According to the CDC in 2011 39% of highschoolers had consumed at least some alcohol (http://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/fact-sheets/underage-drinking.htm), and the NIH reports that 4 out of 5 college students drink (http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohol-health/special-populations-co-occurring-disorders/college-drinking). Now let’s factor in the people who wouldn’t report if they drink or not and the fact that it’s later than 2011 numbers can change, so obviously you can see today’s rant topic, underage drinking. Personally, I made the decision a long time ago to not drink until I’m at least 21, if ever and that was a completely personal decision I made and I know a lot of people don’t feel the same way and that’s all I’m going to say about that because that’s not what this rant is about. This rant is about those people, the people who think they have to brag all about the drinking they do, the parties they go to, the amount of times they vomit, and so on and so forth, and I only have one thing to say to you if you are one of those people.
Like I literally don’t care about how “wasted” you were that one night, I don’t give a shit if you were “trashed” all last weekend, and I could care less if you blacked out last night. The thing is the more you talk about it, the less and less I think you actually do it. I think people feel the need to hype up things that they think are impressive when they actually aren’t.
It is completely normal to drink in college, even underage so bragging about it is stupid. It makes more sense to brag if you aren’t drinking, because that’s different, that stands out. So yes, this is how I feel on underaged drinking. Go ahead, do it, I don’t care, but I don’t need to hear about it because if every person told me about how drunk they were I don’t think I’d ever hear the end of it. So, if you drink please don’t share with me because I could actually care less.
Sorry if I offend anyone with this rant, actually I’m not sorry. I hope it makes you think about how much of your life you share with others that they probably don’t care about. So yes, drinking happens and we are all aware, so no need to brag about it.
Also I have seemed to misplace my calendar again so extra trivia when I find it!