It was a Monday morning at my high school and the topic of everyone's conversation was the past weekend. Usually explaining how drunk or how stoned they were and the uncontrollable mishaps that they didn't even remember until the next day if at all. For example, they tell me and are other friends that weren’t there "Man, I was soooo wasted last night, I must have drank like a case of beer and like half a bottle of vodka" or “Man I was so stoned, I must of ate my kitchen dry”, all told with smile of excitement hoping to do it again the next weekend or day. This regular occurrence got me thinking, why do we brag ourselves and praise others for accomplishing something that requires absolutely no skill and is dumb? In short, why do we get drunk or stoned?
I feel that some people drink or use drugs in order to knock down or at least lower the wall of insecurities they have built up inside them even for just an instant.
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