Drinking just doesn't feel as fun. I feel like I can have more fun with my friends and at parties / social gatherings without drinking. That is why, I'm going to stop drinking. At least for now. I'm not an alcoholic, far from it, I hardly ever drink alcohol anyways, but I think being sober would make someone a better person.
Also, my uncle is an alcoholic, and my other uncle died earlier this year because of liver damage from drinking. Its really hard to think about his son having to grow up without a father in the next couple years at this rate. I have friends affected by feudal alcohol syndrome... It just seems like there are too many negative effects to outweigh feeling drunk.
I'm going to try this little experiment, and see if there is any difference by the end of the month. I will be attending parties, hanging with friends, being around alcohol but will be staying sober. Also, I don't do drugs, or drink coffee, so my body will be completely free of cognitive-affecting substances. I'm going to be completely sober until the end of May. And NS, I urge you to challenge yourselves with this as well. I know it's not a big deal but hey, it could help. How great would a world, alcohol free be.