Parties And DrinkingI'm 19 years old, and everyone around my age is forever going to parties. Parties with drinking, rap music, and dangerous games. I have never been to one. I don't want to go to one. Truth be known, I don't think anyone would ever invite me to one. The only reason I know about these parties is because everyone's forever posting photos of them on Facebook.
Having Asperger's Syndrome, I am uncomfortable with many social situations, especially ones that involve crowds or large groups. Couple that with the fact I'm Mormon and teetotal, and these parties are a bad idea. Then again, the only alternative I know of are some "young single adult Mormon" gatherings. But the people who go to those gatherings are overachievers–––something that they make very well-known. I can't connect with them any better than I can with the folks at non-Mormon drinking parties.
By the way, leaving the Mormon faith won't solve this - even if I left the church, I would still be teetotal. And nothing will change the fact that I have Asperger's. Am I fated to be at disconnect with the world forever? Maybe.