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May. 1st, 2010

Writer's Block: Young and driven

I'm Canadian, so the legal drinking age is 18 or 19 depending on where you live. Personally I don't think that it should be lowered, but I also don't think that it should be raised either. By that age, you're old enough to vote, drive and join the military, so you should be allowed to drink.

My problem with the drinking age being higher like it is in the States is that having the drinking age be at 21 makes it somewhat of a taboo to people since it's something that they're not supposed to do so they drink to excess when they get a chance to drink rather than learn to drink without going overboard in general. That's also partly because of the attitude much of North America has towards alcohol, you get told that you shouldn't drink, all the while you're bombarded with images from places like MTV that have shows that popularise getting trashed 3 times a week and partying on spring break. Not to say that I've never been trashed, but it's something that I've generally managed to avoid doing and I've been drinking since I was 16 and I'm now 22. I think that in a large part that had to do with my family being more of the mind to say drink responsibly, rather than don't drink at all.

Now that's not to say that that the attittudes of excessive drinking don't exist all over the world where people have a reasonably easy access to alcohol, it's just that it seems to be a larger issue in areas like North America where people have a harsher view when it comes to alcohol consumption. The sooner that people get over the novelty of having access to alcohol, and to being legal, the sooner they learn to drink for the enjoyment of the drink rather than the for the sake of getting drunk, though some people do take years to learn that or never learn that at all.

Jan. 6th, 2010

Writer's Block: Love is deaf

Could you spend the rest of your life with someone who had horrific taste in music? How important is it to you to share your love of music with a good friend or romantic partner?

Probably not, but that would also depend on if they were willing to see if they liked other types of music and how much they actually listened to music to begin with

Aug. 25th, 2009

Writer's Block: Kindness of Strangers

Bone marrow yes, but probably not a kidney unless it was for a friend or family member, that being said I do want my organs to be donated when I die as long as they're viable.

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