Is Beer and drugs over rated?

This is like a thread by a vegan claiming juicy steak and lobster that melts in your mouth is overrated. :whatever:
 
Beer is my least favorite drink, I've never gotten used to it, and i dont think i ever will..

I seems that everyone drinks, Especially in high school and college, where every party is filled with drunken *****bags and thugs. It seems you can only make friends in high school and college if you lower yourself to what everyones doing. (sheep) But if thats how to make friends, then i'd rather be a loner. Everyone wants to share the Same cool. especially in school. Everyone has to like the same thing and so the same thing(drinking, drugs) But to me cool is a point of view, and drugs and alcohol are not in my definition of what cool to me is. you shouldn't have to drink or smoke to be accepted. But hey, who wants to be accepted into a group of scumbags anyways? i know i don't.

I talked to a few of my friends over the year who drinks and smokes and they agree with me. Thats all what kids do these days are drinking and doing drugs and thats what their lives revolve around, day in and day out. She was surprised that i never done anything. She even convinced me by saying "you'll make a lot of friends" then i replied with "i'd rather be alone" with a smile. :yay:

I used to have a lot of close friends, but now i lost them to drugs and alcohol. I cant hang out with them anymore because all they do is get drunk and get high. They used to be fun and interesting. Very creative and we shared a lot of hobbies and interests. we made a lot of movies and went on vacations (pre-high school) Now all they are interested in is getting wasted. its sad that your best friends can later turn out to disappoint and disgust you.


what are your insights and opinions on this controversy matter. I hope there isn't any jerks and bully's on today :cwink:

In high school my group of friends and I never drank, so I can't comment on highschool. College however, I drank and later on smoked pot and tried some other drugs too, but had plenty of friends that did one or the other or neither. I think your prejudgice against alcohol and drugs is actually what's driving you away from your friends. I had one friend in college that didn't drink or do drugs throughout all four years and always hung out with people who drank and did drugs, we never pressured her, we knew she didn't want to do that and respected it, but she also respected our decision to do what we wanted to do. Personally in high school I had a lot of preconceived notions about drugs and alcohol from all the "propaganda" that was shoved down my throat, four years in college changed all that, as I realized most of the ill-effects from drinking and doing drugs don't exsist. Yes, you can get addicted, but it must take a lot of work because even with all the drinking and drugs I've taken I can honestly say I can stop whenever I want because I did stop, I still drink, but only during the weekends, never really even have a desire to drink otherwise, unless I'm hanging out with other people that are drinking. You seem like much more of a *****ebag than the people you're talking about, since you're labeling them right off the bat as sheep, thugs, *****ebags and scumbags, maybe if you talked to them you'd realize most people that drink or do drugs also have other interests besides that, only hardcore alcoholics/drug addicts think about nothing else beside getting wasted or high.
 
In my opinion those that drink and use drugs to "be cool" are weak.
 
I had a Super Big Gulp full of Rum and Coke years later.
It still tasted like a coke with poison in it, but after drinking the whole thing, the world turned into a fantastic, colorful wonderland of fun and adventure and I felt better than I'd ever felt in my entire life.

Haha, that's beautiful.
 
Are beer and drugs overrated? Yes, yes they are.

Unfortunately, it takes many teenagers 10 to 20 years to realize that.
 
As far as teens, more than booze and drugs, "GETTING IN TO THE BAR" is what's really overrated. lol
They think it's gonna be so magical.
 
I totally disagree.
When I was young I was a good Christian and looked down on all of my friends who did drugs and got wasted every night.
I didn't even drink coffee.

They all had their insane boozing phase, sneaking a pint of vodka into the all ages dance club by pouring it into their empty hairspray bottles in their purse, etc.

So they all went nuts in their youth, when their young, resiliant bodies could bounce back from the damage more easily, whereas I started drinking right around age 21.

Now, without exception all of my friends who were partying insanely all through their teenage years burned out on it and now are married with families and really good careers.
In fact the heaviest drinker from those days, she now has 3 martinis a year, on her birthday, and that's IT.

But I'm 35 and became a raging alcoholic and drank to excess every other day for like 10 years.

So I think teens should drink, drink, drink till they get bored with it.
It's easier for them to heal, AND to change behaviours as they grow, than it is for someone who is almost 40.

Dude. You need to write an autobiography. Full of awesome stories and teachings. It'd be like the modern day bible.

As for beer and drugs, whatever. I only drink alone now, but I used to do the whole party thing. I smoke up occasionally too. But even if I didn't the people who are my friends would be my friends. I always had this picture of high school being very much like you said, very divided. But nope. My three years there so far and I can get along with pretty much any group even if I don't do the things they do. Whether it be D&D/online RPGs or getting f**ked up.
 
In my opinion those that drink and use drugs to "be cool" are weak.

anybody that does anything to "be cool" is "weak"... if you do your hair a certain way because you saw it on mtv, if you put on a piece of clothing because it's what "is in", or you think people will like it, if you agree with something someone says, even though you disagree with it inside, if you drink when you don't want to, if you say that you like something you don't, etc, etc... you're weak.

it's not just drinking and drugs that make someone a 'sheep'... and anyone that says they've never been a sheep at some point in their lives is a liar.
 
Beer is overrated. Now, vodka? No way you can overrate that stuff.

Actually I'm kidding on the vodka. My parents let me drink as much as I wanted, whenever I wanted to, from when I was 12. I got royally wasted. Once. I have never been drunk again since that day, and I never want to be.

I actually find I seem to have a lot more fun than my friends from college. To date [since september] they've lost nearly £10,000 worth of shoes, clothing and handbags either to puke, damage or loss. My total? 0. They've woken up in alleyways, gutters, stranger's houses, the harbour, often in the cells. I've never woken up anywhere except my own home, and normally I remember to take my makeup off before I fall into bed. They've had injuries that have cost them college hours, work time, ended them up on medication for the pain and infections and have some real nice cigarette burns and scars that can't explain. I have a scar on my knuckle, from punching a drunk who wouldn't take no for an answer.

I come home after a good night, feeling like I've had a good night, and I remember the fun in the morning. They get home feeling like ****, having made themselves sick and gotten themselves into trouble, and feel even worse in the morning when they can't remember a thing they did and have the hangover from hell. I think I know who of us is better off.
 
I was never a drinker..

As for drugs, and this is no bull**** either...... my father burned me with my own joint once and then said "if I catch you our find out you're smokin' that ****, I'll stomp your ass then burn you again". To this day, I haven't touched a single illegal subatance....not out of fear but out of respect for him....and myself I should add.
 
yah i lost a lot of great friends to beer and drugs, they didnt want to be friends with me if i didnt do them cuz it wasnt cool not to. the thing that bugs me is that so many people can not have fun on a weekend unless they are at a party. my friends and i have a great time just watching movies/playing video games, going out or w/e, but we dont need drug nor drink to have fun, and for real a lot of highschoolers needed to. i still know people who are in college, that if i invite them to a party im having, and they find out there is no drinks or drugs they say its lame. but you know what we have a great time so w/e. being a Christian i had a hard time not judging people while in highschool, but judging people is doing exactly what a Christian isnt supposed to, but iv learned now that drinking and drugs is really just an outlet for people, where i have my outlet in Christ they have their own, and its my duty as a Christian to show the love of Jesus to those people, that doesnt mean shoving the gospel down their throats, but just loving them for who they are and being their friend.
 
anybody that does anything to "be cool" is "weak"... if you do your hair a certain way because you saw it on mtv, if you put on a piece of clothing because it's what "is in", or you think people will like it, if you agree with something someone says, even though you disagree with it inside, if you drink when you don't want to, if you say that you like something you don't, etc, etc... you're weak.

it's not just drinking and drugs that make someone a 'sheep'... and anyone that says they've never been a sheep at some point in their lives is a liar.

Agreed, although sometimes being a follower is more dangerous than others.
 
I was never a drinker..

As for drugs, and this is no bull**** either...... my father burned me with my own joint once and then said "if I catch you our find out you're smokin' that ****, I'll stomp your ass then burn you again". To this day, I haven't touched a single illegal subatance....not out of fear but out of respect for him.

props to you for that, most people arent mature enough to respect their parent in that situation and instead would just go out and do more of it specifically because there dad was pissed. for me, if my parents get mad i have a hard time respecting them, but if i do something and they act sad or disapointed i totally try and make up for what i did
 
Beer is my least favorite drink, I've never gotten used to it, and i dont think i ever will..

I seems that everyone drinks, Especially in high school and college, where every party is filled with drunken *****bags and thugs.


But that's the fun. :huh:

College parties are the definition of what a good time is.
 
props to you for that, most people arent mature enough to respect their parent in that situation and instead would just go out and do more of it specifically because there dad was pissed


He didn't really do it so I would respect his wishes he rather did it because he wanted me to have respect for myself. He was big on that, not many parents give the lesson in self respect....most parents just say "do as I say" then like you said the kid runs off and does the opposite.
 
Beer is my least favorite drink, I've never gotten used to it, and i dont think i ever will..

I seems that everyone drinks, Especially in high school and college, where every party is filled with drunken *****bags and thugs. It seems you can only make friends in high school and college if you lower yourself to what everyones doing. (sheep) But if thats how to make friends, then i'd rather be a loner. Everyone wants to share the Same cool. especially in school. Everyone has to like the same thing and so the same thing(drinking, drugs) But to me cool is a point of view, and drugs and alcohol are not in my definition of what cool to me is. you shouldn't have to drink or smoke to be accepted. But hey, who wants to be accepted into a group of scumbags anyways? i know i don't.

I talked to a few of my friends over the year who drinks and smokes and they agree with me. Thats all what kids do these days are drinking and doing drugs and thats what their lives revolve around, day in and day out. She was surprised that i never done anything. She even convinced me by saying "you'll make a lot of friends" then i replied with "i'd rather be alone" with a smile. :yay:

I used to have a lot of close friends, but now i lost them to drugs and alcohol. I cant hang out with them anymore because all they do is get drunk and get high. They used to be fun and interesting. Very creative and we shared a lot of hobbies and interests. we made a lot of movies and went on vacations (pre-high school) Now all they are interested in is getting wasted. its sad that your best friends can later turn out to disappoint and disgust you.


what are your insights and opinions on this controversy matter. I hope there isn't any jerks and bully's on today :cwink:

Dont become a loner, unless you want to be a loner for life. People will come on here and say "be yourself". But last time I checked, that means alienating yourself and can only lead to a weekend where all youre doing is watching TV. Trust me, im graduating in 3 months, I know. The thing is, just because you want to break the chain, doesnt mean you should. If you don't do drugs, then you won't hang out with the crowd that does. If you don't drink then youre alienating yourself from the drinkers, which, last time I checked, was everyone.

Go with the flow, and have your fun, because when you grow up, youre going to hate yourself for not getting the social skills you need to have friends.

The reason I drink is to have a good time, and I know its helping me because I use to lack a lot of social skills, I still do, but I want to be the best I can be and learn from experience. Plus you'll look like an idiot when you turn 18 and say "Ive never had a beer or been drunk before".

So my point is: Drink for the good times and for learning social skills.
 
Me too. I might open up a can of one of my favorite lagers, Old German. :)
 
I keep drinks in the house for if I have people over, as I know it's naive to not have something for the colleagues when they come over to chill, but I don't drink personally. Some people are fine with it, some aren't. That's life.
 
I think it's funny when people don't drink or do drugs for health reasons, yet they stuff their faces with junkfood and sit on their asses all day.
 

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