Are you straight edge, and if so, why?
Posted 1/17/15
So, in regards to some other polls I've been kinda curious as to the greatest reasons why many opt for the straight edge lifestyle, and thus so I poll! Bre honest and explain as best to your ability. Thanks.
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Posted 1/17/15
I don't know what you're talking about.
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Posted 1/17/15 , edited 1/17/15

Sir_jamesalot wrote:

I don't know what you're talking about.


Unless ur joking...
It means u dont do any drugs/Alcohol pretty much


Edit: I smoked pot since i was 15 lol. I just recently stopped. Its getting too expensive
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Posted 1/17/15
I went through a long period of being straight edged, fell of the bandwagon for a few months (drinking alcohol pretty frequently) and now im back to being straight edged.

I'm straight edged because I love my mind more than anything else in the world and I don't want to pollute my intelligence with mind altering substances and or chemicals.

I also take like 6 different prescription meds for Mania, insomnia, chronic depression, ADHD, and bipolar disorder; so when I drink alcohol it fucks up the chemical interactions that keep me from being a cave dwelling hikkimori.


Alcohol and various other drugs (not including marijuana, however, given my own personal experience, after smoking most people are left with a foggy brain for at-least 24 hours after your comedown) have severe health ramifications down the line.

Alcohol can be "good" for you in moderation "supposedly" however there are so many conflicting studies on the topic of "is alcohol good for you" it should be taken with a grain of salt.

Alcohol is a poison and damages your body, drinking heavily on a daily or frequent basis has severe health ramifications for your liver and cardiovascular system down the line. While drinking alcohol doesn't kill brain cells directly (unless your drinking gallons of vodka every day) It does change the way in which your brain cells communicate with one another and the way in which they relay information.

While that damage is possibly reversible if your life style is changed before you end up abusing alcohol for many many years, it can be permanent as-well. Why take the chance, you only life once, and its not worth fucking up your life for a few minutes of happiness.

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Posted 1/17/15
It implies more than just no drugs and no alcohol. It's also typically associated with no promiscuity as well, and is associated with a punk rock mentality. It's kind of all about revolting against our culture which is steeped in sex, drugs and alcohol.

lemme see if I can google iit for ya:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straight_edge

I never took to it, thinking it was a bit too critical when I was younger, (although I stayed pretty much to the idea of abstaining from the above).

Eventually I started smoking (tobacco), and the habit stuck and went well with my personality. (i'm not a pack a day smoker. Typically a pack of 20 cigs lasts me about 2 and a half days.. so somewhere between 6-7 cigarettes a day. That's incredibly low if you talk to most smokers). The past 6-7 years, I've also began drinking, but I drink a few drinks maybe once a month on average. Mainly it's a social thing with friends or colleagues.

The smoking is a bitch to quit. The drinking, I hate being drunk to begin with.. Sex.... *sigh* celibate and single for somewhere near the decade mark... I don't fit the lifestyle, and even if my two bad habits were erased I don't think I'd do it anyhow. It's just not something that fits my perspective.
Posted 1/17/15 , edited 1/17/15
Well... I can't say I'm really that, after what the person above me just wrote. Though, I don't drink, do drugs, smoke, or have (you-know-what). That's just me. About the drugs/smoking/alcohol, the reason I don't think I'll ever get into it is because for one DRUGS ARE ILLEGAL AND VERY BAD FOR YOU, for two SMOKING GIVES YOU CANCER, and for three I get addicted to things very easily, so alcohol would be out of the question too. I'm also asexual, but that's mainly because (you-know-what) in general just disgusts me. I don't want to have kids. I can just adopt. I honestly don't care what other people do with their lives. The only time it would bother me would be if a close friend or family member starting drinking/smoking at a young age and only told me. I don't want them to ruin their lives.
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Posted 1/17/15
I like being in control of myself as I don't believe being under the influence is an excuse for stupid behavior.
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Posted 1/17/15
I don't smoke
Sex doesn't interest me
I only drink a glass or two of wine during the holidays
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Posted 1/17/15 , edited 1/17/15
LMAO, I'm 18, and while I rarely do things illegal. I will admit. If there is vodka and something I can mix it with, das shit is mine. I have a bad habit of drinking too many mixed vodka drinks. Because I can't take it straight without my nostrils flaring. Luckily, in the past few months, I haven't had major alcohol exposure. Discounting New Years Eve.

My right hand is the closest thing I have to a boyfriend or sex partner.

Smoking is something I feel almost compelled to do because of my anxiety, but I think of how costly cigs are and never end up purchasing them.
Posted 1/17/15
Well I go on and off, used to smoke herb however, stopped cause when I got high I was overwhelmed with anxiety to the point where it was just plain uncomfortable, I don't drink mainly due to the availability and the fact that I get hungover easily, I don't trip since I don't think I can handle it yet, Mostly everyone Self pleasures themselves I'm one of the them, other than the last one , And just my opinion, People who say that you don't like the idea of not being able to control yourself while under the influence of entheogens that's just dumb you have full control if you so choose that's just a lame excuse masquerading for something else however I could be wrong I don't deny that.
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Posted 1/17/15
Nah. "Man" was given FREE WILL, so in that case no one has the ability to totally write People off because of their past and such. I judge no one.
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Posted 1/18/15
learn the lesson from this guy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jiEQZpbWtY
Posted 1/18/15
why not?

I feel like people think being straight edge is the harder path...

I think being addicted to alcohol, drugs, sex etc... is the harder path... how do you even get enticed into that world? logic says... it can only bring you happiness temporarily... but then you become fucked up.


To me. it seems like the easy way out is to find happiness through natural means... like finding happiness within yourself. not outside of yourself. the problem is... where to look.
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Posted 1/19/15
I don't like the idea of not being in control of my own actions and also due to how alcohol and drugs have affected my family, I choose to stay away from it.
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Posted 2/10/15
OP nuked.

Feel free to recreate!

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