From the crazy frat houses of Greek row to the crowded bar scene in any city, partying, drinking, and overall debauchery have become a staple in many young people’s lives. Whether it’s a Thursday or a Saturday, 20-somethings everywhere use the weekend not for relaxation, but to network with friends over “a few” brews.
Drinking is obviously unhealthy, especially in excess amounts, and it’s the main cause for weight gain in college students. However, people still continue to finish that entire bottle of Barefoot white wine within an hour of opening it. Why? Because it’s fun. Going out is a great way to meet people, and meeting people is what being young is all about. Once you’ve found your friends, however, and snagged your man, what does anyone really gain from the party scene besides regrets and a bad hangover?
That’s a mysterious question that still stands unanswered in the balance. Perhaps it’s the excitement of getting dressed up, or the easy-going attitude two beers can give a person. Either way partying and binge drinking have become a norm in society today, and resisting society is more difficult than one would think. So is that it? That the party culture has become so embedded in today’s youth that saying no is almost equivalent to wearing white after Labor Day? No one can say for sure, but while standing in a crowded bar for hours chatting about meaningless topics can be fun once in a while, there are many things that can bring a person more joy and substance than binge drinking three nights in a row.
Look around, the world is full of possibilities, and while drinking happens occasionally, so do bike rides and fancy dinners with friends. Relax on the weekends, and make time to do things that truly make you happy. You only have one life to live, and no time is better than now to make the best of it.
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