So, alcohol. There’s a lowkey pressure to go to parties, drink alcohol and ~have fun~ once you hit your late teens/early 20s and beyond.
But what if I told you, brace yourselves here, that you could have fun without drinking? Shocking, I know.
All sarcasm aside, I don’t think there’s anything inherently wrong with drinking. It’s not a sin, just be as responsible as you can be and make sure you’re keeping yourself and others safe. So no drunk driving, seriously, there’s no need.
But just because I don’t disagree with it doesn’t mean I have to take part in it yknow? I just don’t think it’s my kinda thing in general. Loud parties and drunk sweaty teenagers? No thank you! I don’t enjoy the thought of not being as in control of what I say or do. I can only imagine the kind of things I’d end up saying to people if I didn’t have a filter… *shudder*
I think if my some random chance I did decide to go to a party, I’d prefer to take care of my drunk-off-their-face friends and make sure they got home safe and sound.
Plus, I’ve seen countless family breakdowns within close family friends which may not have happened if there was no alcohol present. Of course alcohol is not the one solely to blame but I can’t help but think of it as an enabler. My temper isn’t exactly great and I don’t think alcohol could help, plus I’d rather not find that alcohol “helps”, using that term very loosely, with my mental illness and then start depending on it. In an extreme case of course.
I thought I’d just write this post to say you’re not weird if you don’t wanna drink, it’s a perfectly normal standpoint to have and you shouldn’t let anyone make you feel like you have to drink to be interesting.
Until next time 🙂