Professor X wrote:
So yes, there are those that drink because their lives suck.
I’m speaking more on normal person without the baggage and just starting off. I suppose the mere stimulus of ‘fun’ is good enough. I was hoping for a philosophical reasoning but the truth is reduced to just being an animalistic one.
The only reason most kids drink is because it is off limits. If alcohol weren’t seen as taboo until over the age of 21, less people would “rebel” by drinking before then.
In France, drinking with a meal is very common long before the age of 21. The mystique is gone as a result.
Our own conservative moral brow beating has more to do with why teenagers start using drugs than there being some need to change reality.
It simply works out that many people would rather be high or drunk than sober once they are aware of the effects. You would have to ask them why specifically.
It’s legal to drink at the age of 16 in Denmark. Denmark’s youngsters are the ones who drinks the highest volumes of alchohol in Europe. Kids overhere normaly start drinking at 13-14 though…
I think it’s dumb that someone can go to war and die at the age of 18 here but they can’t drink a beer legally until 21.