Boring people LOVE to lecture those who go out and have fun on the weekends. If you occasionally go out, like myself, you've probably heard things like "You go out too much!" or "It's not good for you", bla bla bla... The reality is, anything in the world that's done in excess is bad for you. If you exercise for 10 hours a day, it's going to ruin you. If you eat buckets of salad all day every day, guess what? It's also bad for you. Moderation is key. There's a time and a place for everything and partying in your twenties is one of the best decisions you can make in your life and here's why.
1. You'll get it out of your system
There's nothing worse than seeing an older woman or man dancing on a table with a bunch of young people. It's like, "Ew, old person, stop". This usually happens when people settle down too early in their lives or don't party enough when they're young. You gotta get it out of your system if you want to be a healthy adult.
2. You'll meet interesting people
My mom will probably disagree with this point, but people who go out are not all exclusively jobless alcoholics. Going to bars and clubs can actually expand your social network and get you new friends. There is nothing better than knowing the right people if you want to succeed in life and, yes, you can meet all kinds of right people while you're out at night.
3. You might even meet the love of your life
You can totally meet the love of your life at a bar or a nightclub! Why the hell not? I hear guys say things like, "Nice girls don't party." Sorry, that's BS. Being nice and partying are not mutually exclusive things. Girls as well as people in general can be nice AND party at the same damn time, yeah. I already told you that party girls make the best wives anyway...
4. You'll open up more
Alcohol makes us say things we wouldn't normally say when sober. We share our sorrows, worries, and insecurities with our circle and they do the same with us. The truth comes out, basically. As a result, we become closer with our group of friends. And nothing brings us closer together than exposing personal weaknesses to each other. Sometimes, it can go horribly wrong though... Like when we say something mean to our overweight friend. Oops.
5. You'll practice people skills
Bars and clubs are great places to practice people skills. When we meet new people in a stimulating environment, a bunch of things start to happen: we understand ourselves better, we filter our own responses, we learn to talk effectively and build trust. Empathizing with other people also becomes natural to us. These skills come in extremely handy further in life.
6. You'll practice flirting
Flirting! Obviously. Bars and clubs are the basis of our hook up culture. You don't actually have to hook up with anyone, but you can totally flirt left and right! You can become the master of seduction by going out at night. Rejection doesn't hurt, either... because it's super dark and nobody really knows what you look like in the daylight.
7. You'll get out of your comfort zone
Bars and clubs are full of people you don't know. You'll end up striking a bunch of conversations with someone you wouldn't normally talk to at work or at school... It will get you out of your comfort zone, guaranteed. You will get really good at talking to strangers, actually.
8. You'll make a fool of yourself
Yes, it's a good thing. You'll do dumb shit that you won't remember the next day and your friends will help you put your night memories back together. How is this a good thing, you ask? It will teach you very important things, like being able to laugh at yourself and not to take yourself too seriously.
9. You'll build an alcohol knowledge (and tolerance)
Going out will make you a booze expert. Further in life you can totally use this knowledge to impress your boss, family, friends, significant other, anyone! And, yes, you'll be able to outdrink them all as well. How is this not a good thing?!?!
10. You'll be more aware of what's going on in the city
People who don't go out have no idea what's hot and what's not, city gossip stuff or cool events to attend... My married friends that don't go out as much always ask me for restaurant advice or places where they can host work parties. Like, hell yeah, I know all the fun stuff that's going on in Montreal!