adedabirdy wrote:First post I only stated the facts, and I stated I was going to steer away from alcohol. And like I said it took going to the hospital twice/ suspension to realize that drinking was a problem ( first time I went to the hospital I figured it was bad luck). So is it a problem that I ever started drinking? yes. Is it a problem that I am being punished severely ( or that I got caught)? yes and no. Yes because it might ruin my chances of getting into law school, but also no because it made me realize that I have a problem, and it will prevent me from getting into future trouble w/the law, like something more severe ( DUI, for example).
Ok I will admit what I am saying is harsh, but that's my stance on these kind of things. For me, personally, I prefer kids see that they were wrong, that they were wrong even if they were never caught. Because knowing so would help you make better decisions in life, on other subjects. Hopefully you see that it was a problem for you (that's why it is hard because you were able to be productive) and you should not do it in the future - not for the fear of getting in trouble, or not get into law school, or not have a good job, not for anything but yourself. You should not do it in the future because it negatively impact you in many ways, and you should learn to only do positive thing for your life. Take responsibility for your own life, even when no one else is watching.
I would be the last one bashing people for underage drinking. I grew up in a society with no age limit, and I had a first drink when I was 5, and I have been consuming since then. I don't drink a lot, I just enjoy it when I enjoy it. So don't think I am a drinker basher.
Edit: attempt to fix language.