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There is a part of me that wants to drink, but I have health issues.

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  • Rushing Jaws
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    Originally posted by TheWall View Post
    I like to eat and play games. It is how i socialize but alcohol is something I dont really want to get involved with. Diabetes and prediabetic issues are a problem with my family. It's not always easy to get to know people. Even without the health issues though I wouldnt want to do anything stupid. I wonder do i need to go out more?
    Iíve had epilepsy all my life, but I still enjoyed the fairly frequent pint of beer when I was at university. Since then I have not had any beer at all and that was quite a long time ago. OTOH I hardly ever socialise 😀

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  • Rushing Jaws
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    Originally posted by TheWall View Post
    I like to eat and play games. It is how i socialize but alcohol is something I dont really want to get involved with. Diabetes and prediabetic issues are a problem with my family. It's not always easy to get to know people. Even without the health issues though I wouldnt want to do anything stupid. I wonder do i need to go out more?
    Iíve had epilepsy all my life, but I still enjoyed the fairly frequent pint of beer when I was at university. Since then I have not had any beer at all and that was quite a long time ago. OTOH I hardly ever socialise 😀

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  • T-Shirt Ninja
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    Is there a table top game store near you? Usually they have game nights where people meet up to play various stuff. If you feel strongly about not drinking, then don't do it. I drink occasionally. I've also made the dumb mistake of getting too drunk before, too. It was a night where I had 5 shots of 5 different whiskies, rum, moonshine, and tequila to top it off. The next day my wife said, "Honey, never do that again." I haven't and never intend to ever get that drunk again. I didn't say anything mean or do anything to hurt myself, but I was sick and acting completely ridiculous (not in a good way). Alcohol is like a fire. If you keep it in a fire place and in safe conditions, it's quite pleasant. But it can also spread and burn your entire house down if you're not careful.

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  • One Bad Pig
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    Originally posted by TheWall View Post
    Tequilla smells awful.
    I'm not especially fond of the taste, either - and I got some aŮejo, which is supposed to be the good stuff.

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  • TheWall
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    Originally posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    Some of it, yes. Some of it smells really good.
    Tequilla smells awful.

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  • One Bad Pig
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    Originally posted by TheWall View Post
    Thats my logic. Besides the stuff is expensive and smells terrible.
    Some of it, yes. Some of it smells really good.

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  • TheWall
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    Originally posted by Apologiaphoenix View Post
    Sure, but I just donít want to take chances.
    Thats my logic. Besides the stuff is expensive and smells terrible.

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  • Apologiaphoenix
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    Sure, but I just donít want to take chances.

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  • One Bad Pig
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    Originally posted by Apologiaphoenix View Post
    Whoa. I never said itís a sin to drink alcohol. If people can control it, I have no problem. I donít drink because I am a small man and it would not take as much to get me drunk and I donít want to risk doing something hurtful to the people I love, which especially includes my wife now.

    If it was my culture, I would have never played Dungeons and Dragons or Magic: The Gathering.
    Ok. I agree, you'd be a lightweight. I don't think, however, that you'd have to worry over-much about doing something hurtful. You're familiar with "out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks"? Alcohol just makes it more likely that whatever's in the heart will come out. Alcohol doesn't cause people to abuse others; it removes the filter which would otherwise prevent abusive thoughts to turn into actions.

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  • Apologiaphoenix
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    Originally posted by One Bad Pig View Post

    As you've been raised in a culture which stigmatizes it, I'd expect that. As long as you feel that it is wrong to do so, I hope you continue to abstain; while I think your belief is in error, it would be even more wrong to force you to go against your conscience.
    Whoa. I never said itís a sin to drink alcohol. If people can control it, I have no problem. I donít drink because I am a small man and it would not take as much to get me drunk and I donít want to risk doing something hurtful to the people I love, which especially includes my wife now.

    If it was my culture, I would have never played Dungeons and Dragons or Magic: The Gathering.

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  • TheWall
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    Originally posted by Apologiaphoenix View Post
    Woman in the frat!
    Its mossy. Its fine. Shes like everyones cool grandma. Everyones cool canadian grandma.

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  • One Bad Pig
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    Originally posted by Apologiaphoenix View Post
    You can socialize without alcohol.
    You can, but it's not as fun.
    I never drink it. Never.
    As you've been raised in a culture which stigmatizes it, I'd expect that. As long as you feel that it is wrong to do so, I hope you continue to abstain; while I think your belief is in error, it would be even more wrong to force you to go against your conscience.

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  • Apologiaphoenix
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    Woman in the frat!

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  • mossrose
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    I've lived my whole life without drinking. My brother took his own life due to his alcoholism and it has never been worth it. Don't like the taste or smell of alcohol. And even without it I've had plenty of fun and good experiences with friends.

    If you like games, start a weekly game night with some people at church. Or arrange to meet for coffee once a week with them if you can afford it. Or start a weekly potluck dessert night with church folk, where everybody brings some cookies or some such to share. We used to meet at the church for evenings like this.

    There might be some other folk in the church who are lonely and need an outing once in a while.

    Maybe there is already something like this available at your church. Check into it.

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  • TheWall
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    Thank you.

    Honestly I never got the appeal of clubs or parties or drinking. If your supposed to be socializing to me you shpuld be trying to understand other people.

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