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(BBC)   Why aren't young people interested in drinking? Because they've all seen their parents blitzed too many times: "It was the sight of intoxicated older people that helped put Liam off drinking for life"   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 16
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2014-01-09 09:30:49 AM
4 votes:
Yeah... I just toured a bunch of our international partner unis in the UK and all of you can rest assured that UK young people drink like fish.
2014-01-09 10:40:12 AM
3 votes:
This is easy to explain. Teenagers have no clue about the reality of life. When they hit middle age, they understand how things really work. At that point, it's either hit the sauce or go on a killing spree.
2014-01-09 10:20:34 AM
3 votes:
I remember "straight-edge" dorks at punk shows in the mid 90s.  The more militant ones would pick fights with people who had a drink in their hand.

It was like suburban Saudi Arabia.
2014-01-09 10:22:32 AM
2 votes:
I'd agree that the best argument against drinking is drunk people.  I farking hate drunk people.  Loud, obnoxious, over-emotional, stumbling, irresponsible assholes. Do you have to drink to get drunk?  No, no you don't.  Drinking can be quite fun without losing your friends over your embarrassing lack of self-restraint.  But you wouldn't know it with all the pissed faced, puking idiots everywhere that serves alcohol.
2014-01-09 10:18:44 AM
2 votes:
I haven't noticed young people not drinking. Then again, I live in Wisconsin
2014-01-09 11:38:09 AM
1 votes:

tiamet4: My husband doesn't drink.  Doesn't feel any strong objection to it, just "isn't interested".  Thus I have a lifetime DD.  WIN!

I know a few other people my age (late 20's early 30's) who are the same.  I personally was never interested in getting drunk and disliked the few times I have been drunk so I don't drink very much.  Seeing my friends get wasted annoyed me and I never want to be the drunk chick making a fool of herself.


You guys sound like a riot at parties.  Sober and judgy.
2014-01-09 10:33:56 AM
1 votes:
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2014-01-09 10:29:20 AM
1 votes:
I know the article is from England, but my theory here is youngsters are afraid of the Draconian penalties for underage drinking.  When I was a kid the worst that would happen is a simple ticket no-one cared about, but often the result of getting caught was confiscation of one's fake I.D. and a boot out the door.

Now it's practically the same punishment and hand wringing as if a kid got caught playing a real life Dexter.

Kudos to many kids for being mature about their futures, but boooo on society for making a mountain out of a molehill.
2014-01-09 10:28:46 AM
1 votes:
This is certainly the case with me.   My father was a high functioning alky.   He went to work everyday, and paid the bills, but when he was home, we was always drunk.  Not very many fun family outings while growing up with my family.  Staying home when my father was home wasn't very much fun either.  Some of my friends had it worse, parents who were so farked up they couldn't function at all.  I drink very little, and same goes for my friends who grew up with alky parents.
2014-01-09 10:28:39 AM
1 votes:

gadian: I'd agree that the best argument against drinking is drunk people.  I farking hate drunk people.  Loud, obnoxious, over-emotional, stumbling, irresponsible assholes. Do you have to drink to get drunk?  No, no you don't.  Drinking can be quite fun without losing your friends over your embarrassing lack of self-restraint.  But you wouldn't know it with all the pissed faced, puking idiots everywhere that serves alcohol.


This. Drinking isn't the problem. Binge drinking and abject intoxication is the problem.
2014-01-09 10:26:06 AM
1 votes:
From you alright, I learned it by watching you.
2014-01-09 10:22:15 AM
1 votes:
I used to drink a lot. I still do, but I used to also.
2014-01-09 10:21:53 AM
1 votes:
It was my older brother that did it for me. He was a senior when I was a freshman, and every Monday at school I heard, "Dude, your bro is like, so crazy, man! Friday night he, like, chugged a keg bro!" What I remember from that is him coming home at 3am, vomiting on the kitchen floor and falling down the basement stairs. So I never drank in high school. Seemed like more trouble than it was worth.

Then I joined the Army and became a regular little black-out drunk for about 5 years. Good times!
2014-01-09 10:20:10 AM
1 votes:

Slaxl: bronyaur1: Yeah... I just toured a bunch of our international partner unis in the UK and all of you can rest assured that UK young people drink like fish.

But you're a Farker, so you drink. If you go to a pub to drink you're going to see a lot of people drinking. That doesn't mean everyone is drinking.


I have yet to meet someone from the UK who didn't like to throw a few back, and that sample set is not small.
2014-01-09 10:18:40 AM
1 votes:
I recently cut back on drinking, mostly to get rid of the gut, but partly because I'm getting bored of it.

/old
2014-01-09 10:15:49 AM
1 votes:
They're all on The Pot!

/who am I to wave my finger
 
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