A lot of my friends went to a party recently and a lot of them got really drunk or pretty close to it if not. What was more weird was that some I knew were more like that but even the "softer" ones who only drank maybe a tiny bit still went fairly crazy. I know I'm probably gonna get a lot of people saying I'm trying to be all high and mighty but what is the appeal of getting really drunk and then vomiting a lot when you get back home or doing something really silly?
It's not that I'm not social and I've gone to quite a few parties where I've had a lot of fun being with friends but I've never really understood the massive appeal of drinking heavily. It seems like such a requirement these days if you're a teenager to do so and maybe I was born in the wrong time period or really boring but it is fairly annoying because so many just make complete fools of themselves.
I'm not advocating people shouldn't do what they want (although going too extreme is never good) but since when was drinking just a bit not enough these days? I drink a bit, occasionally, just to relax more but teenagers nowadays just drink very heavily with the intent on doing so and knowing they will do something crazy or silly. I mean I have some friends who are pretty similar to me in that way but many just went crazy and some even smoked weed and stuff which I'd never thought some of them would do.
It's all about trying out new things and that's cool but, I dunno, I feel like when I will go to uni this sort of behaviour will be much more prevalent and I'll be some sort of outcast. Just wondering if anyone does go uni who is sort of similar to me in their views and if they could say if it is like that or if people generally don't care.
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- Thread Starter
- 25-01-2010 13:42
(Original post by Michael XYZ)
- 25-01-2010 13:45
what is the appeal of getting really drunk and then vomiting a lot when you get back home or doing something really silly
- 25-01-2010 13:48
Ahh, another thread about people who can't hold their drink...
*goes and gets lunch*
Seriously, if they want to drink, let them be. If they do something stupid because they're too immature and irresponsible to hold what they drink, then it's through their own folly. Everyone has to learn, and everyone has to learn the hard way; you cannot know your limit until you have gone over it.
- 25-01-2010 13:54
is this the party you were complaining about last week because you didnt want your girlfriend to get drunk.
just relax and let people have fun however they want to and you enjoy yourself however you want.
- 25-01-2010 13:56
Actually, a majority of people do drink sensibly but it's the minority that go to the extreme and spoil it for everyone.
- 25-01-2010 13:59
Unfortunately it's the only way people can socialise these days.
- 25-01-2010 14:04
I don't mind doing stupid stuff when drunk to a certain extent.
I get hung over easily which isn't good.
And I hate people who decide that when they have a drink they need a fag. Seriously, i don't see the point, they don't smoke normally but as soon as they've had 3 beers they need one, why?? :s
- 25-01-2010 16:04
Well I drink to let off steam and forget about stressful things in my life. I try not to do anything stupid. I think by the time most people get to university they calm down and have realised their limits.