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Why do young people like to drink in large quantities? What do you think is behind the culture of drinking alcohol?
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well because it feels good
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well because it feels good
But why is there such a culture around drinking in excess quantities when it’s so bad for you and makes people make bad decisions?
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im 14 and drink on special occasions but its never a large quantity. its usually half a cup and its mixed with lemonade. i dont understand why other people drink in large quantities
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To drown their sorrows. Why else would anyone get drunk?
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makes you forget everything i guess same with drugs and yum a vodka and red bull
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makes you forget everything i guess same with drugs and yum a vodka and red bull
Is it healthy to drink so that you forget everything? Why not own up to your problems?
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Is it healthy to drink so that you forget everything? Why not own up to your problems?
Because it’s nice to forget them sometimes
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It's really funny to drink a lot with friends. If you're by yourself, then there's not really any good reason to.
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Because it's fun. Your inhibitions are lowered so conversations can get a lot more interesting.
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(Original post by YourClassLiberal)
Why do young people like to drink in large quantities? What do you think is behind the culture of drinking alcohol?

People like to drink because it chemically alters their thought patterns in a way that allows them to unwind, let their hair down and have fun. The binge drinking that plays a major part in “lad culture” just stems from the fact that we’re competitive and tribal critters.

If you put a group of young lads in a bar they will always be curious about who can drink the most without throwing up/passing out. They’ll also speculate on who would win in a fight hypothetically between any member of their own group and whether their group could beat that other group over there. We have a weird need to find out how much we and our mates can stand and who’s body is the most impervious. We feel safer knowing this stuff. 🧐
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Why do young people like to drink in large quantities? What do you think is behind the culture of drinking alcohol?
Idk if its reallly a culture, just seems like a lot of young people like alchohol and thats to be expected since they want to let off some steam from stuff like uni, work etc and some feel pressured into doing it
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I just enjoy it. Me Ma says it's the genes. Never really done the 'lad' thing, but I can hold my ale really well and very rarely end up drunk, much less vomiting or passed out.
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I found myself in the position where i drank a bit during university but it happened because I moved away from home and was wanting something to do in the evening/into music in the clubs. and peer pressure I guess, even if I imagined it.
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Hi, I'm Spanker and I'm.. Drinking right now!
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Come back week for 'Why do people wear different colours?'
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People like to drink because it chemically alters their thought patterns in a way that allows them to unwind, let their hair down and have fun. The binge drinking that plays a major part in “lad culture” just stems from the fact that we’re competitive and tribal critters.

If you put a group of young lads in a bar they will always be curious about who can drink the most without throwing up/passing out. They’ll also speculate on who would win in a fight hypothetically between any member of their own group and whether their group could beat that other group over there. We have a weird need to find out how much we and our mates can stand and who’s body is the most impervious. We feel safer knowing this stuff. 🧐
But what difference does it make who can drink more?
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to feel better about your problems
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(Original post by YourClassLiberal)
But what difference does it make who can drink more?

It doesn’t make any difference really it’s just an excuse to be competitive. We like being better at things than those around us ... even the silliest things like who can drink the most, who has the wittiest banter or who’s the best on the karaoke. Nobody likes to lose! 😂
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to feel better about your problems
But it won’t make your problems go away, people should face up to them
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