alcohol

By Brian Lemay 100 comments


Whenever I tell people that I don’t drink and that I’ve never drank before, it normally goes one of three ways. Person 1: OH, is it a relgious thing? Jordan: And I’m always like… Nah, it’s not any thing like that or anything– Person 1: WELL YA KNOW Jesus drank, right…? Jordan: Yeah, I know that it’s just something that I’ve ever really been that interested in. it’s really, it’s really not that big of a deal, like, it’s really not And then the conversation always gets really awkward because they feel like I’m silently judging them or trying to take some imgainary moral high ground that doesn’t actually exist. Or scenario two if I’m at an event and people kind of suspect that I don’t drink but they’re not sure and then they offer me something to drink and then i decline… Person 2: OH oh, right–you don’t drink right?…is it ok if we’re, like, drinking around you? Cause I don’t wanna (stammering)… Jordan: No, it’s really not a big deal. You don’t have to worry about it. Do you have any water or anything? That’d be great. But then they proceed to make it extremely awkward because again they think that I’m taking some moral high ground. Or even weirder, they sometimes like start to explain to me why they drink themselves. Almost like they’re trying to justify it to me because I apparently care so much. P2: Yeah, well, ya know, the only time I drink is when I’m like, ya know, Sundays…I’m with the boys and, I’m just, relaxing time. I really feel like it’s not a big deal if I drink on Sundays because (Charlie Brown adult sound effect) Or scenario three, if I’m around really obnoxious people that I don’t hang out with anymore… they’ll try to trick me into drinking. Person 3: Hey jordan, you uh…you wanna try this? Jordan: What is it? P3: Honey flavored water… (awkward pause) Jordan: That’s the best you could come up with…? *silence* Jordan: Like they just want to see me drink or something for some weird reason I don’t know. I can’t figure it out Like, do you have some weird insecurity or guilt or something that you want to talk about? Because that’s what it seems like sometimes Look, I don’t drink. I don’t ever want to drink. And that’s just because that’s me. I don’t have anything against you if you drink sometimes. But for those of you who are honestly wondering… Person 4: Yeah, dude, that’s fine. No big deal. If you don’t mind me asking: What led you to not really drinking alcohol? Jordan: First off–Thank you for asking so kindly! To answer the question, I haven’t really come up with a cohesive reason why I don’t feel the need to. But I think that one of the main reasons is that, you know, growing up as the youngest in my family I frequently hung out with people that were a lot older than me And obviously that means that those friends reached the legal drinking age a lot sooner than I did. So I was able to observe them as that thing became an option in their life. And it might be a stupid reason to not drink now that I’m a lot older, but… I saw what it did to some of my friends. How it changed them and then when I went to college I saw even more how it changed my new friends. I saw how they drank to try to escalate themselves to this collective idea of what cool was. When alcohol was around, it was… interesting. It was like that was the only thing that existed. Like, that was what everything revolved around. Everything turned into being about alcohol. That was what the conversation was about. That was what everything premised itself around. When it wasn’t around, though, everything was just, normal, like, there wasn’t this looming thing in the background that was like influencing the conversation, or you know, what people were doing or saying. Growing up, I saw people in church that I never even considered would get drunk or let something influence them that way, get drunk and get drunk again, and again… And it really…it really disappointed me. That affected me a lot Or just seeing people in college that I wouldn’t think would do that… and then you find out that they’re doing it. So eventually when I hit the age when I could decide to drink or not, it wasn’t even a choice. Like, I just didn’t. It’s funny, there was never, like, a defining moment in my life where I was like: “I, Jordan Taylor, pledge to never drink in my entire life.” I guess I just haven’t, and I don’t really plan on it. Now all this to say, I don’t care if you drink. I don’t care if you choose to have alcohol be a part of your life…I really don’t! But, this has just been my experience, and so that is the best reason why I can give to people when they ask me honestly, “Why don’t you drink?” I guess that’s the best I can do right now. This has been a really weird video. Please don’t get shmammered!

100 Comments

Melanie Anne Ahern

Dec 12, 2016, 3:26 pm Reply

I have family and friends whose lives have been destroyed by alcohol, and I have family and friends who are able to drink responsibly, without any trouble. And honestly, the shaming on both sides get tiring.
I'm not superior to anyone because I can "handle" my alcohol, and vice versa.

Traci Morales

Dec 12, 2016, 10:26 pm Reply

Amen to everything in this video. I'm nearly 23 and tired of having these conversations (unless someone asks politely of course).I don't drink because 1. I have enough fun while sober. 2. I sometimes get super jittery and light-headed on just a cup or two of coffee, so who knows what other substances will do to me. And 3. I had a slightly traumatic childhood experience at a recycling center and now the smell of alcohol always reminds me of dead cockroaches. :p

Crucis119

Dec 12, 2016, 6:58 am Reply

PUPPPYYYYYYY!!!!!

Simon Maracine

Dec 12, 2016, 8:45 am Reply

To drink in small quantities is not a sin or a problem. It gets a problem if you drink too much and become drunk. But IMO, just drink some water or juice instead of alcohol.

Andreas Ranthe

Dec 12, 2016, 11:58 pm Reply

Take a look at this it's important http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3142348/NHS-slash-safe-drinking-limits-new-evidence-reveals-alcohol-linked-certain-cancers-including-breast-bowel.html

Hillary Burdick

Dec 12, 2016, 6:33 am Reply

Thanks for this video Jordan! I am 24 years old and I generally don't drink for a lot of the same reasons you do. I have gotten a very similar reaction from people when I tell them this, and I always feel self-conscious because I don't want to come off as self-righteous. Yet, I have just never cared for the taste of alcohol and the culture that goes along with it. It just has never appealed to me. All that to say, it's encouraging to know that I am not the only one who is dealing with this, so thank you!

Krzi

Dec 12, 2016, 11:57 am Reply

As someone who grew up in church, and doesn't drink, or do any drugs, or cuss… I agree with the entirety of this video.

I once got tricked into drinking an alcoholic mixed drink one summer, my "friends" told me it was a watermelon flavored drink that they made with soda. I had never experienced being tricked into drinking alcohol before, so I had no idea what to even think other than "my friends are offering me a drink"…It tasted terrible and they were all smiling about it, so I instantly knew that I just tasted something I thought I would never even touch. I got really upset with them, and they felt terrible about it. It's been 2 years since I've seen any of them since we graduated highschool and I'm glad I got them out of my life. I wish the best for them, but they were terrible people.

Emma Howard

Dec 12, 2016, 6:23 am Reply

Thank you for this video!!

Andreas Ranthe

Dec 12, 2016, 5:17 pm Reply

Take a look at this article about drinking, the damage isn't limited to the abuse http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3142348/NHS-slash-safe-drinking-limits-new-evidence-reveals-alcohol-linked-certain-cancers-including-breast-bowel.html

Sapphire Studio

Dec 12, 2016, 1:09 pm Reply

Just like Harry Potter…

Jess A. McCarlson

Dec 12, 2016, 4:08 am Reply

I hardly ever drink, but you bring up some very true observations surrounding our culture's views about alcohol. And it is really sad. I think, though, it seems you need some good examples in your life! That's where I'm at in my stage of processing how I personally relate to alcohol. If I can show a positive alternative to someone, I will. For example my roommate back in undergrad stopped going out and getting drunk (or rather hanging out with people who intend to do that) because she realized that it wasn't fun and that when we'd get together with people, enjoying a drink or two in moderation made the night more enjoyable than getting drunk or even tipsy. I absolutely value your decision, though, because I have friends who started out like me and are now in the trying-to-seem-cool and the alcoholic camps of alcohol drinkers. Having caution is totally respectable!

NihilisticHorse

Dec 12, 2016, 9:50 pm Reply

Drinking makes me happy plain and simple. I also don't get the whole you make bad decisions when drunk. I end up watching tv and talking about my hopes and dreams with my friends 100% of the time.

FarAwayDistance

Dec 12, 2016, 2:18 am Reply

This was really really good Jordan! You're a fantastic influence.

Salinda M

Dec 12, 2016, 5:12 pm Reply

I have been conditioned pretty much since birth not to drink. It's because my parents are into genealogy and they discovered that people on both sides of my family have been alcoholics. It ruined their lives and their family's lives and after observing alcohol from a distance I've realized that being addicted doesn't matter to me as much as never wanting to get to a place where I'm not in control of myself.

krf5yh

Dec 12, 2016, 5:20 pm Reply

A few weeks late, but I felt like posting anyways. It is funny how people bring up the "Jesus drank" reason a lot but an interesting questions to pose would be: "Would Jesus drink in America today?" Europe has a completely different drinking culture where children are introduced to it at a very young age whereas in the US it is taboo until 18 when it is legal to drink in one's private residence with parental consent (for 29 states) and universally without restriction at 21. Jesus most definitely would have followed the laws of each state, but whether he would choose to drink at 21 is an interesting thought. He might have only drank in certain settings or he might not have any at all. It would always come down to how it would affect the people he interacts with. Our culture of alcohol is not like Israel's from 2000 years ago, it is unique to us at this time.

Soundwave1955

Dec 12, 2016, 10:38 pm Reply

Thank you so much for your honesty on this subject, Jordan. It is most refreshing. It happens that right now I am taking a medication which does not allow me to drink alcohol. So I am a tee-totaler for that reason. As for what you have said here, it is from the heart and I respect you very much. And may I say, God bless you.

Felicity R

Dec 12, 2016, 3:26 am Reply

Honestly, I'm kind of surprised that Jordan has been making videos for a while and is hilarious but doesn't have many subscribers. WHERE IS THE LOVE HE DESERVES

Abdul Aziz ibn Musa al-Rahib

Dec 12, 2016, 6:37 pm Reply

As a recovering alcoholic, I can understand why some people want to make sure you're okay with them drinking around you. It might not always be a case of perceived moral high ground, but rather, an attempt to not be a stumbling block to their brothers and sisters. This is probably the exception rather than the rule though.

Katerina Joan

Dec 12, 2016, 12:19 am Reply

Jordan, you need to meet some people with healthy drinking boundries…Sorry, to be "that person"…….but! Drinking can be a really healthy way to let down your guard and have great conversations, a way to loosen up and have fun. Not in a weird way- just in a "I'm no longer obsessing about my insecurities" way. It can be a very awesome thing. I guess I'd just hate for you to miss out on it because of the way people have abused it. Alcholol is a good thing. When misused, not so much. But when used well is amazing. Yeah. Do what you want. Just….if you're not going to drink, I hope it's for other reasons than the fact that others have abused it's purpose in the past.

Rachel Vankova

Dec 12, 2016, 5:54 pm Reply

Good to know theres someone with the exact same experience and exact same opinion!

Britney Campbell

Dec 12, 2016, 5:05 am Reply

Ahaha, Jordan at the end: "Please don't get smammered" was literally so cute/funny

Anyways this is EXACTLY how I feel. Like SPECIFICALLY, PRECISELY, ENTIRELY how I feel about alcohol and I thought no one understood me… until now. Thanks for this video, Jordan.

I just turned 19 in September and in Canada, 19 is the legal drinking age but I've literally never even drank just because I think the entire concept of drinking is pretty pointless. My parents (my mom and stepdad) don't drink and I've been to a few get togethers/parties where I've been offered the opportunity to do it legally/illegally but I was just never interested. I don't know if/when that will change, but for right now I'm completely fine with what I've chosen and I think if alcohol's ever going to be included in my life, it will be very limited and strictly for events where I know I'll be safe. There's also the factor with me being a girl and how it's "unsafe" for us girls to drink around people we don't fully know or trust, but that's a whole different topic.

Now whenever someone asks why I don't drink I'm just gonna send a link to this video and tell them to watch it lol

Hope Schumacher

Dec 12, 2016, 6:37 am Reply

the charlie brown teacher!

Kathleen Rubio

Dec 12, 2016, 3:10 pm Reply

So I just stumbled onto your channel and bilmey cow and I love your videos!It's rare to find channels that are both funny and deliver good messages.

Vanessa’s World

Dec 12, 2016, 5:36 pm Reply

The same thing happens to me. I just turned 21 and people keep pressuring me to drink. I don't like beer and I don't care for the other stuff either 😐

Stephen Black

Dec 12, 2016, 11:45 pm Reply

proud to be the 2,000th like on this video!

Golden Spuds

Dec 12, 2016, 1:49 am Reply

I have the exact same views. It's really good to see my feelings being expressed my someone else.

Lexi H.

Dec 12, 2016, 4:00 am Reply

I am in 8th grade and I will NEVER drink. Alcohol was the reason my parents split. It destroys lives and families

Heidi Joy

Dec 12, 2016, 4:45 am Reply

Jesus drank kosher wine there's a thing no hate just wanted to say that

Erin Fain

Dec 12, 2016, 7:05 am Reply

I missed this video and all I can think is MEEEEEE THIS IS ME

Tyrique Smith

Jan 1, 2017, 12:21 am Reply

My viewpoints on drinking are almost identical to yours, other than my observation of it was more based on media, like tv shows or the news.

spastic_creator

Jan 1, 2017, 7:27 pm Reply

I'm only 16, and I have made the same decision.
I have seen what alcohol has done to my family and my friends' family, and I don't even want the chance of becoming what I have seen. Do I believe that there are some people that can actually drink responsibly and handle it and not let it get out of hand? Yes, I do. But I don't want to even test it, because I know that I have a hard time telling myself no, even to things that are in no way related to alcohol.  
That is why I don't ever want to drink. 🙂

Hayley Lievers

Jan 1, 2017, 5:28 am Reply

I grew up in church and go to a Christian college, and pretty much all my friends try to get me to drink. I feel like you do, I don't care what other people decide to do, if you want to drink fine, I just want them to respect me. That being said, it's nice to know I'm not alone. Thank you for being brave enough to say this on a public forum.

Kerry Dawson

Jan 1, 2017, 1:17 pm Reply

As an alcoholic from the past – quite a while ago – it's nice to see you go down a path that won't lead to problems for you some day. For me, it wasn't such a big deal except the stopping but I don't miss it anymore even when I'm depressed which is the real problem. Anyway, all to say, good choice and even if you don't stick with it, never let it take over.

Window4503

Jan 1, 2017, 9:42 pm Reply

Thankful for this video. I'm not quite 21 yet, but I don't plan to drink even when I'm of age. I don't care if everyone else drinks, but personally I feel like I'd be better off without, with the exception of special occasions. Problem is, people are like, "you'll change your mind," so I can expect some interesting conversations in the near future. Glad I'm not alone in this.

Mei Fennelly Sieu

Jan 1, 2017, 6:41 pm Reply

I really like what you had to say. Thanks for posting this video :).

Julia Brown

Jan 1, 2017, 6:21 pm Reply

Smart. guy!

Aranais S

Jan 1, 2017, 7:19 am Reply

aww man. none of the 3 scenarios were, "DUDE YOU DONT DRINK? HOW ARE YOU ALIVE ? I ALWAYS HAVE TO AT LEAST HAVE WATER!! AND IF IT IS A SPECIAL DAY I MIGHT HAVE A BIT OF APPLE JUICE. " 🙂

Jonathan Carmona

Jan 1, 2017, 5:06 pm Reply

You are so awesome! Keep being awesome!!

Ali Moore

Jan 1, 2017, 6:39 pm Reply

Dude I am SO on the same page with you here. Completely. THANK YOU.

WHT 576

Jan 1, 2017, 12:44 am Reply

Jesus never drank the same type of wine we think of. Wine in those days could be juice. If it was called fermented or strong then it was meaning alcohol, but if not its probably meaning what we today call juice.

Beth G

Jan 1, 2017, 12:02 pm Reply

Thank you so much for this video. It is exactly what I needed to see. I am still under age and I have never had a drink, and I don't want to… ever… really. And even my parents keep subtly trying to convince me that drinking is ok. but like Jordan said I'm not judging anyone. It is just that I have been struggling with self-control and impulsive behavior all my life and I don't want to give up the progress that I have made to a substance. I was really glad to see that I was not the only person who felt that way. I was starting to think that perhaps I was wrong or crazy. Thank you for sharing Jordan.

Jessica Clodfelter

Jan 1, 2017, 7:26 am Reply

Thank you so much for sharing this Jordan. I'm 24 and people react the same way to me when they find out I don't drink. Honestly, that "moral high-ground" I felt I was being placed on, it made me feel ostracized. It felt as if I was the only one over 21 who didn't drink. The reason I don't is for the similar reason of observation. I watched family and friends hurt themselves and others through their drinking with stupid mistakes they wouldn't have made otherwise. Your sharing this means a lot. Thank you.

James zaman

Feb 2, 2017, 5:19 pm Reply

Man you just told everyone what I say all the time.

Aina

Feb 2, 2017, 4:49 pm Reply

Drinking isn't a sin, but neither is hitting your hand repeatedly with a hammer, and I don't do that either. ^_^ But really, I've seen so many people and families hurt by alcohol, that I can't condone supporting the alcohol industry. I have had alcohol a couple of times and I enjoy the warm feeling of good whisky, but it isn't worth supporting the industry that destroys families. It is like supporting the puppy mill industry. The puppies at Petland are cute and fluffy and I love them, but I can't support an industry that abuses dogs to produce those cute fluffy puppies. (But people don't get it when I try to explain it to them, and would get angry, so I don't, I just say I don't like the taste, and leave it at that.)

Julia Prohaska

Mar 3, 2017, 3:17 pm Reply

"I, Julia Prohaska, pledge to never drink alcohol in my entire life. "
~me about a hundred times between age 7 and 15

I've always thought of alcohol as a toxin that I do not want in my body, it smells strange, it tastes disgusting, makes people act weird, is 100% unhealthy, etc., etc.

And that was always ok for people. I told them I didn't drink and that was fine. But now I am not a kid anymore, I am sixteen and have reached the legal drinking age in Europe and when I say I don't drink NOW it's super weird (some people ask me if I'm pregnant, what the hell?!!).

It's nice to know I am not alone with my struggles, though 🙂

Belinda Garza

Mar 3, 2017, 5:57 pm Reply

Because of my disease I have anxiety. If I just take my thyroid medicine correctly I don't have anxiety. It was very scary before I got the right meds. I'm glad my religion taught me not to drink because I probably would have become an alcoholic.

Trash Panda

Mar 3, 2017, 8:03 pm Reply

Are you LDS?

Jaefar SABNW

Mar 3, 2017, 3:59 pm Reply

Actually, they only say Jesus drunk alcoholic, because The so-called gospel of John was a rewrite of a text four centuries before about Bacchus.
Paul, the founder of Christianity, told drug addicts they deserve hell for being a drunk or whatever.

WeThreeBros

Apr 4, 2017, 1:47 am Reply

#dogislit

oop Kaye

Apr 4, 2017, 4:29 pm Reply

Although I am underage, I don't feel like I will ever want to drink. A specific person in my life has been destroyed by this and it scares me. I just don't want to get to that point… Ever.

Michiganman800

Apr 4, 2017, 3:41 am Reply

this was me until I had adult Christian friends who drank

Me

Apr 4, 2017, 12:25 pm Reply

Such a brilliant perfect description. I wish I had never started drinking.

Rachel F

Apr 4, 2017, 2:05 am Reply

I don't drink not only for religious reasons, but also for personal reasons. I know people who have destroyed their lives with addictive substances such as drugs and alcohol. I just prefer not to find out whether I can drink alcohol responsibly or not.

Lindsthestudent

Apr 4, 2017, 12:46 am Reply

Same thing with sex.

Berk M

Apr 4, 2017, 9:46 pm Reply

😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 I have exactly the same problem

Michaela

Apr 4, 2017, 2:04 am Reply

I don't want to drink either but I always thought it would be easier to say no once you were of age because obviously people who drink underage don't care if you do too, but if that wasn't your reason, people would respect it more. Maybe not :/

DJ Kosloski

Apr 4, 2017, 9:27 pm Reply

Jordan I have a shot of whiskey from time to time not for fun, but because of my ankle. I will never get drunk, and I don't want to get drunk. I prefer drinking the water of Jesus. My family on both sides have alcoholics, my mom and my dad were both alcoholics at one point of there lives. I see my friends from high school and coworkers getting drunk and hear about how my parents use to both get drunk all the time and I don't want be in a constant hangover.

Cole Galbraith

May 5, 2017, 12:23 am Reply

When I get older to the legal age, I may drink with friends, but very little (such as maybe a beer or two). My dad has showed me good alcohol habits but much of my family doesn't do well with alcohol and get drunk a lot. From seeing the way they are, I do not intend on getting drunk anytime soon, even though a good friend of mine may have already started down that road.

No Name 4

May 5, 2017, 12:47 am Reply

I'm a teenager who has drunk in very small amounts, and I personally don't plan on drinking again. Addiction is a really big problem in my family. I have anxiety and depression that could lead to me abusing alcohol. I've seen so many lives destroyed from alcohol and drugs. I've seen people that I love disappear from my life. I've seen my own sister high, and I've seen her living on the streets because of it.
I'm trying not to repeat others' mistakes and end up in miserable places and lives like them.

Carol Roby

May 5, 2017, 6:17 pm Reply

I have been talking with my daughter about this (she is entering her senior year ), especially about heading off to college and getting sucked into that culture. I am sharing this with her. Fantastic. Thanks, Jordan.

Evinator 5

Jun 6, 2017, 4:26 am Reply

I don't want to drink either.

hmm ?

Jun 6, 2017, 10:22 pm Reply

try not drinking while being an arab lol…. spoiler alert : they will think u are an extremist terrorist and be weirded out of u 10 times more lol

Sciencenerd

Jun 6, 2017, 3:42 am Reply

I like being sober and in control. Why would I ever give that up?

Damaris

Jun 6, 2017, 8:47 pm Reply

1:19 me in class

Eeden Walker

Jun 6, 2017, 1:20 pm Reply

My brother became an alcoholic and it's completely destroyed him, and because of that I've decided I don't want to drink and people always think I'm a freak because of that

NightGallows

Jun 6, 2017, 10:14 am Reply

Honey flavored water….

Cha See

Jul 7, 2017, 4:11 am Reply

"Jesus drank"…like a sip for Sabbath.

Cha See

Jul 7, 2017, 4:13 am Reply

They get weird and defensive because they feel guilty. They do think you are taking the moral high ground–but they also subconsciously know it's better not to drink, or at least not as often or as much.

KAylA K

Jul 7, 2017, 7:43 pm Reply

Great video!!
But from what I remember,Jesus didn't drink Alcohol, He drank wine.I don't drink any of that stuff myself,but sense Jesus did I find that interesting,but really then wine was cleaner then water.All so some where in the Bible it talks about not getting drunk(in terms of going crazy from stuff like wine).So just putting some interesting thoughts out there:)

leo john Bell

Sep 9, 2017, 9:26 pm Reply

Nah if your his age i remamend drinking water or even when you feel bland just buy it can of coke that's bad enough so if I ever were at that age I would just drink coke lol

Landon DeCrastos

Sep 9, 2017, 8:05 pm Reply

This is my story exactly

Landon DeCrastos

Sep 9, 2017, 8:08 pm Reply

Servers at restaurants who offer you the special on draft for the day have always looked at us funny when I say no thank you

KirK Hortel

Oct 10, 2017, 4:40 am Reply

It's hard to be an alcoholic or get a dui if you never drink……

Jordan and Anna

Nov 11, 2017, 3:33 pm Reply

Haha! We can relate.

Arlet Castillo

Nov 11, 2017, 12:54 am Reply

i really love this video, i should have watched it sooner, because i started drinking because of my friends now in college, i mean, they were always talking about it and i wanted to see how great alcohol was, but for me, it isn't that great, plus people just use alcohol to look cool, they don't drink in a responsible way, as it should be, and they get really drunk and feel proud about it, i
m not saying drinking is wrong, i think is good if you do it in a responsable way and that is impprtant to know your limits

Joelancon

Nov 11, 2017, 12:23 am Reply

I am 15 and have been drunk twice….(hit read more plz)

If you were smart enough to hit read congrats you get an explanation in Louisiana it is not illegal for kids to drink alcohol it is illegal for kids to purchase it as long as it is presented by a legal guradian/parent then you are good. Also I never tried to get drunk it just happened because I drank to much and liked the flavor, as a matter of fact I hated drunkenness, i am already headache sensative why have more, that being said I do enjoy the flavor of alchohol but I hope not to get drunk again because it is simply not enjoyable for me also its not illegal in my state dont call 911

Megan’s Music

Nov 11, 2017, 11:55 am Reply

I love the skit style videos where you play two different characters! You rock Jordan! Keep up the good work! Your channel is my favorite Youtube channel! I love that you have clean funny content and that you are true to yourself. I don’t have to be afraid that you are going to become a bad influence. You never disappoint Jordan! Thank you again! God bless you!

Zenos Villondo

Apr 4, 2018, 12:22 am Reply

Amazing

Zenos Villondo

Apr 4, 2018, 12:27 am Reply

I think the ultimate goal is to reach that moment in my life when I do not differentiate religious beliefs and lifestyle so my life just naturally becomes…idk steady…and peaceful if that makes sense…idk like a core adherence to moral beliefs or something

Paranoid Floof

Apr 4, 2018, 3:45 am Reply

Dude! I drink every day! It’s totally fine!

I drink water!

King K. Rool

May 5, 2018, 12:30 am Reply

Good boy

Ian Van Vaerenbergh

Jun 6, 2018, 2:29 pm Reply

Best reason I could think off

The Cel-lists 22

Jun 6, 2018, 5:23 pm Reply

Honey flavored water?

Hannia M.

Jun 6, 2018, 10:41 am Reply

THIS IS THE MOST RELATABLE THING EVEEEEEEEEEEER

megalopolis2015

Jun 6, 2018, 4:43 am Reply

That is a very awesome reason. I have seen alcohol do a lot of bad things to good people. If people can deal with drinking in a responsible manner, great for them. I do drink, but pretty rarely, and only at home. I don't keep any alcohol in the house. Since there are genetic factors, I don't keep temptation around in case I have an alcoholic predisposition. I got the experimentation out of the way early. If I get married, my drug of choice will be love, music and dancing. And sugar. Lots and lots of sugar. :0)

Pier Marchi

Jul 7, 2018, 3:05 am Reply

You're funny, dude! Liked and subscribed 🙂
Cheers from Brazil!

Vanilla Vignettes

Aug 8, 2018, 5:31 pm Reply

Revisiting this video after today's Messy Mondays. I really like your explanation for why you don't drink. Much respect!

Nightwalk

Aug 8, 2018, 8:37 am Reply

Yep, pretty much 100% accurate

callous porche

Aug 8, 2018, 1:36 pm Reply

You are literally my ideal boy. I'm Indian and all the guys here suck because they are all trying to be super cool by drinking and doing drugs. It makes me sick whenever I am around them because they are all perverts who think they can woo all the ladies by doing all this crap. Besides being extremely harmful for our health ,alcohol is destroying homes. In India , especially ,I've seen women being beaten up regularly by their husbands and kids living in such environment are either scared for life or take up the same habits

T826

Oct 10, 2018, 5:05 am Reply

I just love watching Jordan’s dog in the background

Agent_Blackwing

Nov 11, 2018, 4:51 pm Reply

When I turned 21, My dad lectured me on how "Drinking" in moderation is good although for the past few years I told my family I DO NOT plan on drinking. It was a dull day. People can be annoying when they do not Catch on to what I am saying.

Abigab

Dec 12, 2018, 12:51 am Reply

My friends and I all have "a drinking problem", it's like, drinking keeps us alive… hm we also keep getting symptoms of dehydration, pretty sure that's just withdrawal. You don't need to drink water, drinking is bad. Right?

Kidding btw I do drink water.

PaulWallification

Jan 1, 2019, 6:47 pm Reply

I've experienced the second one on keto.

MELLOW MAN

Feb 2, 2019, 2:54 am Reply

At 1:38 I thought my phone was frozen

PaLI_uoHaJIucT

Feb 2, 2019, 6:08 pm Reply

In Russia situation is different. There people would do whatever they can to make you drink. They would use different stupid phrases like “Do u respect me?”, or “Only one time, for someone’s health!” and etc. But sometimes(and it is the worst thing)they’re trying to not show that they want you to drink, instead they’re trying to make u drink accidentally. And if they fall they become nervous and aggressive and even when u ask “What’s wrong?” they won’t answer, only become more angry..

Jonny P

May 5, 2019, 11:57 am Reply

I just think alcohol tastes horrible

Reagan Kelley

Jun 6, 2019, 2:13 am Reply

Well i'm allergic to alcohol so… also underage…
(I only know I'm allergic because I've had food with liquer in it not because I've like…drunk)

Hadassah

Aug 8, 2019, 1:17 pm Reply

Honestly, for the price alone, that is reason enough for me not to drink achohol. Not to mention the statistics on life expectancy, car crashes, the effects it has on your decisions, and how it destroys your liver, and, if you drink too much in one sitting, your brain…

Not worth it

ann f

Aug 8, 2019, 6:18 am Reply

I literally don’t know a single adult person in my life who hasn’t been drunk before the age of 21, myself included. Thinking about that is a little bit sad. Props to you Jordan for making that commitment and sticking with it.

Sweet clouds

Sep 9, 2019, 3:38 am Reply

literally same

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