- Mar 31, 2021
Very simply put, I don't drink. I have drank. I drank a handful of times this year. Nonetheless, I have no reason to drink. I don't hate the taste. I don't hate being buzzed. It just seems so pointless to me and so sad to use substances for fun or for social gatherings. I don't hate people who do, but I sincerely cannot be comfortable with anyone who does. It will take a lot for me to be around them. Being close to anyone who does it is off the table. I have tried, but it makes me feel like an outcast. I feel like I can't be myself or I can't be a part of their social activities. It just doesn't work for me. I know it's not impossible to find people who have similar mindsets to me, but 21 in college makes it hard. It's exhausting. That doesn't even get to dating. South side of chicago is party central. Alcohol goes with quite literally everything here. I'm not really asking a question more just ranting to the void. I try my best, but being uncomfortable with something that seems like a necessity for a vast majority of people my age in my area takes its toll.