Sunday, September 6, 2015

Why I'm Straightedge (sort of)

"Really, not even weed?"- every human ever

I have never done a drug a day in my life, why? I'm not really sure. This is the answer people don't like. I'm not coming from some high and mighty place where I don't do drugs because I have immense self-control. I just really have no interest and I'm totally cool if that's what you're into.

Most people say I will eventually cave in. Naw. I'm not fighting some internal battle of refusing myself some fun, I just don't care to do them- there is really no solid answer I can give. What I can say is that the benefits of not doing drugs is that I'm always in self-control and completely responsible for all the decisions I make. That does feel good.

"Yeah but what about alcohol?" you ask. Well I'm not really into that either. In college I can only count twice that I ever really drank and I definitely never blacked out. All my good friends knew that about me and were really great about not making me feel left out (I LOVE going out and socializing). When I was younger I would lie and tell people I was on antibiotics- now I could care less. If i'm not feeling it, I'm not feeling it. I don't need alchy to have a good time.

These days I enjoy a drink or two while at dinner or out socializing. But I've never felt the need to get hammered. Does this make me weird? Probably. Does this make me not actually "straightedge" because I do drink? For sure, but I didn't know what else to title this article. 

You caught me. 

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