Ok, so I was talking to a girl in my class about prom and how my boy is coming up for it and she started asking me what my after prom plans were. I said “Sleep!” because I know I’ll be exhausted, and he’ll be too (he lives really far away from me) and I’m not into the drinking and party scene. She goes, “no you won’t” and starts making drinking motions with her hands. I say to her, “I don’t really like drinking” and she says, “well you’ve never been drunk”.
She’s not the only one whose done this, everyone is telling me that I’m so naive and that I need to get drunk because it’s “fun”. Well, I plan on drinking when I’m old enough, or if I’m in Europe studying, but only in moderation and for cultural reasons (being Italian and German, it’s in my DNA, lol). I have had wine, but only at special occasions and naturally the Eucharist does not count, as it is the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of our Savior.
I don’t understand it. I’ve seen people get crazy drunk, know people who’ve made mistakes, know people who lost best friends to drunken accidents and I also have my faith, my duty to my parents and my integrity to keep up. And they think I’m naive?
These are the same kids who say, “Don’t preach to me, my life is my business” yet they think it’s OK to tell me how to live mine?
Why is there so much pressure to get drunk? “Hey, let’s look stupid, it’s so cool?” I actually want to remember my prom night, it is my senior prom and I never get to see my boyfriend because he lives so far away.