Not Alone!!!

Most of my friends don't understand why. They drink, but not excessively. I just don't want to.
I know what alcohol can do to your body. I know that a little bit of red wine is good for your heart when drunk at meals, but I just don't want to drink. I've had beer before and wine(white) and pina coolatas(spelling? It accually was pretty good), I really cannot for the life of me understand why people drink. I guess its just not really my taste??? What ever, Iif others want to drink, go ahead. Just isn't for me I guess.
Venus124 Venus124
18-21, F
9 Responses Aug 2, 2010

You are right, but the brainwashing bit was originally intended as a joke, seeing as we can't make everybody be different in the same way. :P I get what you are saying about the fact that we can't appreciate one aspect of the universe without the other, I think that is because, without it's opposite, it would ceace to exist, or become something else completely.

That's exactly what I feel. The moment we begin to live on lies, or build a foundation on lies, we can't really be assured what is and isn't really real. To live down that path, I've always found kinda un-nerving, and just clashes with the lifestyle I want.<br />
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Also, I do kinda see what you're saying. But I wouldn't really say it was brainwashing the masses, more just opening them up to think for themselves (as brainwashing would indicate you were making a wide range of people think a certain thing). But I do see what you're getting at. I guess, like most aspects of the universe, it's good to always have a balance. You can't appreciate light without dark, for instance, just like you can't appreciate individuality without conformity. So it's like conformity is necessary to highlight the people being unique.<br />
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At least, I think that's what you mean, feel free to correct me if I'm wrong though.

Well, if we aren't true to ourselves, how will we even know when we are lying? Or what we want? We kneed to know ourselves.<br />
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And yes, people like me are very rare, but for some reason I don't think that brainwashing the masses to think for themselves or to be individuals would be the right thing to do, or would even work for that matter...

Well, if we aren't true to ourselves, how will we even know when we are lying? Or what we want? We kneed to know ourselves.<br />
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And yes, people like me are very rare, but for some reason I don't think that brainwashing the masses to think for themselves or to be individuals would be the right thing to do, or would even work for that matter...

Then that's amazing because the trail of thought you expressed here is what's natural to you.<br />
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You don't need alcohol to be fun or confident, and you don't want to do it just to please others or go along with others, so why drink it? There's no reason to, so it's not like you have to.<br />
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That's a good place to be. I've always admired people that can think for themselves like that, and be true to themselves. I don't even know you, and already you seem like such an amazing strong character on this very story alone.<br />
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People like you are increasingly rare.

I am naturally confident and fun. I've seen what some of the effects of alcohol can do to people, and I don't want to become somebody that I wouldn't want to know...<br />
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I always stick to what I believe in, and when people try to change my mind, I want, no, demand really, to know exactly why. I may have earned a reputation as being a bit combattive, but it's better then being a known as the drunk. <br />
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A person should only do what others are doing if they enjoy it for themselves. If you choose to do something before you know that it's popular, it's still being an individual. Or at least, I feel that it is.<br />
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All in all, I still wont drink alcohol.

I always say you shouldn't do something just because everyone else is doing it, there should be natural passion in you to want to do it yourself. If there isn't that passion, don't do something just because you feel you have to.<br />
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Sticking to what you believe is a strength of character. In a way, does it matter if everyone else is doing the same thing? In a way, that sense of conformity and imitation, wouldnt' that mean everyone else is weak of character?<br />
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People often drink for dutch courage, for confidence, for fun, but if you can have that without need for substances, I deeply admire you.

Iced tea and coffe are what i usually drink as well. I just don't understand the lure to alcohol, although i suppose anything can become addictive.

It isn' for me either..and a million others as well. It's fine not to drink when everyone around you is.I'm a happy coffee drinker..iced tea.whatever. At least it taste good to me.