because you really aren't superior at all - you come across as someone who thinks they're superior because they don;t drink or do any of this stuff but in reality you're just someone who lives in fear of it or thinks others should live by the expectations you set for yourself.

    All I am seeing here from the people bitter about those that drink and like to have a good time is projection, which stems from their own deeply vested insecurities that they are in denial about.
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    I love the feeling of being drunk, especially when I have too many things to worry about. Just forget the world and enjoy myself for a while.
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    Some for the taste, some to get drunk.

    I have no problem with people drinking. I do think it's sad that some people think they need alcohol every day. They don't. Nothing worse than seeing and serving blatant alcoholics who don't think they have a problem.

    People who go out to get so drunk they have no idea what is going on? So drunk that they throw up everywhere and end up sleeping in random places like bushes. Morons in my opinion but it's there choice to make. It's not something for me. Don't get me wrong, never everyone drunk does it but everyone knows someone who got too drunk. A lot of people can get drunk but still have some self control. My problem is those that lose control.
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    Tried it once and couldn't see what the attraction was, never tried it again and didn't miss it.

    I play lots of sport, and train in a gym;I meet way more interesting people doing sports and learnt a lot more about looking after myself too. A lifestyle choice really, but I think the drinking culture is a bit old fashioned now.
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    I used to feel the same way until I experienced freshers (lol), realised just how happy I get when I drink, and not rude at all. If anything I act more intelligent and sociable. :awesome:
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    (Original post by 雷尼克)
    Please don't say that to me, I'm not addicted or dependent on alcohol. The only time I EVER drink is at parties which is maybe twice a month, but it varies.

    It's not like I need to drink to socialise, but in a party situation where 98% of the people attending are also drinking then why stand out from the crowd like that? You're doing no favours trying to maintain some stupid superiority complex over not drinking, I know this because I used to think like that for ages, I used to wonder why the hell everyone drinks and the idea of things like that seemed alien to me but then I started and since then my life has never been better, baring in mind that in the last 2 years I've probably only got drunk about 12 times
    I don't feel superior to anyone because I choose not to drink alcohol, and hope no one feels superior to me. I just know what "i" like and don't and I don't really care what people do. If you ever become addicted the last thing you'll do is agree with me. Alcoholics are the best in the world at justifying the mess their in. As I mentioned earlier ik think drinking is an old fashioned culture and I prefer fitness and sport.
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    It because people get that high from being drunk
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    (Original post by 雷尼克)
    You keep on saying 'alcoholics', people don't drink alcohol and instantly become 'alcoholic'...
    No of course they don't instantly become an alcoholic. What I meant is everything has to start somewhere.I'm sure you don't go crazy, but some people can't stop and it becomes more than social drinking. I could reel off a list as long as my arm of talented people killed by drink.
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    (Original post by versari)
    No of course they don't instantly become an alcoholic. What I meant is everything has to start somewhere.I'm sure you don't go crazy, but some people can't stop and it becomes more than social drinking. I could real off a list as long as my arm of talented people killed by drink.
    yes but that's because there have been a lot of famous talented people in the history of the world.


    You've got less than a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a problem drinker. There are far, far more dangerous and less rewarding things to do.
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    (Original post by cole-slaw)
    yes but that's because there have been a lot of famous talented people in the history of the world.


    You've got less than a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a problem drinker. There are far, far more dangerous and less rewarding things to do.
    Says who? (at least you agree it's dangerous...:o:) statistics-source please?
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    It's fun. I personally don't really like the taste, I just drink for the effects.
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    It's great fun really.
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    I agree disgusting
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    For me, I like drinking alcohol (only at social gatherings, not alone) to be more social, and to feel like I can go up to anyone and say anything I want.
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    (Original post by Maria G Agnesi)
    There are so many risks and issues associated with it that it really surprises me a lot of people consider drinking alcohol. I could really never imagine myself drinking it. Does anyone else feel the same way?

    My main issue with it is that by consuming large quantities, one loses one's inhibitions and becomes awfully rude. Swearing, shouting and all the rest of it are fairly common consequences. I think it is the most horrendous thing. To be seen shouting or heard using strong language in a public place is the greatest recipe for embarrassment I have ever heard of.

    Surely I'm not the only one?
    Finally someone who agrees with me. I'm completely opposed to drinking, and I don't even care if I feel left out when all my friends are drinking themselves into oblivion. Drinking excessively at such a young age is bad for the brain as well
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    In moderation, it's a tasty and calming drink which is perfect after a long week.
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    (Original post by MrDystopia)
    It's great fun really.
    sounds like you have it all reasoned out then

    I'm a visual artist so my imagination is important to my work. I could never risk damaging my brain through drinking alcohol.
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    (Original post by versari)
    sounds like you have it all reasoned out then

    I'm a visual artist so my imagination is important to my work. I could never risk damaging my brain through drinking alcohol.
    What seems to confuse you?

    Considering you would have to drink quite excessive amounts to damage brain cells I'm sure you would be fine.
 
 
 
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