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Do you watch how much others drink and why?



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    Anonymous

    I always pay attention to how much people are drinking. And yea, it’s the exact opposite of envy.

    I feel sorry for some people, such as family members, as well as homeless people who clearly never had a fair shot at life. It’s just sad to see people pull together whatever money they can get to buy the cheapest plastic bottle of vodka, which they will devour in privacy, not in celebration with a group of good-looking people in a classy joint.

    For others, such as frat/sorority types or anyone who looks high maintenance/obnoxiously wealthy in general, I am apathetic. Maybe I should care more, but if you’ve got enough time/money/energy to dress yourself up and buy multiple rounds of expensive liquor at the bar, you’ve got no reason to not get some help.



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    Anonymous

    @billsaintjames 3007167 wrote:

    For others, such as frat/sorority types or anyone who looks high maintenance/obnoxiously wealthy in general, I am apathetic. Maybe I should care more, but if you’ve got enough time/money/energy to dress yourself up and buy multiple rounds of expensive liquor at the bar, you’ve got no reason to not get some help.

    Sorry I don’t want to fight or anything. But I’m one of those frat/sorority types and that kina hurts. You can’t tell anything about someone and their addiction from how someone looks or what they’re buying. Getting ready to go out was and has always been part of my ritual, the drinking/using would start while I was taking a shower. I’m in massive credit card debt from buying that “expensive liquor.” I didn’t get help for so long for the same reasons as most addicts, it had very little to do with being able to afford it. So please do not make those assumptions.



    #4968757

    Anonymous

    I notice it but am able to put it out of my head fairly quickly. Guess I’m lucky, but at this point I relish being able to think clearly.

    And I don’t feel envy. Because let’s face it, alcohol tastes like ass, and most people drink it for the effects and not for the taste.



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