Here, I'll present a few more points that will seem to make me sound better than everyone else - I'm intelligent. I have a high IQ. I attribute some of the choices I've made in the past to the fact that I can think more independently than a lot of people. Those who might not be as sharp succumb more easily to group activities, like drinking and doing drugs.
The obligatory disclaimer is that some people DDR (drink and do drugs, gahah) by choice. I know that not everyone who drinks is stupid. A lot of people (and the majority of people I'm friends with who choose to do this, come to think of it) are very smart and they still choose to have fun at parties this way. I just have to freaking emphasize that I'm NOT against doing this, and that's leading to my main point -
Sometimes I wish I had lived my life differently. Just like any elementary school nerd strives to fit in, I've always wondered what it'd be like if I wanted to party hard and experience what lots of other people experience. Instead, I've decided to not do all that stuff. My question, though: is it so much better that I don't do it? Everyone says it is, but they're the ones having so much fun while my free time activities seem so... limited, you know?
I guess yukon makoto (and many others) is right when she says that drinking and drugging and all this stuff is what you do when you can't think of anything fun to do with your time... but then again, DDR every night of my life also gets a bit tiring.
Huh. I guess what I wonder about is whether it's too late for me to adopt a lifestyle like that. Is my lifestyle so rigid, and is my claim to straightedgedness so important... and based on what I've already gone over... is it WORTH it?
Nah, probably not.