Okay, I want to introduce another topic. Many people in this forum, I've noticed, have (at one time or another) mentioned drinking alcohol of one kind or another - rum, gin, vodka, whatnot. As a college student, I know that a lot of drinking goes on, on campus. Especially, since I live in a dorm residence hall with freshmen who are eager to spread their wings, get drunk, and lose their inhibitions. Or something.
Personally, I am not a social drinker of any stripe - I rarely do it even within friendly or close company, and don't have much of an acquired taste for alcohol. No particular reason - just never really got into the scene, and don't really plan to. I've drunk alcohol before, enough to get drunk - nothing really happens to me, except I become a lot more logical and reasonable (annoyingly so, I'm told) than when I'm not. I don't even get much of a buzz or high off it - it's nothing like de-stressing by playing sports (aka smashing tennis balls against a wall) or running, for me.
I'm interested in why people drink (if they do), whether socially or regularly; also, for those who don't, why or why not?