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    (Original post by Tahooper)
    Exactly, but some drinkers would think you are a pussy for not drinking, just like some non-drinkers would think a drinker is stupid and can only have fun if they're drunk.
    Drinking is fine. Binge drinking is not.
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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 agree, but i'm the complete opposite. I do enjoy a drink, but not to get obliterated, but I prefer other things like reading, swimming, having a chat over a drink rather than going to a nightclub and ending the night with a kebab and a puke up. My mum thinks i'm very peculiar, she wants me to be exactly what you've described because she thinks it's "normal", but there's more to life than drink, and i'd rather not spend my young years wondering wtf I did for most of the nights when I was spaced out of my head.
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    (Original post by pencilcasetapper)
    Or in my world, it is not necessary to experience such actions to know that it is wrong. Since when was it compulsory to be part of this absurd youth ritual?
    What?
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    (Original post by pencilcasetapper)
    How stupid do you have to be to not realise the consequences of excessive drinking and drug overdose?

    like I said it's not always a matter of stupidity, the teenage brain literally is not physically mature. It's prone to bad decision making.
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    (Original post by pencilcasetapper)
    No it doesn't sound plausible. It sounds ridiculous that age is a justification for certain actions.
    Why? As you grow older you generally learn more from the experiences you have, and change as a result. For example, I no longer refuse to eat my vegetables, as I am old enough to have experienced how they make me feel healthier yummy.
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    I'd hate to have you as a flatmate. You don't get invited to many places do you OP?
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    Not all people who get drunk start doing really stupid things that they'll regret for the rest of their lives, most of them just loosen up and have more fun.
    Being young is an excuse because we're at the stage where we can be immature because we haven't got that many responsibilities. Adults have jobs they depend on, children to take care of while we don't, so we might as well take advantage of that right now because we're all going to grow up on day and stop.
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    So instead of facing the reality head on, they shy away from reality and concentrate on their God damn selves? Who's the real weak person here? It seems they use alcohol as an excuse to cover up their petty insecurities about life.
    to get drunk one has an insecurity, it maybe mental insecurity or they have had a bad day so feel down, either way their worthlessness seems to justify getting drunk.....


    as i have said drinking is fine, getting drunk is silly, daft and a whole host of other things



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    (Original post by MagicNMedicine)
    I agree there is a lot of selfishness amongst young people today. I saw this at uni especially from some of the rich kids, their lives revolved around parties, doing pills, doing coke, and then going on about how they were spending £80-100 on a night out.

    They meander through their degrees in a haze of being high and get a 2:2, and then when they can't get a job they say "yeah thanks Gordon Brown for ruining my future"
    hear hear......



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    (Original post by honestly)
    hear hear......



    honestly
    Why are you putting your username at the end of every post? I can quite clearly see it above your message.
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    (Original post by HarveyCanis)
    Why are you putting your username at the end of every post? I can quite clearly see it above your message.
    making it more personal, well trying to




    honestly


    ps. it also serves as a pun....
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    (Original post by simstar88)
    Probably because you go to under 16 clubs?
    There's no such things as under 16 clubs, there's under 16 raves. But i GOT TO 18+ Clubs.

    I go to very specific clubs, with a certain demographic of people and a specific type of music. You probably going to generic clubs that play generic chart music.
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    (Original post by SwingOnTheSpiral88)
    like I said it's not always a matter of stupidity, the teenage brain literally is not physically mature. It's prone to bad decision making.
    Don't assume that all teenagers have **** decision making. I can't believe that people with good decision making are the ones who are looked down upon.
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    (Original post by abc:))
    Why? As you grow older you generally learn more from the experiences you have, and change as a result. For example, I no longer refuse to eat my vegetables, as I am old enough to have experienced how they make me feel healthier yummy.
    I don't need experiences to tell me that excessive binge drinking is damaging to your health.

    (Original post by ihatethispart)
    Not all people who get drunk start doing really stupid things that they'll regret for the rest of their lives, most of them just loosen up and have more fun.
    Is it not possible to have fun without alcohol?

    Being young is an excuse because we're at the stage where we can be immature because we haven't got that many responsibilities. Adults have jobs they depend on, children to take care of while we don't, so we might as well take advantage of that right now because we're all going to grow up on day and stop.
    So in other words, life is about having fun and doing **** in your 20s and settling down in your 30s?
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    (Original post by pencilcasetapper)
    I don't need experiences to tell me that excessive binge drinking is damaging to your health.
    Maybe so and that is good, but let's look at this...there are people who don't realise, or comprehend, how damaging it is to your health. The proof is in the number of people who binge drink. Are you saying that with experience none of these people will change? Will they, all of them, always be bingers, because according to you 'growing up' does not cause you to change?

    For example I used to binge quite a lot. I knew it was bad for me but never really thought about it. Now I'm a little older and have had experiences which have taught me that there are better things to do with my life. In what way is this not plausible? It's just a fact, that just happens to some people.
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    (Original post by abc:))
    Maybe so and that is good, but let's look at this...there are people who don't realise, or comprehend, how damaging it is to your health.
    Then they are retarded people as the health dangers are ****ing obvious.

    The proof is in the number of people who binge drink. Are you saying that with experience none of these people will change? Will they, all of them, always be bingers, because according to you 'growing up' does not cause you to change?
    I just don't see why everyone should be expected to go through this experience and "learn from their mistakes", i.e. that binge drinking is wrong. Unlike the majority of people, I don't need to do this, I know it's wrong.

    For example I used to binge quite a lot. I knew it was bad for me but never really thought about it. Now I'm a little older and have had experiences which have taught me that there are better things to do with my life. In what way is this not plausible? It's just a fact, that just happens to some people.
    I'm just pissed off that people look down on me because I don't need those experiences to learn off of it. I can easily learn from other people's mistakes.
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    (Original post by pencilcasetapper)
    Don't assume that all teenagers have **** decision making. I can't believe that people with good decision making are the ones who are looked down upon.
    yeah but it can be a factor though, it's certainly a good reason to be more lenient towards teenagers when they **** up.
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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****.
    Your're only saying that because you actually believe your life is **** because your life isn't like that... I know because mine isn't.
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    (Original post by pencilcasetapper)
    Then they are retarded people as the health dangers are ****ing obvious.
    I just don't see why everyone should be expected to go through this experience and "learn from their mistakes", i.e. that binge drinking is wrong. Unlike the majority of people, I don't need to do this, I know it's wrong.
    I'm just pissed off that people look down on me because I don't need those experiences to learn off of it. I can easily learn from other people's mistakes.
    In that case this is your own personal problem. Personally I'm happy for you that you learn from other people's mistakes, despite the fact that I wasn't able to do this. I'm also happy for anyone who learns this way and doesn't just 'learn the hard way', I admire them. However it's starting to show that you have a bit of an inferiority complex...Why do you think people look down on you? I know I don't.
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    I complete know what you are saying. The majority of plebs in my sixth form only have their Friday and Saturday "piss ups" to look forward to. Sure drinking in moderation is fine, but they're awfully foolish to let it escalate. It irritates me when people say "you only live once" to excuse being paralytically drunk and such, EVERY weekend. Oh well, each to their own, they are free to ruin their lives in the long run.
 
 
 
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