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    In all seriousness life would be a little boring without any alcohol.
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    To me, alcohol just enhances fun- it doesn't create fun out of nothing. For example, playing Team Fortress on my pc suddenly becomes cripplingly hilarious when a bit tipsy.

    I only drink on the occasional night out however, and once in a blue moon, at home as well. I don't need alcohol to enjoy myself.
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    I don't drink often at all.
    When I do it's socially with a couple of friends, and it just loosens us up a little before we have a nice evening.
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    To those of you that say things are better when you're drunk - yes they are, but try some other drugs responsibly and you'll find yourself having a great time. Yes I'm condoning the use of drugs; responsible, moderate use shouldn't result in any harms. Educate yourselves and have fun. I do drink, I just really prefer the buzz I get from other substances, and I hate the hangover; imagine if alcohol was illegal, you know FRANK would have a section saying how terrible the 'comedown' is!
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    (Original post by Sovr'gnChancellor£)
    If you say so. :pierre:

    I am in a low mood today, so I look at this thread and its creator (oh, me!) with disdain... :cry:
    I'll sleep better at night knowing that I'm cluttering the world up with my terrible drinking, meanwhile you are saving poor kittens from trees and helping little old ladies over the road. :rolleyes: Get off your high horse.

    Good for you?
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    (Original post by Tw1x)
    I'll sleep better at night knowing that I'm cluttering the world up with my terrible drinking, meanwhile you are saving poor kittens from trees and helping little old ladies over the road. :rolleyes: Get off your high horse.

    Good for you?
    Incidentally I do save kittens from tress and help little old ladies across the road.

    And I am not on a "high horse" - I am in a skyscraper. :proud:

    P.S. Sorry if I come across as arrogant, but I cannot stop myself thinking that I am superior to alcoholics - sorry, "social" drinkers.
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    (Original post by Fumi)
    In all seriousness life would be a little boring without any alcohol.
    Brava. :congrats:

    You have said what nobody here has had the confidence or courage to state.
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    (Original post by Sovr'gnChancellor£)
    Incidentally I do save kittens from tress and help little old ladies across the road.

    And I am not on a "high horse" - I am in a skyscraper. :proud:

    P.S. Sorry if I come across as arrogant, but I cannot stop myself thinking that I am superior to alcoholics - sorry, "social" drinkers.
    You think all social drinkers are bad? Or just the ones who do it too much?
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    (Original post by Sovr'gnChancellor£)
    Brava. :congrats:

    You have said what nobody here has had the confidence or courage to state.
    Or maybe nobody else thought that?
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    (Original post by Sovr'gnChancellor£)
    Incidentally I do save kittens from tress and help little old ladies across the road.

    And I am not on a "high horse" - I am in a skyscraper. :proud:

    P.S. Sorry if I come across as arrogant, but I cannot stop myself thinking that I am superior to alcoholics - sorry, "social" drinkers.
    Alcoholic implies alcoholism, so is not synonymous to social drinker. Decide which one you mean, and I will compile a list as large as your head, though with more substance, of people who outstrip you in every capacity imaginable.
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    Yeah because it gives you a short term buzz and a laugh with your mates but I honestly think society is becoming too focused on booze for a good time..
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    (Original post by Sovr'gnChancellor£)
    Brava. :congrats:

    You have said what nobody here has had the confidence or courage to state.
    Is that sarcasm? :confused:
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    Well the only times I drink alcohol is either when I go to a pub or a restaurant, I don't tend to drink it at home and I never drink it on my own.

    Having a glass of something with a meal is just a pleasant thing to do. I don't do it for fun, it's not a regular thing rather, a nice treat. Seeing as I don't go to restaurants much, when I do it's usually for a celebration so I drink alcohol then as part of a toast or with my main meal.

    I'm not a big drinker, I'll have a couple of martini and lemonades for example when I go to the pub. I don't like being drunk (which has only happened like twice ever) and feeling so out of control of my body and thoughts, nor do I even like feeling tipsy, so if I was on a night out I'd drink no more than about 3/4 alcohol drinks (depending on if they are neat or not, I do like neat martinis) and I'd try and make sure I didn't make myself feel tipsy let alone drunk.

    The reason I drink say in a pub or on a night out is because at night I do tend to associate socialising with alcohol. I don't do it for fun per say, it's just something that everyone does, that's not the reason why though, I'm not just doing it because others around me do too, but it tastes nice and it's just what you do when you're amongst friends. You know, have a chit chat, drink a little, etc etc.

    I don't smoke or take drugs, I know drinking alcohol isn't exactly good for the liver, but when I do drink I never let myself get drunk or tipsy (if I can avoid the latter). And think of all the people that do drink alcohol (not excessively), they still lead happy lives and can live up to 90+. So if drinking alcohol on occassion was that bad for the body, then we'd all be dead by the time we were say 50. Yes drinking excessively is very bad for the body, but drinking even a couple of times of the week isn't gonna kill us. So I don't see drinking alcohol as a bad thing, not unless you become an alcoholic and drink all the time everyday.
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    I don't actually drink that much, but, yes, it helps me have fun more on a night out, I can chill out a bit, enjoy my night more. But, like I said, I don't do it often.
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    (Original post by HumanNature1992)
    No:mfing:
    this.
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    I don't drink at all... Hate the taste, and the idea of any sort of mood-altering anything!

    But I have no issues with people drinking, and can still have a very good time
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    (Original post by Fumi)
    Is that sarcasm? :confused:
    No - I truly applauded you.
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    The moral of the story is:

    "Alcohol is like religion; you need something to live for."

    I am bound by no substances such as sugar, caffeine and alcohol etc - many other people can attest to this also.
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    (Original post by Sovr'gnChancellor£)
    I don't want to try it - it seems like a drink that creates an illusion of "fun" and seems to temporarily lift problems... :beard:
    There's no such thing as an "illusion of fun". You're either enjoying yourself or your not.
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    (Original post by leedsmad94)
    There's no such thing as an "illusion of fun". You're either enjoying yourself or your not.
    OK... I suppose you consume the substance, oh advocate of Alcy?
 
 
 
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