Parties And Drinking

I'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.
rustyguy rustyguy
18-21, M
2 Responses Nov 29, 2010

you are a person in your own right you don't need parties or mormon church but you have the ability to pick a carreer choice and be very good at it,think about working with others who need help.I have a son who has AS and he helps with children who have special needs and is good with them(he's 17)in the local primary school.

When someone drinks too much, he shows the world his inner dumb-@ss. <br />
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You would too, if you drank. Add Asperger's to the mix and you might get yourself into serious trouble. Better just to stay sober.