In favor of drinking:
Peer Pressure (which in my school is not very high)
Makes me look cool (but that's a dumb excuse because I could always do the reverse reasoning, i.e. i'm so cool i don't need to drink)
Possibly get chicks (although I could probably do that anyways if I got off my lazy ass)
Parents will kill me
Alcohol will kill me
Alcohol will almost kill me, then parents will kill me
Don't want to sleep with at least 1 in 4 girls in my school due to various diseases, i.e. mono/herpes/it's just disgusting
As one can clearly see, the incentives for me to drink are pretty negative.
However, for a more normal teenager, this is what it looks like:
Positives are the same
Now, I really would like to know what motivates people to binge drink. Because I do not do it myself, and the only reason I go to drinking parties is to laugh at just how retarded people get/to call 911 to help people/to call 911 because I'm a dick, I have been (un)fortunately unacquainted with C2H5OH.
Tell me, what motivates you and/or your friends to binge drink? Replies from people above the drinking age are okay too, but I would like to have mostly an underage perspective.