People Who Judged Others For Underage Drinking But Now Do It

Sorry, But If You Ripped On People Who Drank In High School But Now Party Because You’re In College, You’re A Hypocrite

They say you should practice what you preach.

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Let's get one thing straight before I begin, even though I don't drink alcohol myself, I don't have a problem with people who decide to drink. Life is about choices, and I respect everyone's decisions to make bad choices, including underage drinking. After all, it's not my life.

Personally, I don't really see the allure of underage drinking, especially in college. I would much rather focus on my studies — you know, the classes I'm paying thousands of dollars and going into debt for — and not murder my neurons with ethanol every weekend, but that's just me. I'm kind of a boring person like that.

But, if you're one of the people who drink alcohol before you're 21, more power to you. That's your choice, not mine. It's your life that's being impacted for better or worse. I'm a firm believer that you have the ability to live your life the way you want to.

That being said, I do have a problem with hypocrites. Frankly, I know far too many. There's absolutely no one worse than a person who does exactly what they judged others for.

When I was in high school I, and many of my classmates, would rip on the ones that went out drinking while they were underage. We would judge them and ridicule them because in our eyes, they were destroying their lives.

Now, I know. That probably makes me a judgmental asshole, and I'll own up to that. I will say, however, that I do practice what I preach. Even though I'm now in college, I never go out partying because I frankly have much better things to do with my life than waste away my brain cells.

But others apparently don't value they saying, “Practice what you preach" when it comes to underage drinking. I've heard far too many stories about people who condemned others in high school for underage drinking, but are now going out and doing it themselves once they get a taste of freedom in college.

Of course, it's their lives and I frankly could care less what other people decide to do with their lives, but I am honestly shocked at the hypocrisy. Why would you go out and do what you judged others for?

Frankly, these people who are suddenly okay with underage drinking just because they're in college are no better than the classmates they used to condemn. In fact, if anything, they're much worse — at least I personally consider a hypocrite a heck of a lot worse than someone under 21 who decides to consume alcohol.

I may have judged my high school classmates for underage drinking but at least I can rest easy knowing that I'm not a hypocrite about it. Other people I know really can't say the same thing.

One thing’s for certain though, don’t preach to anyone about something if you can’t follow through yourself. Nobody likes a hypocrite.

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To The Soon-To-Be College Freshman Who Think They'll Keep Their High School Friends, Know This

You will maybe talk to 10 people back from your high school while your in college.

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I know what you are thinking "Of course I am going to still talk to all my high school friends once we graduate." "You just didn't keep up with your friends." "I am going to talk to them every day."

Of course, you may be the lucky ones that go on to the same college and university, but if you follow your best friend to college then have you ever thought to yourself. "Did I choose my school based on if my friend(s) would go to college together." Obviously, it could be coincidental that you end up in the same place, but my argument is more on the idea of having friends that go to the same college on your list of important things once you move away.

Now if you are still reading and still in denial with what I am saying then continue.

Since moving away from home I have broadened my horizons and met more people then I could ever have imagined. I have met people that if I have not kept an open mind to them I would not be friends with them now. You will most likely choose the same type of friends that you had in high school if you do not keep an open mind when finding friends in college.

You also do not want to be that person who refuses to make other friends besides their high school friends. I hate to break it to you, but your high school friends will find other friends beside you when they leave for college/university. This time in your life is supposed to be "a new chapter" if you do not branch out of your comfort zone then you will be stuck in a little bubble for the rest of your life.

Not only will your friends in your high school class be making friends, but you need to make friends that are in the same stage of life that you are also in. Still talking to high school aged friends will limit you from conversations due to distance, lack of relevance, and just not going through the same stuff as you.

Sounds daunting? I know.

I am not saying that you can not be friends still with your high school friends. From time to time I catch up with mine to see how the school is going for them, and how they are doing, but I am building and forming relationships with my friends at college because you have had to start up from ground zero, and will be forming a foundation until we graduate.

Even when you have broken it is nice to hang out with your high school friends and talk about the good old days. My point to you is to keep an open mind and to not get upset when high school friends have moved on and found their new friends from school just like you.

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Red Wine Is More Than Just A Joie De Vivre, It's Also Heart-Healthy

Surprisingly, drinking moderate amounts of red wine can increase longevity and serve as an antidote to various cardiovascular diseases according to latest scientific research.

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If you are a wine enthusiast, then you must have tried the deluxe red wine. Red wine has an enriching cultural legacy associated with it and has been a delicacy for decades. Surprisingly, drinking moderate amounts of red wine can increase longevity and serve as an antidote to various cardiovascular diseases according to the latest scientific research. But, it has not been fully confirmed and is not encouraged that people should start drinking red wine if they have never consumed alcohol before.

Organically speaking, red wine contains a polyphenol named resveratrol which is found on the skin of grapes. It has been notoriously famous as being called the "heart damage control" elixir. In fact, resveratrol is a chemical substance that is able to reduce blood vessel damage and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol as well as prevent blood clots.

According to modern research, the "French Paradox" originating from the late '80s have brought to light how the French are less inclined to suffer from heart diseases. Stemming from this epidemiological paradox initiates the fact that red wine may play a contributing factor. In order to further analyze this phenomenon, researchers have focused immensely on the Mediterranean diet which is rich with protein and carbs with a tinge of red wine.

According to a 2017 research article, "More specifically, some postulate that red wine's bioactive constituents, polyphenols, impart cardioprotective effects. Others argue that there may be an equilibrium between alcohol and wine polyphenols, which in concert would be accountable for the cardioprotective benefits in the human body." This sheds light on the ongoing "heart-healthy" phenomena associated with drinking red wine.

Moreover, the article published by Circulation also pinpoints the contrasting difference between red and white wine. For instance, they mention, "Red wine is known to be 10-fold higher in polyphenolic content than white wine, and this variability arises because of red wine's grape must fermentation. This is why white wine is given much less importance than red wine in the literature." So from a biological perspective, red wine is ingrained with more vital supplements designed to minimize susceptibility towards diverse cardiac diseases and other health concerns as well.

However, one key evidence that shouldn't be ignored is that red wine should be moderately consumed in order for such a benefit to reap. Excessive drinking has a lot of detrimental consequences and could cost a life. Although red wine is deemed "heart-healthy," it should still be drunk in moderate amounts because too much of alcohol is considered disastrous to your health!

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