Why do people drink as if there is no tomorrow?

@babyeve (1051)
Seychelles
September 25, 2012 1:55am CST
It is very hard for me to understand why people, especially youngsters drinks a lot without thinking that drinking alcohol leads to death and health problems. I have got these two cousins, they drink everyday and they only think of alcohol. The sad thing is that one of them is still attending school and he is only 19. He comes home from school totally wasted. He is intelligent but when it comes to drinking, he is a total looser. I have tried talking to him several times, but he doesn't listen to me at all. I wonder how far he is willing to go with his alcohol problems.
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@berting600 (3458)
• Philippines
25 Sep 12
You are doing the right things there my friend.Do not be tired to keep giving guidance to your two cousins whom you said are frequent drunkards,especially the 19 years old,whom I taught is already old enough to think what is good or bad for his sake.If he still do not listen to you,just wait for him when he is not drunk,and let him hear that it would be your last reminder for him.Tell him ,that he is already old enough to be reminded that life would never be back and he must finish his studies first and his vices as to a drunkard should be stop,so that he can get serious to his studies.Let him just think that the money spend for him could never be useful if he just keep on drinking,and may not have the chance to finish his studies if he is not going to get serious,that his parents are already tired to finance his studies. So let him feel that he must be serious in his studies or he could stop to pursue his wish to become a professional.I think by doing this,he would listen to your reminder and would lessen his being a drunkard.
• Philippines
26 Sep 12
I think you are their only hope,so do not be tired to reminding them.Your understanding is their only benefit from your reminders.I know that they are somehow thinking what you have told them.They will change their vices as I have sense.I wish you would be successful in all your reminders to them.
25 Sep 12
people drink sometimes to enjoy , sometimes to avoid depression and sometimes to show their status...... but they forget that losers only drink.. how educated they may be , but by drinking they start making their life a waste by their own hand.
@babyeve (1051)
• Seychelles
25 Sep 12
I think for some it is a bad habit as well. How can you avoid depression by drinking? Instead by drinking it makes matters worse for you.
@DwaHow (5)
• United States
25 Sep 12
I think people drink because they think it's the only way to have fun. Drinking has always been portrayed as the go-to for having fun, but today's culture really puts emphasis on drinking and partying. Also if you don't drink you're seen as a prude so peer pressure plays a part too .