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I am not a wine drinker; therefore, if you wish to add wine to the discussion, then you are more than welcome. But please do not recommend me to try. I appreciate it!

It question startles me because I have drank long island icetea, everclear or minor drinks like margaritas; however, I see absolutely no point. It has been a year since my last drink. I see drinking is no fun due to the following reasons:

1. Kills Brain Cells
2. Waking up to a hang over
3. Shattered memories (Trying to remember what happened the day before)
4. The possibility of someone taking sexual advantage while drunk
5. The burning throat
6. Poor decision making
7. Puking on oneself
8. DWI
9. Become a truth spiller
10. Reveal opposite personality (Angry drunk for example)


I understand that drinking in a sense is fun to others; however, I do not share the same mindset. In addition, I know that moderate drinking can be beneficial to the health but there are other ways to maintain a good health without resorting to consuming alcoholic beverages which the risks outweigh the benefits.

In the end, there are other ways to have fun and there plenty of good drinks to consume. Please share your opinion! I look forwards to it!
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Drinking beer is like Pokemon for me.
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thread name should be: "What is the point of getting drunk"
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My dad actually gave me a beer when I was little. I was curious about what it tasted like, so instead of giving me a sip, he gave me a whole beer, and I drank it, couldn't handle it, and got drunk. The funny thing is, I think that was the best thing he did for me, because even today I remember exactly how I felt after I drank it. I felt depressed, and I didn't want to do anything. I hated feeling like that.

So I never drank again.

I don't understand it either. To me, it's like smoking, or chewing tobacco, or anything else like that. We know it's harmful, so why do it?

I say that, but I don't eat very well myself, so I'm a hypocrite in that regard.
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I have never tasted alcohol.
Don't really seem the point of it.

I guess I could drink away my sorrows? But I have games and anime for that.
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I suppose drinking to people is like eating cakes to me. It's addictive. It's bad for you, but it makes you happy.

I don't have the tastebuds for alcohol. I only like to drink vodka with some sort of sugar in it.
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The reasons for consuming alcohol are innumerable and entirely subjective. Some enjoy the euphoria, others have simply found that drinking is something their friends enjoy doing and decide to consume to be social, others still consume because they're trying to take their minds off of difficult subjects (alcohol does, after all, have anxiolytic properties even if it's not a medicine for anxiety), even more drink because they're bored, and yet more drink because they've become physically and psychologically dependent on alcohol and can't resist the craving deprivation generates.

At the end of the day you have to keep in mind that alcohol, like any of the typical drugs of abuse, is rewarding.

As for myself, I drink while watching anime because the euphoria adds to the experience, particularly when friends and I play drinking games while watching. Also, vodka cocktails taste nice and are fun to mix. I'm not saying "Go out and drink, everybody!", but I am saying that there is something to be found in drinking if you do it responsibly.


Mrcreepday wrote:

I have never tasted alcohol.
Don't really seem the point of it.

I guess I could drink away my sorrows? But I have games and anime for that.


Have you ever disinfected something with isopropyl alcohol? The taste of straight vodka and grain alcohol is sort of like that smell. Alcoholic beverages all taste different, though, because they're made differently. Brandy has fruity flavours, whisky can take on the flavour of the wood its cask is made of, and cocktails vary in flavour depending on the proportions and components you use. Pour enough cola on top of vodka and it'll taste like cola.
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Because

A. Beer, whisky, wine, vodka, rum, etc are fucking delicious and I like drinking things that are delicious
B. They allow me to unwind a little and relax when going about town and having fun with friends.

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Just become a straight edge like me and a bunch of others who don't see a point.

Also I get migraines when I drink (during, not after like a hangover)
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Awaken_Riceball_ wrote:

I am not a wine drinker; therefore, if you wish to add wine to the discussion, then you are more than welcome. But please do not recommend me to try. I appreciate it!

It question startles me because I have drank long island icetea, everclear or minor drinks like margaritas; however, I see absolutely no point. It has been a year since my last drink. I see drinking is no fun due to the following reasons:

1. Kills Brain Cells
2. Waking up to a hang over
3. Shattered memories (Trying to remember what happened the day before)
4. The possibility of someone taking sexual advantage while drunk
5. The burning throat
6. Poor decision making
7. Puking on oneself
8. DWI
9. Become a truth spiller
10. Reveal opposite personality (Angry drunk for example)


I understand that drinking in a sense is fun to others; however, I do not share the same mindset. In addition, I know that moderate drinking can be beneficial to the health but there are other ways to maintain a good health without resorting to consuming alcoholic beverages which the risks outweigh the benefits.

In the end, there are other ways to have fun and there plenty of good drinks to consume. Please share your opinion! I look forwards to it!


Every drug has its pros and cons. Most of the cons you mentioned only happen if alcohol is consumed to excess.
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Similarly, what's the point of smoking?
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twintiger12 wrote:

Similarly, what's the point of smoking?


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It gives you the courage to talk to women.
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Well, I don't really drink beer to get drunk. I drink it because I like the flavor, and by that I mean, that alcohol is secondary when it comes to drinking beer (craft beer). Trying different craft beer is like a hobby to me, and like I said before, I don't really drink it to get drunk. I also have to say that I don't drink every day, I only drink 2 or 3 beers on a weekend.
Not everybody likes drinking alcohol, and that's fine by me.
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Can't personally see myself drinking achoal because I dislike the smell and dislike the taste even more so maybe I would do it just to party.
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