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Do you not think there is some connection with this, as you say ' dodgy' statistic and what we see - and we do see it in most town centres on Friday and Saturday evenings? Far more kids drink far more than they ever used to - statistical 'fact' and readily observable and confirmed.If a drunk pedestrian walks out in front of a sober driver, he stands a much better chance of surviving than if it were the other way round. But it wouldn't be a bad thing if pedestrians who cause accidents were penalised, too.I, also, find that I fall into the category of 'binge drinker', every so often; it doesn't take much, because it's an arbitrary quantity and it is on the low side. However, it doesn't make me paranoid that someone is just out to criticise me. I just moderate my behaviour a bit. Not a bad idea, really.
My limited understanding of the youth binge drinking cult is that one gets several good strong drinks down your throat as quick as possible to get an alcohol "hit" and then slacks off a bit to maintain the state but that often goes wrong. Are there heavy binge drinking clubbers around prepared to confirm the current youth habits?
You can compare this to a widespread practice in quality control : if your test result is within the specification, there is no need to double check; but double checking is the first thing you do when a result is out of specification. You get mighty fine statistics that way.
because doing it will cause your death - you will die whether you do it or not.
Quotebecause doing it will cause your death - you will die whether you do it or not.But I would rather die later, rather than sooner because of my lack of care.We all do the green cross code, don't we?But, as you say, quality of life comes into it. But what about smoking? Does smoking really give smokers a better quality of life? Many of them claim that it does. Most of us, non-smokers, would advise them otherwise - and feel righteously smug at the same time!
As a matter of fact, the occasional 'lack of control' of your life can be quite pleasant. Ever jumped off a high board or out of an airoplane? You have very little control of the direction you go and it is fun.