I went out with my life long friend Em last night. Em is in her first year at
Macquarie Uni, and so as a celebration of my recent birthday we hit the clubs. If by the clubs you mean the Epping hotel.
As it was a Wednesday and I had work exp this morning, I didn’t drink too much, preferring to sit and people watch.
The effect alcohol has on people always amazes me. What becomes glaringly obvious is the absolute lack of self esteem and respect most girls have. Even if you ignored the fact you could see their underwear, the way these girls were acting broke my heart. They were my age, some maybe a few years older, and I just wanted to give them a hug and let them know that they didn’t have to act like that to find worth.
Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a drink or two with friends, but I just don’t see the point in drinking to the point where I can barely stand and then throwing myself at the nearest guy. Maybe I’m lame, but I’d much rather meet a guy sober and have him judge me on how I really am, not on how little I’m wearing.
Not that there’s anything wrong with meeting guys in bars, it is how my parents met, after all.
Last night, and other stories I’ve heard recently have really made me just want to find every teen girl and tell them that it’s okay to be themselves. That there are people who will love them for that, and not for who they become after one too many vodkas. Too many of the girls I either saw last night or know of through my school rely on alcohol to determine their self worth, and that’s not the way it should be. You’re all amazing, beautiful girls with so much to offer the world, and swallowing poison isn’t the answer to anything.
Sober is sexy guys (as the campaign says), remember that.