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    My friends,

    Personally, I don’t think alcohol in itself is a bad idea. Drinking in moderation actually has its health benefits. Problems start because people abuse alcohol. I don’t think anyone should drink to get drunk. Honestly, it’s ridiculous that people think they need to be drunk to have fun. Alcohol is practically worshiped in our society as a means to distract ourselves from the unpleasant realities in our lives. This is why I’m straight edge. I’ve chosen the sXe lifestyle as a social protest to prove to people that getting drunk is WAY overrated and generally a bad idea. The same goes with drugs.

    Here’s the bottom line. If everyone drank in moderation as part of a balanced lifestyle, sXe wouldn’t need to include alcohol abstinence because alcohol abuse would have never been a cause for concern.

    A final note, I am typically more impressed with someone who has drank but never been drunk than a person who has been sXe their whole life. This means this person has a lot of self-control and discipline. A LOT of it.


    Manasquan, NJ


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    Hey Alex,

    I suppose I’m rebelling from the message that advertisers are putting out. In a sense, it’s another reason why I’m Straight Edge.

    I don’t mention this often, but I think advertisers have to much say on how our society functions socially. There needs to be better regulation of advertising – here in Australia anyway. If I turn up to any social event without holding a glass of something in my hand it’s seen as being a bit odd.

    Drinking combined with celebrating is seen as part of our culture.

    I have a lot of respect for anyone who can turn up to social events without clutching a glass of alcohol.

    Cheers (sorry)

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    Good point. The mass media definitely has a huge impact on the way we’re all expected to behave, especially socially. It’s pretty much the same way here in the US. Fortunately for me, I’ve found many friends and social happenings here at college where no one judges me for not drinking despite being surrounded by alcohol.

    Check this out:

    Basically, in São Paulo, there is NO outdoor advertising. If you look up pictures of the city, it looks so strage yet very refreshing. I want to visit one day.

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    Wow! Sao Paulo looks like a dream come true!

    Tobacco advertising has been eradicated from the streets of Australia due to the actions of a few individual graffiti artists – including doctors!

    There’s an interesting video and website here:

    Cheers Alex,

    #2919 Reply

    Al X Be

    @ Alex…
    I the end ‘to each their own’…but for me the argument (not that that is what you’re doing here) that drinking in moderation is good for your health does nothing for me. It doesn’t give me an excuse to want to drink. Just cause alcohol is legal and socially acceptable doesn’t make it any less of a “TOXIN” which for me equals poison. I do consider alcohol a drug which before the prohibition was abolished was considered a narcotic. sXe for me isn’t anti substance abuse, anti lack of moderation or addiction,,,It’s anti all mood and mind altering substances.

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    #38549 Reply


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    #38575 Reply


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    #38580 Reply


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