Why do you drink HEthens?
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Thoughts on drinking:
It’s just a social habit. If you think about it, drinking a lot is completely useless and basically just helps you forget about your insecurities and puts flab on your belly. Most of the time (when I’ve drinkin in the past) I’m full, not even thirsty and I’m just buying drinks because it’s a social habit –It’s basically something to do when there’s an awkward silence or whatever. IT’S JUST SOMETHING TO DO TO FILL IN THE TIME. IT’S A WAY TO FIT IN AND BE ACCEPTED.
But in reality it’s frankly a waste of money, unhealthy and unnecessary. Many people do it “to have a good time” or as an ESCAPE. But why do I need to escape? I’m happy in this moment right now. I’m good. I don’t want to escape!
I’d rather buy a meal instead of a nice $10 drink any day. All it does it make me feel tired and just want another one right after because, afterall, it’s just a HABIT to go get another one! It’s only that COMFORT of having something in your hand. Something to sip on to fit in, because everyone else is sipping on something. Why not sip on something healthy like water or juice?
Looking back on some nights, was all that alcohol necessary? Was each dollar spent totally and completely worth it? For me, most of my past experiences I’d say NO for just about every drink I bought. It wasn’t completely worth my dollar spent, because I could have had just as much fun without the drinks. They were a waste of money and did not give me value, besides social comfort (stems from insecurities)!!
I don’t drink. It never appealed to me, and it is interesting to “people watch” at a party and witness all your friends “having a great time”. I am not trying to sound like a dick, but it is pretty true, alcohol makes things “fun” which we would not consider fun. It lowers your standards of a good time.
I was just out to the bar with my friends this weekend and I had a great time socializing with everyone completely sober. The part which I find most unappealing is that the people who ended up getting really drunk that night had no memory of what we did.
All of my friends ask me to share a drink with them. My oldest friends accept that I don’t drink (I am only 21 btw), but new people I meet frequently ask me why I don’t drink. What I am finding now is that a lot of people look up to someone who can have a good time at a party while sober. I have never had a hard time talking to people, I understand this is not something everyone can do, BUT anyone can have a good time at a party sober. If you are worried about being judged, YOU judge people too much. Go out and have a good time sober, your mind and your body will thank you.
Press: Do you worry about smoking in public? Do you think it might set a bad example for your younger fans?
George Harrison: We don’t set examples. We smoke because we’ve always smoked. Kids don’t smoke because we do.
They smoke because they want to. If we changed we’d be putting on an act.
Ringo Starr (whispering): We even drink.
I drink to have a good time, and to balance out my very structured and rigorous week to week lifestyle of schooling and sports. I often drink to the point of blacking out which is really bad for the body and the brain so I’ve been trying to come up with ways to prevent my drinking to coming to that point.
@bayleyboy, But drinking to the amount of getting a very enjoyable buzz is awesome. I havent drunk to black out in a long time. Drinking is a fantastic way to socialize, not only because your inhibitions are lowered, but because so is everyone elses. I love it when people come out of their shells who normally dont do so. Also, I suffer from a disease known as “empty hand syndrome”, I get fidgety standing around with nothing in my hands. A beer cures that problem very well.
I actually am surprised that no one has mentioned the artistry of crafting a alcoholic beverage of legitimate quality. No other consumable comes close in sheer joy for me than sipping an incredible Cabernet paired with an appropriate meal.
That said, drinking cheaper things in higher volume for the sake of socializing or “taking the edge off” is something I do frequently but in moderation. When I am in a party atmosphere, as well as alone, it allows me to relax some of the general anxiety I carry around day to day. It’s one thing to say “Well, if you want to to relax, just meditate all the time” but really, a serving of vodka before bed really helps me effectively fall asleep where I might have otherwise been kept awake with my busy mind.
Alcohol as an excuse is never a great idea. I don’t need it to be social, I don’t need it to sleep, nor do I insist on having it for any particular instance related to the aforementioned examples…it’s just nice to have the lubricant sometimes.
And again, in vino veritas
good beer is tasty. so is good whiskey.
@greenthinker, If you are worried about being judged, YOU judge people too much
well said. once I realized how little attention people were paying to me, it was liberating. and I stopped judging other people.
@butidonteven, you can get past that w/out alcohol if you try. practice being sociable everywhere and pretty soon you’ll be “naturally” sociable. I used to be a shy introvert – until I decided I wasn’t going to be that person anymore.
Drinking is a nice peaceful activity that helps me take a few minutes and reflect after a long day at work. Sometimes, after spending 40-50 hours a week in an office and 6-9 hours a week in class, it’s pretty damn fun to “get silly” with friends and take my mind off of my daily routine and concerns. People tend to open up and talk more when alcohol is involved. When I play shows buzzed I worry less about what people think of me, so I perform better.
Also, I love the taste and feel of beer, wine, whiskey, rum, etc…
@greenthinker, if you judge others, maybe you judge yourSELF too much?
Is it funny to talk about judging others as you try to tell others how to live a sober life b/c drinking isn’t good for YOU?
I started drinking at a young age, 15, and I used to party a lot. But now that i’m out of high school everyone in my age or surroundings are all drinking and partying all the time. I find it a little annoying, I don’t drink that much anymore. If I do, I like to drink with a few people that I really enjoy. You just really let go of the wall that you usually put up. But honestly I think it’s okay to do it every once and a while but now days I feel that everyone just drinks to get drunk and forget their problems. I don’t know, I just think I grew out of my party stage. Party pooper I am lol
I don’t really drink anymore. I used to drink often, now I only drink every couple months in social settings with my incredible friends. I enjoy being silly w/ my best mates and feeling more relaxed in my own body. Though I haven’t drank since I quit smoking cigarettes (5 weeks ago. Woohoooo) and its going to be weird to have a beer w/out a cig.