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Freshmen and drinking
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Posted 8/23/14 , edited 8/23/14

RapscallionCattle wrote:

Thats ok if you don't drink and seeing as you are the child of alcoholics it make sense why this could seem strange or bother you. But I like to get fucked up and I am about to turn 21 and I see it as a good time. I don't drink very often, but when I do I like to get fucked. In my mind I don't see your way any better or worse, just different. But other posters just sound like they have a stick up their ass. Life happens away from the computer, get over it.
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First hand experience here, was the drunk idiot who went to one too many parties. Was pretty bad at first, but eventually I toned it back to just getting plastered in front of my core group of friends. Some things I regret, but if I had to be honest it was some of the best times of my life. Made great friends and learned some interesting things about myself and others. I wouldn't ever recommend others to go out drinking excessively, however having a bit of fun and cutting loose every now and then didn't kill me. Hell, I graduated with a decent GPA in a fairly difficult major.

As for my original motivations it was simply because I could at that point in my life. Though others seem to be taking it a tad too far with the glorification and invincibility shtick (mainly because it's coming across as derogatory to those who choose to party), being independent was definitely a great feeling. I was also reserved in high school and was tired of sitting on the sidelines. How could I turn down doing idiotic things with people my age and mentality? Attractive women, gratuitous drinking, loud music, and fun times didn't sound like a raw deal to me.
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I guess they think college is about partying and having fun.


"having fun." Not everybody would describe drinking to that point as fun. I would have given the campus police an anonymous tip if the girls in OP's story had come anywhere near me even if they were not threatening. People like that don't realize how disgusting they are.....
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Are you angry or what? I'm not agreeing with the people on doing that.
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I turned 21 early this year and have yet to have a single alcoholic drink or walk into a bar. I try not to judge people who do chose to drink though because when it comes to smoking weed, I'm very guilty lol. I guess it just all comes down to knowing the right and wrong time to do these things. You were kind enough to keep drunk people company! I, on the otherhand, would stick my tongue out and walk away.
Posted 8/23/14
I am the same as you.

As for those freshmen, they will find out on their own.
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qualeshia3 wrote:

I guess they think college is about partying and having fun.


are you saying it's not?! / do people actually do that "study" thing? le gasp! everything's a lie
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Posted 8/23/14

Sogno- wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:

I guess they think college is about partying and having fun.


are you saying it's not?! / do people actually do that "study" thing? le gasp! everything's a lie


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IMO, freshman year is a terrible year to drink. You're most likely going to be dorming. There are RAs and other people patrolling. You'll inevitably get stuck with people you don't like or fail to get along with a few hallmates. It's very easy to get caught and I've seen many people get written up. Also, most freshmen aren't 21 yet so the risk for drinking is even greater. Acquiring alcohol tends to be much harder and you can't even relax as much for fear of being caught.

I drank here and there all my life but I started taking it seriously (at least 2x a week) when I turned 21. I had just moved into a house with a friend and she thought we should have a housewarming party. I ended up with a 24-hour hangover when I woke up but it was a great party. Nobody can bust you and you can pass out wherever you want and get as drunk as you can possibly get.


But do whatever you want. As the saying goes: "There's a time and place for everything. It's called college."
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I lived alone when I was a junior, and honestly it was terrible because it wasn't just me not having a roommate, I also had virtually no support network. It did make drinking quite easy, but the funny thing was that I didn't want to very often. My suitemates the previous year had been drunken freshmen and had nearly gotten all four of us busted a couple of times by bringing moonshine into the dorm. Now, it is hard for me to drink, because while the police are lax, the lines are blurred as to what can get you nailed and what can't. I usually settle for an overpriced Mike's or something similar at dinner or a movie.
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College Partying?
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You know, I asked the same thing when I was in middle school. "Why are these 13 year olds bragging about smoking weed? WHY ARE THEY SMOKING WEED?" That was some shit. There were drug dealers in my middle school. Hell, people got arrested for this reckless behavior. All for the sake of being "cool", too. Smh. The school wasn't located around a bad neighborhood/area, either. It was just... Public school.
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My experience was noticing that a bunch of kids were succumbing to peer pressure, inexperienced with their new autonomy and had other issues like stress.... Pretty much the same reasons that most people in that age group get drunk and stoned and party.

For me it was more of a stress reliever and because I had an unusual metabolism I could drink most everyone under the table, (something that was well thought of in my group of friends.) I never went to college but most of my buddies did even if some never earned a degree but they were affected by a lot of the same thinking that I was.

Being loud and obnoxious was one of the things we were able to do because most of our parents let us drink and we had a place to do it.Most of the college towns I lived in turned a blind eye to underage drinking if you were hanging out with the "right" people or in the right places. That was over thirty years ago and the writing was on the wall as far as letting kids get away with that kind of thing. Hell. back then if you drove carefully enough you could get away with drunk driving, now days that has changed.

I still wouldn't mind going to a party, people like to do that. It can be entertaining, the social contact can be the best part.

Although . . . getting shit-faced when you are older isn't as much fun anymore, and I have to add, watching others do it tends to be like watching people make out or have sex... boring, boring as hell.
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galaxiias wrote:

You know, I asked the same thing when I was in middle school. "Why are these 13 year olds bragging about smoking weed? WHY ARE THEY SMOKING WEED?" That was some shit. There were drug dealers in my middle school. Hell, people got arrested for this reckless behavior. All for the sake of being "cool", too. Smh. The school wasn't located around a bad neighborhood/area, either. It was just... Public school.


I was in inner city schools until I was 12, he drugs were starting to run as I was leaving. The high school had drinking, but I just find it all rather childish to get wasted.
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Posted 8/24/14
I have no idea why people think of drinking poison til it makes you sick as something fun to do... o.o Or why you'd want to drink poison at all. I haven't drank and don't intend to even when I turn 21. It's just a dumb, pointless thing to do. It doesn't even taste good.
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