Thank you so much for reading through it, it’s a pleasure to having read your comment.
It’s too often that we tend to form social responses, through what is often deemed appropriate and what isn’t. I personally have had the question asked plenty of times, and it’s quite satirical to the point that I actually some times even play along just for the sake of it.
Truth of the matter is, individuals should do what makes them happy; as long as it doesn’t cause any harm to anybody else or themselves in the long term.
Another stereotype would be the assumption that I don’t drink because of my religious values; which to be fairly honest isn’t entirely true either — I have heaps of religious friends who indulge themselves in alcohol.
It’s one of those odd social etiquette like asking someone to grab a coffee or have a chat over drinks, and if one is within a group other’s may find it unsettling to be around that “one” person who is sober.
I too take medication, which would have quite catastrophic impacts on my wellbeing if I drank alcohol. I’m no guru or social pundit, so I try my best not to judge others for what makes them happy; I just hope that I’m left alone to my own decisions and not judged when I refuse to give in to peer pressure.
None the less, Linda, appreciate your comment and kudos to you; wish you a very happy and healthy life ahead.