People always ask me "Why don't you drink? Everybody does, it's cool". Blah blah blah and all that.
Well, you want to know why I don't want to ingest a metabolic toxin that inhibits brain functions?
Lets examine my reason.
When I was a child, from 6-13, I was a very, very angry and violent child, I would snap at the smallest thing, and would "resolve" it "using my fists". But when I was 13, These other kids were making fun of me for something, and we were on a playground set, and I pushed a kid off the top. He ended up breaking a femur, both ankles, and his elbow.
At this point, i'm looking down at his broken frame, seething with anger, and then suddenly a voice in my head says "What have you done??".
I suddenly got intensely scared, and started bawling my eyes out as the teacher came up to the scene. I got suspended from school for a 2 weeks. During this time, and a year after the fact, I had been analyzing what happened, and figured out that I needed to control my emotions better, so I did.
1 year later and many hours of meditating, I was a new person, completely passive, never succumbing to my emotions.
Now, if you have forgotten the point i'm trying to make, alcohol inhibits brain functions, and all that hard work I did over that year could be undone, even if only temporarily, and I might turn violent again, and now at 19, i'm a fairly big person, and I could so some real damage to someone.
Having all that i've become taken away by drinking a poisonous substance doesn't exactly appeal to me, but thanks for asking.