Emotional Reasons To Drink Less As You Get Older

October 9, 2019  |  
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I’ve started to enjoy drinking less and less as I get older. There are many reasons for that, including the fact that the hangovers just seemed to triple in strength once I turned 30. And even when I had bad hangovers in my younger years, it didn’t affect my life as much. Let’s be real: nobody expected me to do a great job at work when I was 22, anyways. I wasn’t exactly given huge responsibilities. Today, I can’t be hungover at work. If I was a little hazy on the job, I didn’t seem much different from any other day. As I’ve gotten older, my tastes for alcohol have also become more expensive, so I just can’t really afford to drink what I love. My favorite cocktail at my favorite bar is $15 so, there you go. I used to spend that in a full night of drinking in college. So, there are those practical reasons I don’t like to drink much anymore, but there’s also the fact that life becomes more emotionally complex as you get older, and so being drunk can lead to some more serious consequences.

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