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New Year Celebration Tip: No Alcohol. Please.

By on Dec 31, 2011 | 3 comments

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I will not read the newspaper on day 1 & 2 of January. Why? Because it’s always full of photos of accidents and ‘detailed’ stories of how young engineering & medical students died in accidents on the new years eve. The worst part – it just happens every year without fail. The newspapers are already publishing stories of how the ‘kids’ are going to celebrate with ‘Noodles’ and how ‘Adults’ are going to ‘get high’ tonight. The bigger hotels are publishing advertisements of the new year hangouts that will offer ‘unlimited free alcohol’. It’s all disgusting!Don't Get Drunk New Year Celebrations

Celebrations & Alcohol Are Synonymous – I don’t Get It!

I wonder why are people so excited about getting drunk on the New Years Eve. Actually, I don’t get the point in getting drunk on any celebration! Celebration is when you ‘celebrate’ – and you’ve to be in senses to ‘celebrate’.

Don’t Let ‘Peer Pressure’ Make You An Idiot

From my observation, people who are low on morals & self-confidence often get crushed by the peer pressure. Imagine this situation – you are in a group of friends and everyone’s ordering alcohol. You, the border-line-case, are then forced to ‘be a man’ & ‘just do it’. You then convince yourself that ‘just one sip’ won’t harm and get started because you don’t want to look like an ‘outsider’. If you’re high on self-confidence you’d simply say ‘no’ and just laugh at your friends. But it requires guts and strong will. Not easy.

Anyway, the whole point is – don’t get drunk tonight. Welcome the new year while being in your senses. Know when you’re having fun.



3 Comments

  1. amy

    January 3, 2012

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    “PEER PRESSURE” is the reason, yup. But I don’t ever fall for that. But note that I am a woman, so P.P. on me is way less than that on men 😀

    • The Big K

      January 3, 2012

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      Peer pressure acts equally on all humans. PP could be different in different situations.

      Anyway. The death count right now is – 3. All of them were final year engineering students.

      Sucks!

  2. Vikrant

    January 11, 2012

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    One of the things I like about this blog is how the blogger is promoting teetotalism – a dying creed. I came across this blog via crazyengineers.

    I completely agree with what I being said in the blogpost.

    “You, the border-line-case, are then forced to ‘be a man’ & ‘just do it’. You then convince yourself that ‘just one sip’ won’t harm and get started because you don’t want to look like an ‘outsider’. If you’re high on self-confidence you’d simply say ‘no’ and just laugh at your friends. But it requires guts and strong will. Not easy.”

    It all boils to public opinion and how it affects a person. Allow me to quote Mr Bertrand Russell (he was not a teetotaler by any means , but his opinions on other matters are noteworthy)-
    “One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.

    and
    “Public opinion is always more tyrannical towards those who obviously fear it than towards those who feel indifferent to it. A dog will bark more loudly and bite more readily when people are afraid of him than when they treat him with contempt, and the human herd has something of this same characteristic. If you show that you are afraid of them, you give promise of good hunting, whereas if you show indifference, they begin to doubt their own power and therefore tend to let you alone. “

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