Each year, approximately 5,000 young people under the age of 21 die as a result of underage drinking.
On that faithful day, if Agil-san did not ignore Kirito’s request and gave him alcohol to drink, it may have been GAME OVER for Kirito-kun…
You think I’m exaggerating? Well, let me just tell you that the ramifications of underage drinking is no joke at all. Firstly, many teenagers are not fully aware of the devastating effects of alcohol consumption, and hence, they drink excessively. This would lead to an addiction in drinking alcohol and binge drinking in the future, which will result in extremely adverse health effects. Underage drinking may also cause impaired judgement – the inability to decide the correct moral action to do. In the worst case scenario, there would be underage sexual intercourse and ‘ta-da’, you now have the responsibility of raising a baby~ Studies have also shown that underage drinking may upset the critical hormonal balance necessary for the development of organs, and will affect the maturation of the reproductive system.
Basically, as a teenager, you’re not ready to handle the health impacts of alcohol consumption yet, so take a chill pill and be patient for adulthood. ((There’s a reason why there’s a law against underage drinking.)) By then, you will be more mature enough to gauge when you are at your limit and when is the time to put the cup down.
~ PEER PRESSURE ~
What if my friends force me to drink? I would love to tell you that if they force you, then they aren’t friends at all, but anyways, I don’t think that one should push the blame to others. You are the one to decide whether you want to succumb to Mr. Peer Pressure. If your friends are more important than your health, by all means, go ahead and waste your life. If not, just tell them straight to the face that you do not want to drink and politely ask them to stop persuading you. You don’t need ten buckets of courage to say that out. All you need is the will to stick to your own ideals and decide yourself what is the right course of action.
~ @ADULTS: BE A ROLE MODEL! ~
Yes I know that as adults, you can feel free to drink alcohol. However, don’t you think it is very unwise to drink when children or teenagers are around? In society, children look up to adults both literally in height, and as a form of expression. Children have yet to understand society fully and thus, turn to adults for that knowledge. If they see that drinking is a common form of lifestyle among adults, won’t they begin to imitate that too? Without proper guidance, they may deem alcohol consumption as something good and start drinking at a young age, which would be absolutely disastrous. The poor kid might just need a liver transplant at 14 years old! CAN YOU BEAR TO DO SOMETHING SO HORRENDOUS TO AN INNOCENT CHILD?
Morale of the Post: Drink tea instead, guys. Oolong Tea > Buurbon on the Rocks
As always, thanks for reading 🙂