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    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****.
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    Most alcohol does not taste as good as apple juice in my opinion. I only drink with the intent to get drunk. Otherwise it would be a waste of money.
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    (Original post by Classical Liberal)
    Most alcohol does not taste as good as apple juice in my opinion. I only drink with the intent to get drunk. Otherwise it would be a waste of money.
    Why do you get drunk? What is the point of getting drunk?

    And don't reply back with "what's the point in anything?" because that is no justification for such actions.
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    (Original post by pencilcasetapper)
    Why do you get drunk? What is the point of getting drunk?

    And don't reply back with "what's the point in anything?" because that is no justification for such actions.
    Liquid confidence. Going to clubs and parties with loads of people and being sober is really ****. Amazingly ****.
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    (Original post by pencilcasetapper)

    Do people not care about the future consequences of their actions?
    It's poor show to make yourself a nuisance in and around town/ scare old people/ keep young kids awake etc. with your drunken behaviour

    But seriously, longterm consequences are minimal. Look at your parents, I bet they got wasted in their youth, and they still managed to bring you up as a proper little thing.
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    It's one thing to drink to have a good time, socialise, dance like a loony on the dance floor etc.
    Some people perhaps need it in order to relax, they're shy people (I know I am ^.^)
    Some people see it as a release of some sort, they lead stressful lives. Especially at dissertation time, it's good to be able to just let go and dance around for a night!

    But there is no excuse for getting so drunk you aren't responsible for your actions. throwing up on the street and getting into fights (males *and* females) isn't an attractive look! If you can't be responsible for your own actions, you clearly need your parents there to pick up the pieces- it's so annoying when you find you have to "babysit" a new friend!

    And then there are people that drink so much they need their stomach pumped. Yea, you only live once. Don't cut it short for a stupid reason :/
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    Because I work quite hard in term time so it is nice to go out, get drunk and let off a bit of steam. I don't go out nearly as much in the holidays because I have more time to relax in other ways.
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    You sound bitter tbh, don't get invited anywhere?
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    Personally, I don't drink. Alcohol tastes horrible (imo) and drinking for the sake of getting drunk seems stupid.
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    I am a social drinker. I like to drink but I never get wasted. I think its because of the freedom that teenagers have, ie not being tied down by jobs and having money at uni, being able to go out and the like. The novelty should wear off eventually as you get older, get a job etc.
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    Because you're physically stronger and more versatile. You also have fewer responsibilities, financially and in terms of time. When you're 40, you won't have the stamina to get paralytic on a Saturday night, then work just as hard as usual on Monday. You'll also have more financial responsibilities - e.g. to children, a mortgage etc. And you may want to do something with your Sunday, instead of lie in bed, wishing the quilt would just swallow you 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****.
    I like to get drunk because I enjoy the dis-inhibiting effect it has upon my behavior, and the sensory experience which follows in the club, when the base is pounding and the lights are flashing and I'm dancing with a beautiful woman.

    as for the future consequences, I am an intelligent person, I know about cirrhosis of the liver, of heart complications, throat cancer and myriad of other downsides associated with alcohol consumption. However I have made an informed decision that the risk of those particular maladies materializing is outweighed by the quality of life enhancement that is brought about by my occasional excesses.

    I have never puked in the street (i always find a drain or a toilet or some bushes ) or caused any trouble or cost to the state when pissed, so I feel quite entitled to do what I please without the judgement of others on this matter!

    thank you
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    There is nothing wrong with smoking some herb, in fact, the only thing wrong is the down you get afterwards.

    EDIT: Why the neg rep?
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    Lighten up. It's fun. Maybe getting wasted and waking up in your own vomit in a public toilet every weekend isn't fun, but no-one drinks because it tastes nice, if it wasn't enjoyable people wouldn't do it.

    The reason people do it when they're young is because there aren't as many responsibilities. No fear of missing work and being fired and losing your home and wife. No children to go home and look after.

    If you don't like it, then great. Who cares.
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    OP: I agree with you in part, but getting drunk is not necessarily synonymous with behaving like an absolute prat. I wasn't really a typical student, i used to go out maybe once a week, or fortnight towards the end of my course - sometimes get quite drunk, sometimes not - but i never was unable to walk/get home, threw up anywhere or inconvenienced anyone else. My house currently is next to student halls of residence, and it is freshers week. I have no objection to freshers getting drunk and being a bit rowdy, but they have already thrown the contents of a skip all over the road for...no particular reason, peed in my garden, pooped in my next door neighbours garden (Yes really), thrown their rubbish everywhere, thrown up on the pavement outside my door and broken a fence of the community centre outside. Sadly this behaviour does not stop after freshers week (although incidences become less frequent) - getting drunk and behaving like a bit of a prat in a club is fine, but when your behaviour disrespects others and impinges on their lives, its completely unacceptable. Many binge drinking students nowadays seem to have a total lack of respect not only for themselves, but for the communities in which they reside and the people who live around them.
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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 am young and last weekend I went out with my friends and we sat in a cafe drinking tea and eating cookies for two and a half hours.

    Young people do more crazy stuff because they think about the here and now rather than consequences... Personally I just don't like alcohol.
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    Getting drunk for me just isn't fun. I like to be able to remember the fun I've had with my friends and not be making an arse of myself throwing up and lying face down in a toilet all morning the next day!

    Social drinking is great, but drinking to excess just because you can is stupid imo.
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    Because when you get older you have responsibilities and have grown out of it.

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    (Original post by pencilcasetapper)
    It seems that for the majority of young people, their lives consists of just socialising.
    Those *******s will learn!
 
 
 
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