Michael de st aubin

student architect, Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States

About Michael

Bio

Student of Architecture.
So liberal, I'm right
Proud ATLien
Diggin Alabama
Music, travel, and architecture is what keeps me going

Languages

English

An idea worth spreading

stop thinking, shut the laptop, go outside

easier said then done.

I'm passionate about

Architecture
Community
History

Comments & conversations

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Michael de st aubin
Posted about 4 years ago
Alcohol in the united states creating a temporary group of second class citizens?
right, i don't think changing the law will change our culture. What you said is true, but I still think it is hurting us rather than helping (I am of legal drinking age btw). I just feel that making it a higher age, when the rest of the drinking world is at a lower age, makes it like a "forbidden fruit" and come on, who doesn't like forbidden fruit? I really don't know of a solution to fix america's young alcoholics, its so deeply rooted, but I think having harsh laws only irritate us and make the situation worse.
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Michael de st aubin
Posted about 4 years ago
Alcohol in the united states creating a temporary group of second class citizens?
Weekes, maybe labeling it as creating second class citizens exaggerates the issue, but I agree that the law is not effective. To the older folks who agree with the law, its hurting the youth, not helping. The argument that it saves our brain cells for a few extra years, is generally not true. Just because the law says people under 21 can not drink alcohol, doesn't mean it will actually stop anyone who WANTS to drink. Studying abroad in Rome really opened up my eyes to American drinking behaviors. We would get super drunk, loud, and belligerent. It got pretty embarassing sometimes, because italians (not jersey shore Italians, like actually italians) are not that way at all. They drink of course, but they've been brought up in a culture were their taught from an early age to drink in moderation. Their drinking age is 16, they're all generally smart, and they don't have a widespread alcohol epidemic among the youth.