View Poll Results: Is underage drinking bad?

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  • No, it isn't bad. I did it, and I turned out okay.

    434 47.12%
  • I'm indifferent or I don't care.

    260 28.23%
  • It's bad. Screws you up, and those who do try to be cool.

    227 24.65%
  1. Post #81
    KillaGunna24's Avatar
    September 2009
    1,487 Posts
    I've had experience with drinking but I'm not really going to go into that.

    For the most part, I believe most states in the US have a law (well at least where I live) that allows under 21/above 15 to consume alcohol as long as it's on their own property and with parental consent/presence (forgot which). So, in most cases it would be up to the parents and likely only during special occasions like maybe new years or christmas or something. To me that law is perfect. Parents should really teach kids to drink responsibility rather then not at all and the law i mentioned is almost a good way to do this.

    Don't get me wrong, it's fun to get drunk off your ass but really bad to make a habit out of it obviously.

  2. Post #82
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    lil timmy's Avatar
    February 2006
    2,291 Posts
    I've been drinking at Hull's fine old man pubs since just after my 16th birthday and i've turned out as a perfectly normal British citizen.

    aka constantly gagging for a pint

  3. Post #83

    February 2012
    12 Posts
    It really depends on the type of drinking taking place?

    The odd beer on a special occasion? Not at all; could even possibly be beneficial.

    Binge drinking every weekend? Yes. Very bad.

  4. Post #84
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    Cpl.Shepherd's Avatar
    June 2006
    2,163 Posts
    Drank for the first time not too long ago with a bunch of buds, got absolutely wasted and had a week long hangover. When I was completely plastered, I found it scary I wasn't myself at all, was doing all this stupid shit before my friends calmed me down and made me take a long shower to loosen up and wrapped me up in a shit ton of blankets when I knocked out. As a learning experience, I swore to myself that would I ever drink again, I would have to drink in moderation and amidst a group of reliable peers. Drinking is fine provided it isn't out of bad habits and as long as you're with trustworthy friends.

  5. Post #85

    August 2011
    772 Posts
    Fuck no its not bad! How come as a US Army Infantryman I can easily get shot or blown up during deployment but I can't drink? How much sense does that make?
    Because it A. is a depressant, makes you depressed, and B. if you are drunk and end up in combat for some reason or need to be deployed because of an emergency.

  6. Post #86
    Antdawg's Avatar
    July 2010
    5,036 Posts
    Because it A. is a depressant, makes you depressed, and B. if you are drunk and end up in combat for some reason or need to be deployed because of an emergency.
    I don't believe you know what a "depressant" is, they don't make you depressed in the way you are implying (emotional depression), and instead are used to slow down certain body functions and relax anxiety. And what's your point with point B? Why can a soldier over 21 drink alcohol but one under 21 cant? How does that relate with your point?

  7. Post #87
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    Zukriuchen's Avatar
    September 2009
    16,719 Posts
    Because it A. is a depressant, makes you depressed, and B. if you are drunk and end up in combat for some reason or need to be deployed because of an emergency.
    They don't make you depressed, I don't think you know much of what you're talking about, because point B makes no sense

  8. Post #88
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    Dennab
    September 2011
    834 Posts
    My parents allow me to drink. If I asked, I could most likely do so. I don't want to though since it was never really restricted for me. I don't need to binge drink. Exposing your children to a drink now and then is fine, healthy and good parenting.

  9. Post #89
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    trotskygrad's Avatar
    June 2011
    8,509 Posts
    My parents allow me to drink. If I asked, I could most likely do so. I don't want to though since it was never really restricted for me. I don't need to binge drink. Exposing your children to a drink now and then is fine, healthy and good parenting.
    this, although it might cause them to drink and game

  10. Post #90
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    Fkpuz Version 1's Avatar
    March 2005
    2,578 Posts
    My parents allow me to drink. If I asked, I could most likely do so. I don't want to though since it was never really restricted for me. I don't need to binge drink. Exposing your children to a drink now and then is fine, healthy and good parenting.
    I had this kind of relationship with my folks when I was still underage. I would have a beer or two every week and it was fine, obviously. But my parents knew I was a pretty level-headed fella, I was never a problem child so they gave me a lot of liberties. I think it really depends on the child though, some kids can't handle the responsibility.

    Edit: probably also depends on how much a kid can handle. It has always taken a shit-ton of booze to get me even buzzed, but if I was a real lightweight then perhaps my folks wouldn't have allowed me to continue.

  11. Post #91
    Desuh's Avatar
    November 2011
    10,659 Posts
    I find it disturbing that drinking till you puke every weekend is normal now. Listenting to my class mates talk about how they got wasted on the weekend each monday for several years is really annoying. These people are worse than stoners. I am proud to say that I was never drunk once in my life.     mainly because I don't like the taste of alcohol   

  12. Post #92
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    Zukriuchen's Avatar
    September 2009
    16,719 Posts
    I find it disturbing that drinking till you puke every weekend is normal now. Listenting to my class mates talk about how they got wasted on the weekend each monday for several years is really annoying. These people are worse than stoners. I am proud to say that I was never drunk once in my life.     mainly because I don't like the taste of alcohol   
    that's a pretty bad generalization. a lot of teenagers that drink (I'd even say most of them) don't "drink till you puke every weekend"

  13. Post #93
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    Jimbojib's Avatar
    April 2008
    3,606 Posts
    I'm fifteen and have only been very drunk once and that is from skittle vodka, and needless to say I shall not do it again in a hurry, I think maybe it's good that the lesson has been taught, perhaps kids should do it for that reason, however it doesn't always deter them.

  14. Post #94
    Desuh's Avatar
    November 2011
    10,659 Posts
    that's a pretty bad generalization. a lot of teenagers that drink (I'd even say most of them) don't "drink till you puke every weekend"
    Well sorry but I get this feeling from listening to my classmates and reading facebook messages.

  15. Post #95
    CatFodder's Avatar
    August 2010
    1,027 Posts
    21 has always seemed to me too high for a drinking age.

  16. Post #96
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    kijji's Avatar
    June 2009
    3,740 Posts
    Like somebody said before in this thread, you can be 18 and fight for your country, but if you want to come home go to a bar and drink with your buddies, forget it.

    It's ridiculous. I think people in Europe can manage how much they drink better than we can due to the lower drinking ages there, this came from a German exchange student.

  17. Post #97
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    Daniellynet's Avatar
    September 2008
    20,462 Posts
    It really depends on the person.
    If people can control it and not do stupid things, go for it.
    However, if people have trouble controlling themselves they really shouldn't do it since it could have some bad consequences.

    I personally hate alcohol, except for wine. I love wine, and I drink it from time to time. Been drinking wine since the age of 15 IIRC and no harm has been done.
    I've also seen people drink a lot to parties and get completely smashed, but they still do fine at schools.

    People who can moderate themselves can drink, people who can't shouldn't.

  18. Post #98
    junker|154's Avatar
    August 2010
    6,943 Posts
    Moderation is the key, I really started drinking at the age of 15. Not to much but sometimes a beer and I was first drunk at the age of 15. I am fine now and never had a problem.

  19. Post #99
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    Persious's Avatar
    April 2010
    2,587 Posts
    In the faroes a lot of underage drinking, but in my own opinion I think the country has no chance of stopping such thing. I think it's up to the underaged if he/she wants to drink. And I wouldn't mind him/her doing it or not.

    As of Junkers post, I've seen same with that reaction, who ended badly later. It's the same with a cigaret(t) - You smoke one, and think the same way; it wasn't that bad, Im not in need of one more. Later on, you try one again, and same goes until you once feel that you need more.

  20. Post #100
    Neinman's Avatar
    December 2009
    517 Posts
    It all depends if you can limit yourself, and how acceptable it is in your community. Rural areas here in Ohio are more accepting of underage drinking because of how easy it is, but in the urban areas where i live it doesn't really become acceptable until your junior year of highschool.

  21. Post #101
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    Badunkadunk's Avatar
    December 2008
    3,519 Posts
    Just don't repress kids, it always backfires. Let them explore, it's better they learn now and know for the future. If they get out of control they probably would do the same later in life either way.

  22. Post #102
    Flash's Avatar
    July 2008
    490 Posts
    This is invalid for argumentation. If you think you are mature enough, and if you think you're mentally capable of handling the responsibility of drinking alcohol than I think you can drink it. I agree that kids who are dumbasses, and do it to please their peers is fucking stupid, but if you make that choice for yourself and yourself only than it is an ok sentiment.

    In the United States the drinking age of 21 is very much to old. I think that the age should be lowered to 17-18 which seems legally sound to me. Although many would argue wrong it's like changing from Imperial to Metric people that have used the same system for generations would go "Fuck you go away im using the same thing". So manly the opponents to many things that are good are the old folk like your parents, and grandparents, and other elderly or just middle-aged people.

    TL;DR - Drinking should be based on maturity level, the age should be lowered to 17-18, people who would oppose that would be people who are old and are to set in there ideal america.

  23. Post #103

    March 2012
    1 Posts
    cool
    obvious chillers

    (User was banned for this post ("This is NOT how to post in Mass Debate" - Megafan))

  24. Post #104
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    Penultimate's Avatar
    November 2005
    2,369 Posts
    Speaking of underaged drinking, my younger sister had a lot of friends over earlier (all very hush-hush, parents are away for the night) and now there's chunks of puke all over the upstairs restroom.

    Teens are going to do stupid things, yeah, but they're already doing stupid things and it's illegal. I'm for 18+, honestly, and I don't really see how making it illegal helps kids at all. If you want another point, adults do stupid things on alcohol, and it's legal for them. Actually, I have no idea where I'm going with this. I just think that it's a stupid thing to expect kids not to do something just because you told them not to.

  25. Post #105
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    lil timmy's Avatar
    February 2006
    2,291 Posts
    tbh I am usually fairly moderate in my drinking, and besides which it takes quite a lot to get me drunk (which is a disadvantage because I can easily spend over 25 on a night out and still only be goddamn tipsy) I do enjoy getting pretty slaughtered once in a while, a lot of non-drinkers/lighter drinkers don't realise that being drunk doesn't nessecarily mean blacking out - blackout drunkeness is a whole different kettle of fish to just being pretty blathered.

  26. Post #106
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    Instant Mix's Avatar
    October 2006
    3,838 Posts
    As probably mentioned a thousand times , the problem isn't wether you like drinking or think you can handle it. It's whether you are mature enough to understand the consequences of what you do when you are drunk.

  27. Post #107
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    Zukriuchen's Avatar
    September 2009
    16,719 Posts
    As probably mentioned a thousand times , the problem isn't wether you like drinking or think you can handle it. It's whether you are mature enough to understand the consequences of what you do when you are drunk.
    That's pretty obvious

    however, there's no "maturity test", as far as I'm concerned. some 40 year old men are considered immature, just as some 12 year olds act pretty mature for their age

  28. Post #108
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    Liem's Avatar
    November 2011
    7,070 Posts
    Okay, Not answering your poll because the answers are shit, But imo it's the drinking age that causes problems, Look at France, No drinking age that I know of but less drinking problems.
    Just my opinion

  29. Post #109
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    Number-41's Avatar
    August 2005
    4,292 Posts
    The way someone handles alcohol is entirely defined by the person. Some adults handle drinking a lot worse than a 13 year old...

  30. Post #110
    ShadoWxAssassiN's Avatar
    August 2011
    278 Posts
    I'm underage and have had a few drinks here and there. I know the risks, I know the dangers, I know the possible consequences. I always do my own research before I try something that is potentially dangerous.

  31. Post #111
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    lil timmy's Avatar
    February 2006
    2,291 Posts
    if you get really drunk alway sremember that you are doing it for the good of those laughing at yr antics

  32. Post #112
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    squids_eye's Avatar
    July 2006
    5,642 Posts
    I was 14 when I first started drinking, aslong as you take it slow and don't push your limit it's fine.

  33. Post #113
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    Faren's Avatar
    October 2006
    5,529 Posts
    I was just 15 when I started drinking and I haven't really encountered any problems. The legal age here is 18, 21 is just a ridiculous age for it to be legal.

    I think countries like Germany have it right in that the legal age for undistilled alcohol (beer, wine, etc.) is 16 and the legal age for distilled is 18.

    Edited:

    Just gotta make sure when you're getting into drinking that the people you're with aren't idiots.

  34. Post #114
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    Dennab
    December 2005
    3,295 Posts
    It is illegal, no discussion necessary.

  35. Post #115
    bye
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    bye's Avatar
    August 2006
    3,081 Posts
    It is illegal, no discussion necessary.
    oh no! better do what the government decides lest i be struck down by the long arm of the law

  36. Post #116
    funion is gay
    Zukriuchen's Avatar
    September 2009
    16,719 Posts
    It is illegal, no discussion necessary.
    because laws NEVER change, right

    that's why we still have slavery

  37. Post #117
    I like the zip of Miracle Whip
    cheetahben's Avatar
    January 2010
    3,989 Posts
    As long as it isn't done constantly, underage drinking isn't terrible.

  38. Post #118
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    Faren's Avatar
    October 2006
    5,529 Posts
    It is illegal, no discussion necessary.
    that's a terrible argument

    you're wrong

  39. Post #119
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    matrix_1995's Avatar
    May 2008
    3,696 Posts
    how bad underage drinking is really depends on who you are and who you hang out with. Sure, I drank a little, but I was never drunk, and I didn't even do it on a monthly basis. On the other hand, a kid I knew did it and now he's a wanna-be "s3ri0us GaNgStEr"

    Over-all, it's not bad for you if you're not an idiot to begin with.

  40. Post #120
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    Megafan's Avatar
    September 2008
    14,608 Posts
    It is illegal, no discussion necessary.
    You see this kind of posting?

    Don't do it. It contributes nothing to the discussion, attempts to bring any ongoing discussion to a halt, and follows ridiculous circular logic ("it's illegal because it's bad, and it's bad because it's illegal"). Any posts from this point like this one will be met with a ban.