People who never do the fun things you can only do while young? Watch

Bibushka
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Of course...I already am regreting,i've never done such a things when i was i teen,so i have a secret wish to do it..now or later....i wish,i wish.... but,is it too late? Maybe yes,maybe no,who knows? However,do it while you are younger,when you get older,you'll surely regret.
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You say this yet your counter viewpoint is that ' the people who think its all about partying in fact fail in the future and are very much not happy'. People who party do not get destroyed every night or sleep with 1000 people. They are enjoying themselves rather being a bore. I would be pretty damn miserable in my thirties if all I did was study and never lived life to the full while I was a young man.
There is a time for everything in life...what's the point of partying, partying, partying during the whole of your youth and then when it comes to things like having a house, being able to live at at least a good standard of living and raising a family (if that's what you want to do), how can you do all that when the time comes if you've been out drinking and so on and haven't really paid attention to getting a good foundation for your life which is obviously going to be education? Then you WILL rot in your house (as you earlier commented) but from starvation and not unhappiness from not fulfilling what you think to be a 'fun' life....it may be an exaggeration but if your mindset stays that way forever, you will be 'pretty damn miserable' in your thirties when this friend of yours gets the job and the money he needs to maintain a life that involves partying and having a good time and you can't do the same! Unfortunately, your life doesn't end at your teens...you do have to live out the rest of it and if you want to live the majority of your life in happiness, you need to EARN...it's just the way things are and your friend is doing himself a favour by paying attention to his studies while he can! You only go to school once but you can get drunk whenever you want to...just saying...
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I'm most likely going to end up exactly like that. I won't have a girlfriend at uni, will never have sex before marriage, won't go clubbing, will never drink in my life.

But does that mean I'll regret it? No! I'll enjoy everything my religion allows me to enjoy. I'll have a lot of fun with societies, hanging around with friends, going on trips, doing fun stuff like bungee jumping and skydiving, will go skiing and loads of other fun stuff.

All you mentioned is nonsense. You don't need any of those to have a fun life. You can do it completely without them, too.
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I found this post interesting because I'm one of those people who works loads and uses it as an excuse not to go out.

But that's sometimes just the way things work themselves out and to be honest working hard is something more than just living for the future. It's a way of feeling good about yourself when you're productive.

In an ideal world I would have a group of close friends I felt comfortable with so that I could have a laugh and enjoy hanging out with people. But if you don't have that, there's no point hanging out with people that reduce your self esteem because their behaviour towards you makes you feel self conscious and hopeless. Going out etc. doesn't always improve social skills, it can also make you more aware if the people that you have the option of hanging around don't bring out a comfortable, relaxed self.

So the point I'm making is, yes you might regret it later. But sometimes it's a choice between two options that each doesn't make you feel truly happy so you take the option that makes you more happy at the current moment and hope it gets better sometime in the future (since working makes you feel good about yourself because you're keeping yourself busy and not just getting upset). And in terms of regret, it's a bad way of living life because it's very past oriented and that's happened so why dwell on it?

Surely there's not much point going out and socialising with people if you don't really enjoy the time you spend with them?
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By the way I think it's totally stupid to boil it all down to studying v partying like some people are doing.
The fact the OP enjoys socialising and drinking in no way implies he'll be unable to get a job or earn money in the future. It's a ludicrous suggestion.

99% of university students party a lot harder than they study and they don't all become horrible hopeless failures in life. I know plenty of people who went out 4 or 5 nights a week at uni and now work in very well paid careers. Likewise, there are very successful people all round the world who are party animals or take drugs or whatever else.

This issue is simply a matter of personal preference and nothing else. Neither lifestyle is better or worse objectively, only in the eyes of the individual.
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Going to clubs is not fun for some people. For some people hanging out and relaxing with family and friends is fun. Hell, for some people studying is fun. Why don't you think outside your own opinion? (Y)
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False dichotomy. I socialise & study.
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How close minded.
How's that?
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I plan to be very rich when I'm in my late twenties, you just watch the things I'll do then. Plus, I'm crazy enough with my friends when I'm sober, God help the world if I ever got pissed. I don't even like the taste of alcohol.
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Heres some benefits to staying in studying.

When not going out, less likely to drink more alcohol = better liver
more chance of not smoking i would say = better lungs and no asmoking wrinkles round lips
Not going out on sunny days for a 'day out' =less sun exposure and therefor less likely to get wrinkles prematurely and have better skin
Less stress when your older as more likely to have better job = not suffering from a range of conditions such as high blood pressure
Also heres a far fetched advantage for men. Your less likely to have as much testosterone as someone who goes out alot. More testosterone is linked with early male baldness and receeding hairlines

Has anyone but me noticed how academics and lecturers usually look about 10 - 20 years younger than what thay actually are??
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(Original post by Anonymous)
I'm most likely going to end up exactly like that. I won't have a girlfriend at uni, will never have sex before marriage, won't go clubbing, will never drink in my life.

But does that mean I'll regret it? No! I'll enjoy everything my religion allows me to enjoy. I'll have a lot of fun with societies, hanging around with friends, going on trips, doing fun stuff like bungee jumping and skydiving, will go skiing and loads of other fun stuff.

All you mentioned is nonsense. You don't need any of those to have a fun life. You can do it completely without them, too.
Can I add something to your list? Learn how to Scuba dive, go down to 30m. Actually the most amazing thing ever. Although I think the gases messed up my brain a bit down there, I started laughing hysterically underwater at a giant starfish. And no, I wasn't drunk or anything, it's just what happens. :lol: But I totally agree, there are tonnes of awesome things to do without getting drunk all the time.
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(Original post by daemongreen)
Heres some benefits to staying in studying.

When not going out, less likely to drink more alcohol = better liver
more chance of not smoking i would say = better lungs and no asmoking wrinkles round lips
Not going out on sunny days for a 'day out' =less sun exposure and therefor less likely to get wrinkles prematurely and have better skin
Less stress when your older as more likely to have better job = not suffering from a range of conditions such as high blood pressure
Also heres a far fetched advantage for men. Your less likely to have as much testosterone as someone who goes out alot. More testosterone is linked with early male baldness and receeding hairlines

Has anyone but me noticed how academics and lecturers usually look about 10 - 20 years younger than what thay actually are??
Professor Brian Cox :coma:
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You say this yet your counter viewpoint is that ' the people who think its all about partying in fact fail in the future and are very much not happy'. People who party do not get destroyed every night or sleep with 1000 people. They are enjoying themselves rather being a bore. I would be pretty damn miserable in my thirties if all I did was study and never lived life to the full while I was a young man.
what would you think of..say a 27 year old who had rarely ever gone out clubbing with friends but spent most of his/her youth running/keeping fit with a group of people 5 evenings a week because they enjoyed it? Does this not count as socialising/having fun?
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I tend to see it the opposite way. They spend all of their money on clubbing, drinking. Doing the exact same things every time they go out. They fall into relationships with the first person they can and they are only thriving from it because of some synthetic happiness.

If you study a lot you don't have to give up on your life as soon as you finish play time. You can have an interesting job or have lots of money to do 'once in a lifetime' stuff. Or, as crazy as it might sound, they may enjoy the subject and get a buzz out of studying it.

For me I'm saving money to travel because that is something I genuinely won't be able to do in the same way later in life. People don't stop drinking just because they've left uni. They just don't do it as much.
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What if people *want* to study?
Hell, I study subjects and things for fun even when I don't have to.

But there are some deluded people who think studying to get the best grades and trying to play the system is all there is to life, and somehow that will end up in them being happy.

There is more things to life than being a worker ant. You are just living life to how society expects of you and in a way only the capitalist system really benefits, living life like a cog in the system rather than an individual.
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So, why are people assuming that you can only have fun by drinking and socialising?
Y'know, there are these things called 'hobbies', you should look them up, just because someone doesn't party all the time, it doesn't mean that they're spending all their time studying...
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