Well; little brother is going out tonight-- like he does *every* night. He's a teenager. Do teenagers these days drink every night? Seriously? He was asking me if I had a recyclable water bottle so that he could fill it with alcohol. He's not going to a party or anything... he's just going to loiter downtown. Why does he have to drink/have alcohol on him every night? I don't understand. Is that the rule for teenagers? He's not even doing it to be rebellious- because in our family, we're allowed to drink openly once we turn 16. I never did because I just didn't want to. It seems pointless to me... So why does he want to drink all the time? ... It's like he feels he has to drink to have fun. If this is the way people are going these days-- alcohol all the time, 'party all the time' I will never ever be able to be social again. I'm straight-edge. It's already impossible enough to find friends who are straightedge as well; all of my friends- all of the people I know drink or smoke or drink and smoke and it would be nice to be around *SOMEONE* who doesn't drink or smoke so we could not drink and not smoke together. Then the only person I knew in highschool who didn't drink or 'smoke' smoked pot and did heroin... so they were not at all the same as me and just claimed to be. agh. I just don't understand people. Not one bit. Is anyone else here straightedge at all? Is anyone else in the world actually straightedge?!? I'm beginning to doubt that very much.