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    Anyone else planning to go through uni without drinking alcohol?
    I don't see the appeal of it, I'm there to get a degree and play on a sports team, not get smashed of my face every night and come out with *****y honours. I've never drank alcohol in my life and I for sure won't be doing it at uni. It's unhealthy, immoral and makes people completely dysfunctional, not to mention the cancer that is 'night life' (basically a load of desperate teenagers looking for a bang).
    I'm going to uni to become a healthier, more educated, better organized and well rounded individual. The entirety of my 'uni life' will be lectures, revision, the gym and playing sports.
    Am i the only one?
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    Used to think the same thing. Yet here I am recovering from a hangover on TSR and procrastinating the revision of my applied math notes.
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    You are entitled to your opinion but if you haven't tried it, how do you know. You don't have to get smashed, nor do you have to drink to enjoy a night out. I think you need to open your mind, try stuff out and smile a bit. If there isn't any fun in your life, why bother at all?
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    On the same boat as you tbh but honestly i dont care.
    If you dont want to do something then dont be pressured into it. Only do it if you want to.
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    Drinking alcohol doesn't mean you'll get "****ty honours". Being a bad student means you'll get "****ty honours".

    I didn't get drunk every night during my degrees, but quite a lot. I came out of my BSc with a first and came out of my Masters with a Distinction. I also did most of the coursework for my Masters while slightly drunk.

    Like it or not, a lot of university socialising involves being in bars/pubs etc, so you'd probably do well to keep the opinions you've expressed here to yourself if you actually want to make friends. But I notice that isn't one of the things you said you're going to university for so that may well be fine for you. I wouldn't recommend it though, as being good with people is nearly as important as having a good degree. Arguably more so.
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    being a university student is basically the same thing as being a full-time alcoholic (until the last term of the last year - me now)
    the only difference is that your parents are proud of you for it
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    (Original post by lw8)
    It's unhealthy, immoral and makes people completely dysfunctional, not to mention the cancer that is 'night life' (basically a load of desperate teenagers looking for a bang).
    I'm going to uni to become a healthier, more educated, better organized and well rounded individual. The entirety of my 'uni life' will be lectures, revision, the gym and playing sports.
    Am i the only one?
    This is all a bit over-dramatic and judgemental. If you choose not to drink alcohol then that's fine, but it would be better if you could also accept that lots of people choose to drink alcohol perfectly sensible and acceptably, without being the calamitous wrecks that you describe here.
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    i dont drink but to be fair, i wont be living in uni accommodation either so it wont be an issue for me anyway
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    in my third year and haven't drank at all since being here
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    I'll make friends just fine without alcohol, thanks.
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    (Original post by Reality Check)
    This is all a bit over-dramatic and judgemental. If you choose not to drink alcohol then that's fine, but it would be better if you could also accept that lots of people choose to drink alcohol perfectly sensible and acceptably, without being the calamitous wrecks that you describe here.
    Okay, I admit that I'm slightly guilty of hyperbole here

    I don't hate everyone that drinks. Just FYI. If I did, Id hate 99.9% of the population.
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    (Original post by lw8)
    Anyone else planning to go through uni without drinking alcohol?
    I don't see the appeal of it, I'm there to get a degree and play on a sports team, not get smashed of my face every night and come out with *****y honours. I've never drank alcohol in my life and I for sure won't be doing it at uni. It's unhealthy, immoral and makes people completely dysfunctional, not to mention the cancer that is 'night life' (basically a load of desperate teenagers looking for a bang).
    I'm going to uni to become a healthier, more educated, better organized and well rounded individual. The entirety of my 'uni life' will be lectures, revision, the gym and playing sports.
    Am i the only one?
    I don't drink at all purely as a personal lifestyle choice, but honestly I think your perception is a bit skewed. Yes, a lot of people drink at university - but a lot of the time it's just young people having fun and letting their hair down. It is not 'immoral'... I have friends who drink and they manage to stay on top of their workload (better than me lmao).

    Just don't treat people like **** and look down on them because they choose to drink... it won't be conducive to your journey to become a 'well rounded individual' lmao. Not a healthy attitude.
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    (Original post by SinsNotTragedies)
    I don't drink at all purely as a personal lifestyle choice, but honestly I think your perception is a bit skewed. Yes, a lot of people drink at university - but a lot of the time it's just young people having fun and letting their hair down. It is not 'immoral'... I have friends who drink and they manage to stay on top of their workload (better than me lmao).

    Just don't treat people like **** and look down on them because they choose to drink... it won't be conducive to your journey to become a 'well rounded individual' lmao. Not a healthy attitude.
    I never treated anyone like ****, nor did I look down on anyone because they chose to drink.
    I'm just asking if anyone else shares similar opinions to me, because it seems I'm in a very small minority of people who HATE alcohol. I hate ALCOHOL, not the people that drink it.

    Also, the main reason drinkers annoy me is because they look down on people who don't drink, when they're the ones doing damage to their own body (they can do what they want, just don't look down on me for not doing it).
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    (Original post by lw8)
    I never treated anyone like ****, nor did I look down on anyone because they chose to drink.
    I'm just asking if anyone else shares similar opinions to me, because it seems I'm in a very small minority of people who HATE alcohol. I hate ALCOHOL, not the people that drink it.
    No, that isn't how you are projecting yourself. Your criticism of alcohol implicates those who consume it:

    (Original post by lw8)
    It's unhealthy, immoral and makes people completely dysfunctional, not to mention the cancer that is 'night life' (basically a load of desperate teenagers looking for a bang).
    You state that it renders people "completely dysfunctional", and you reduce those who participate in nightlife as being "desperate" and "looking for a bang". This is not true, only in severe cases does it make people dysfunctional. And even with how rife alcohol is in university life, people who drink manage to come out with very good degrees and seasoned CVs - this clearly indicates that alcohol doesn't make people dysfunctional.

    As for labelling it immoral, that implies that you think those who take part in drinking are taking part in an act of an immoral nature. This is looking down on people for their (legal, I hasten to add) lifestyle choices.
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    I know a couple who just have a couple in the club and managed fine to get through uni. So i'd advise you to have a few and loosen up and you can still attend the club and socialise etc.

    As someone almost leaving uni, i can get away with drinking infrequently as i've made loads of friends over the years and we chill without drink.

    However drinking isn't 'immoral'. I don't believe other drugs are 'immoral' either otherwise everyone in the club is 'dysfunctional', heading for '****y honours'.

    I know a boy who drank hard 4 nights a week and got a first in law. Not recommending that but drinking =/ poor grades.

    Everything in moderation imo and yeah you can drink and take drugs, just have a balance.
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    (Original post by SinsNotTragedies)
    No, that isn't how you are projecting yourself. Your criticism of alcohol implicates those who consume it:



    You state that it renders people "completely dysfunctional", and you reduce those who participate in nightlife as being "desperate" and "looking for a bang". This is not true, only in severe cases does it make people dysfunctional. And even with how rife alcohol is in university life, people who drink manage to come out with very good degrees and seasoned CVs - this clearly indicates that alcohol doesn't make people dysfunctional.

    As for labelling it immoral, that implies that you think those who take part in drinking are taking part in an act of an immoral nature. This is looking down on people for their (legal, I hasten to add) lifestyle choices.
    It is immoral, in my opinion, everyone has different morals and ideas, hence why I don't do it.
    Other people can do what they want with their lives, obviously. I however won't be spending hard earned money on alcohol.

    About the 'dysfunctional' comment.
    Thousands of people every day take days off work, miss lectures etc every day (hence 'dysfunctional') because of alcohol.
    Just because people who drink alcohol do well, doesn't mean they couldn't have done even better had they not drunk alcohol.

    Like I said though, other people can do what they want with their life, and I'll do me. I prefer health and education over some short term enjoyment personally.
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    (Original post by Unistudent77)
    I know a couple who just have a couple in the club and managed fine to get through uni. So i'd advise you to have a few and loosen up and you can still attend the club and socialise etc.

    As someone almost leaving uni, i can get away with drinking infrequently as i've made loads of friends over the years and we chill without drink.

    However drinking isn't 'immoral'. I don't believe other drugs are 'immoral' either otherwise everyone in the club is 'dysfunctional', heading for '****y honours'.

    I know a boy who drank hard 4 nights a week and got a first in law. Not recommending that but drinking =/ poor grades.

    Everything in moderation imo and yeah you can drink and take drugs, just have a balance.
    If I attended clubs and the like I'd probably end up drinking (albeit little) but I don't like night life at all, it's too rowdy, loud and sends my anxiety through the roof, can't stay for more than 10 minutes without getting a headache.
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    It's very possible to work hard and play hard.
    You don't have to drink if you don't want to, but don't make this sound as though you are better than anyone who does.
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    (Original post by lw8)
    It is immoral, in my opinion, everyone has different morals and ideas, hence why I don't do it.
    Other people can do what they want with their lives, obviously. I however won't be spending hard earned money on alcohol.

    About the 'dysfunctional' comment.
    Thousands of people every day take days off work, miss lectures etc every day (hence 'dysfunctional' because of alcohol.
    Just because people who drink alcohol do well, doesn't mean they couldn't have done even better had they not drunk alcohol.

    Like I said though, other people can do what they want with their life, and I'll do me. I prefer health and education over some short term enjoyment personally.
    Only idiots do that. My sister never missed a lecture due to a hangover/drinking and she was a pretty hard drinker. She graduated with first class honours from Oxford last year.

    You don't want to drink? Fine plenty of people feel the same as you. But honestly, being all judgemental makes you look like a douchebag and it won't get you far at uni. You say you want to join a sports society, which one are you looking at? Some sports societies are very intense and so prefer their team members not to drink that much anyway unless it's socials. And even then there are sober socials.
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    (Original post by lw8)
    Anyone else planning to go through uni without drinking alcohol?
    I don't see the appeal of it, I'm there to get a degree and play on a sports team, not get smashed of my face every night and come out with *****y honours. I've never drank alcohol in my life and I for sure won't be doing it at uni. It's unhealthy, immoral and makes people completely dysfunctional, not to mention the cancer that is 'night life' (basically a load of desperate teenagers looking for a bang).
    I'm going to uni to become a healthier, more educated, better organized and well rounded individual. The entirety of my 'uni life' will be lectures, revision, the gym and playing sports.
    Am i the only one?
    Why is drinking alcohol immoral?


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