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Lost Time

Discussion in 'Alcohol' started by adfnio, Apr 22, 2015.

  1. adfnio

    adfnio Community Champion

    How much time have you wasted on drinking alcohol. I think about it a lot. What could I have possibly achieve if I was doing something else then drinking and getting drunk. If I took the time to count, I'd say I lost months of time.

    What do you think you could of done in the time spent drinking?
  2. diprod

    diprod Active Contributor

    I have wasted time drinking it's true when I could've been productive with my art. I learned my lesson. Now I can't turn back the hands of time. But it's never too late.
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  3. stariie

    stariie Community Champion

    Not just time spent drinking, but time spent doing other things that weren't productive, high on pills, smoking weed, all kinds of stuff, hanging out with jerks.
    I really try not to sit and think about what I could have been doing, because there is no way that I can get that time back, but I do try and think about things that I can do now. I struggle with this though, because sometimes it is hard for me to stop thinking about the past and just move on and stay mentally in the present.
  4. pwarbi

    pwarbi Community Champion

    Over the years I'll have lost, well, probably years of my life due to needing a drink or being drunk.

    It's only when you stop though that you can see just what effect it had on you.
  5. AAngelo

    AAngelo Senior Contributor

    I don't really consider those days drunk off my butt as "wasted time". I mean, I met a lot of beautiful people because I decided to go out to a bar or to a party instead of staying at home. I've been lucky enough to share great moments with people. Though, then again, my drinking has turned a good chunk of people away from me. I'm sure, there were a lot of times that I would consider drinking as a waste of time like whenever I drank alone at home. But I woun't generally categorize all of the time spent as wasted.
  6. dyanmarie25

    dyanmarie25 Community Champion

    I could have spent my time productively on my studies rather than waste it on alcohol. I haven't lost that much, but I knew now that alcohol is never the answer to anything.
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  7. JoshPosh

    JoshPosh Community Champion

    I could be spending more time on advancing at work. Most of the time I have a severe hangover and there is no room for improving myself.
  8. vegito12

    vegito12 Community Champion

    I, have lost many months and hours as well and think that the time could of been done something more productive and use time doing some work. I think alcohol can rob joy, and also time once gone it can not be regained back as time will move forward and how you spend it is very important as well. I could of used the time to do more jobs and also, do more studies as well and use the time for better things would of been better.
  9. pwarbi

    pwarbi Community Champion

    I also don't think it does any good to dwell though and think about what you should have done better with your time. That's in the past no e and you can't change that.

    Just have to try and make sure you don't waste any more time in the future.
  10. Pafpartner

    Pafpartner Member

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  11. rightct

    rightct Community Champion

    About time, well, I wouldn't worry too much about it, unless we were talking about years. For me, what matters is the amount I spent on luxury drinks which cost me a 'fortune' and went away in an instant. I was quite oblivious while spending money, and time for this matter but... it is what it is.
  12. musicmonster

    musicmonster Senior Contributor

    I wasn't really a drunkard. But I would agree that it was still wasted time spending drinking for nothing or to ease my sadness. I could've done something productive and meaningful instead of wallowing myself in loneliness with booze.