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Underage Drinker
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Posted 9/22/09
I honestly think drinking underage is not right . They can wait -- when they drink earlier it`ll fck up their life and they`ll do things they regret . It interferes w/ school // and it benefits no one . They`re an age limit because the underage can`t handle it -- They think drinking is "cool" and that it`s all about getting drunk and doing stupid things . They might make up dumb excuses like it makes them feel better when they`re feeling down but that`s bullshxt . A majority of people I know who drink are fcked up and they`re making a mess of their life //
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Posted 9/23/09

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After having a Guinness (my absolute favorite beer) a few days ago I pondered what was so wrong with drinking at a young age; I had though about Europe and how even though they had a younger limit their youth tend not to abuse the drug compared to American youths. If you have not already known I have drunken beer before, my first was a wine cooler (started when I was like 15) I drink lightly (only one beer) and usually in three month intervals. My friends are another story (two in particular since they decided to bring gin to school on two separate occasions and how they would often call me “pussy” for only drinking beer (they are good friends and we all share common beliefs also most don’t do any other types of drugs). My friends who drive and drink had the harsh experience of drinking and driving after they had almost crashed head-on against a red-light-crosser, luckily they learned their lesson and no one was hurt. When asked in our psychology class how many of use take psychoactive drugs, a stunning 80% of us have taken alcohol (second is weed with 68%) of course most of us don’t abuse the substance and many of us underage drinkers seem normal.
So I ask you fellow members of cr have you condoned in drinking at a young age and what is you stance on underage drinking?
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ok, 1st of all, u decide whats wrong or right in your own opinion, i dont argue morals.

as for drinking age- back in vietnam, kids (18) earned the right to vote. if they can die in a war they should be able to vote for a war. And so it was passed, kids 18 could vote.So why not drink? So they changed the drinking age to 18. If they can die in war, they can have a drink.

only problem was that statisticly alcohol related crimes and deaths went up drasticly. So they changed it back to age 21, and the statistics returned to normal.- fact.

interpret it as u want.

i interpret it as 18 yr olds being less responisble then 21 yr olds in general. So thats why they dont let u drink, no responsibility. peace over war
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Posted 9/23/09

leexlee wrote:

I honestly think drinking underage is not right . They can wait -- when they drink earlier it`ll fck up their life and they`ll do things they regret . It interferes w/ school // and it benefits no one . They`re an age limit because the underage can`t handle it -- They think drinking is "cool" and that it`s all about getting drunk and doing stupid things . They might make up dumb excuses like it makes them feel better when they`re feeling down but that`s bullshxt . A majority of people I know who drink are fcked up and they`re making a mess of their life //


u know the same could be said about adults
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Posted 9/23/09
Not that long ago they had a Dr. Phil episode in which people advocating a lower or non-existent drinking age in America debated with people opposing this suggestion. After watching that and listening to the professionals shoot statistics back and forward, argue, and battle over the idea I actually changed my mind. I’m now a firm supporter of the 21 year age limit and even suggest raising it higher.
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Posted 9/24/09

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Not that long ago they had a Dr. Phil episode in which people advocating a lower or non-existent drinking age in America debated with people opposing this suggestion. After watching that and listening to the professionals shoot statistics back and forward, argue, and battle over the idea I actually changed my mind. I’m now a firm supporter of the 21 year age limit and even suggest raising it higher.


what where the statistics? doesnt lower drinking age statistics suggest a higher level of alcohol related deaths, ect.?peace over war
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Posted 9/24/09
pretty much everyone here in sweden starts drinking at the age of ~13

Life would have been so boring without the alcohol
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Posted 9/24/09

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SeraphAlford wrote:

Not that long ago they had a Dr. Phil episode in which people advocating a lower or non-existent drinking age in America debated with people opposing this suggestion. After watching that and listening to the professionals shoot statistics back and forward, argue, and battle over the idea I actually changed my mind. I’m now a firm supporter of the 21 year age limit and even suggest raising it higher.


what where the statistics? doesnt lower drinking age statistics suggest a higher level of alcohol related deaths, ect.?peace over war


I don’t remember the precise numbers, but basically a higher percentage of people dying from alcohol poisoning are under aged, though the overall number isn’t majorly higher. The big problem is drinking and driving. Nations with no or lower legal drinking ages have a much larger problem with drunk driving related accidents and deaths.
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Posted 9/24/09

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leexlee wrote:

I honestly think drinking underage is not right . They can wait -- when they drink earlier it`ll fck up their life and they`ll do things they regret . It interferes w/ school // and it benefits no one . They`re an age limit because the underage can`t handle it -- They think drinking is "cool" and that it`s all about getting drunk and doing stupid things . They might make up dumb excuses like it makes them feel better when they`re feeling down but that`s bullshxt . A majority of people I know who drink are fcked up and they`re making a mess of their life //


u know the same could be said about adults
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Yeah // but those adults are the ones that started drinking when they were underage .
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Posted 9/24/09

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JJT2 wrote:


SeraphAlford wrote:

Not that long ago they had a Dr. Phil episode in which people advocating a lower or non-existent drinking age in America debated with people opposing this suggestion. After watching that and listening to the professionals shoot statistics back and forward, argue, and battle over the idea I actually changed my mind. I’m now a firm supporter of the 21 year age limit and even suggest raising it higher.


what where the statistics? doesnt lower drinking age statistics suggest a higher level of alcohol related deaths, ect.?peace over war


I don’t remember the precise numbers, but basically a higher percentage of people dying from alcohol poisoning are under aged, though the overall number isn’t majorly higher. The big problem is drinking and driving. Nations with no or lower legal drinking ages have a much larger problem with drunk driving related accidents and deaths.


what about texting and driving? i heard more people die from that then drinking and driving, cant remember the statistics though. peace over war
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Posted 9/24/09
I'm ok with it in a moral/non-moral way, but I am not ok with it in a economical way.

I rather have my family save money than drink beers and do drugs/tobacco. Yes people are free to whether drink or not, but if you are a member of my family, or a friend and cousin of mine, then I hope you won't drink. When I had the knowledge for economic, business/entrepreneur in the future I demand my family, my cousin, and relatives to stop drinking and smoking.

For you users......ehh it doesn't matter to me since it isn't my business to deal with. .
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Posted 9/24/09

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what about texting and driving? i heard more people die from that then drinking and driving, cant remember the statistics though. peace over war


I wouldn’t doubt it, but texting and driving is illegal here... One way or the other, telling children they can't ruin their liver until they're 21 seems like a small price to pay to save the lives of millions.
Posted 9/24/09

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I don’t remember the precise numbers, but basically a higher percentage of people dying from alcohol poisoning are under aged, though the overall number isn’t majorly higher. The big problem is drinking and driving. Nations with no or lower legal drinking ages have a much larger problem with drunk driving related accidents and deaths.
Just found this that might further support those statistics:

The process of developing an identity begins with the infant's discovery of self, continues throughout childhood, and becomes the focus of adolescence.

Read more: http://social.jrank.org/pages/322/Identity-Development.html#ixzz0S5CrZHWf

...However, adolescents often begin to question their ideas and beliefs and enter what Marcia called a "moratorium." The moratorium status is characterized by the active exploration of alternatives. This may be reflected in attending different churches, changing college majors, or trying out different social roles.

Read more: http://social.jrank.org/pages/322/Identity-Development.html#ixzz0S5E2paSG
Now the effect of alcohol on one's inhibition notwithstanding, this can explain the temptation of adolescents with underage drinking. And while they are in a stage of questioning their own morality, it's really not the best of time for them to rely on their own sense of judgment while they're under the influence of alcohol.
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Now the effect of alcohol on one's inhibition notwithstanding, this can explain the temptation of adolescents with underage drinking. And while they are in a stage of questioning their own morality, it's really not the best of time for them to rely on their own sense of judgment while they're under the influence of alcohol.

Obviously a child’s going to be less mature with a gun than an adult, and the same applies to booze. Unfortunately, 18, 19, 20, even 21 year olds are still children. I actually think the legal age for adulthood she be raised altogether…but of course we have that pesky constitutional amendment and its promise of suffrage for those over the age of eighteen to contend with.
Posted 9/24/09

SeraphAlford wrote:Obviously a child’s going to be less mature with a gun than an adult, and the same applies to booze. Unfortunately, 18, 19, 20, even 21 year olds are still children. I actually think the legal age for adulthood she be raised altogether…but of course we have that pesky constitutional amendment and its promise of suffrage for those over the age of eighteen to contend with.
Well it's not like those who wrote the 26th constitutional amendments had factored in the possibility of an overall prolonged lifespan due to prosperity, and it's effect on making young people taking their lives for granted because people tend to live longer now than before.

Let's face it, compare to the American forefathers' lives back then, today's Americans' live are so much better than theirs. And so is the average life expectancy(http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0005140.html).
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SeraphAlford wrote:

Now the effect of alcohol on one's inhibition notwithstanding, this can explain the temptation of adolescents with underage drinking. And while they are in a stage of questioning their own morality, it's really not the best of time for them to rely on their own sense of judgment while they're under the influence of alcohol.


Obviously a child’s going to be less mature with a gun than an adult, and the same applies to booze. Unfortunately, 18, 19, 20, even 21 year olds are still children. I actually think the legal age for adulthood she be raised altogether…but of course we have that pesky constitutional amendment and its promise of suffrage for those over the age of eighteen to contend with.

i cant agree with that red text more


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