As a freshmen, I drank every weekend with friends and didn’t think that it was a big deal. I still don’t think that drinking in moderation while in college is anything for zealots to complain about. However, this blog entry is pointed at the alcohol abusers who think that being drunk every night is acceptable just because you’re in college. If you’re drunk every night, you will fail out and go flip burgers for the next 50 years.
As I stated, I’ve drank quite a bit in college but I still have a 3.9 grade-point-average. The reason is that I don’t drink before classes, tests, interviews or meetings. That sounds like common knowledge to most but there are some people who think that they are better at things when they are drunk. I call those people “future drop-outs.” I believe that alcohol is quite nice but it shouldn’t be a lifestyle.
Just to prove I’m not speaking hypothetically, here is an example. I knew a guy who would drink every night and rarely went to class. He bragged about drinking 25 beers before a football game one time and was constantly inebriated. His excuse for his excessive consumption was that he was in college. However, he dropped out after one year and did not pass a single class. It was a shame because he was an intelligent person.
Tips to Remember
- Don’t drink just to get blasted drunk.
- Understand that beer and liquor contribute to the freshmen 15.
- Only drink on the weekends and with friends.
- Don’t spend all of your money on alcohol.
- Don’t drink so much that you die.