In the movies, getting wasted is always funny.
In real life, it hurts. It hurts everybody.
(Tough to watch. Important to watch.)
In the U.S., 40,000 deaths a year are due to drunk driving and other alcohol-related accidents. That’s an entire town’s worth of people–gone–because of irresponsible choices.
Personally, I’m not a big drinker. I did my fair share of drinking myself stupid when I was younger. I like a glass of wine once in awhile, but I prefer to have fun I can remember (and not regret) in the morning.
If you like to indulge, invite friends in.
Want to go out? Designate a driver.
No designated driver? Call a cab.
Cab too expensive? Your life is worth more than the cost of cab fare.
Have a happy, safe, mindful New Year’s Eve.
PS: in Boulder? elephant’s ed is once again hosting NYE, here.