Why is everyone obsessed with drinking?

I don't get it at all. I've always been mature for my age, and right now I'm in college. But why is it that everyone is so obsessed with going to parties and getting drunk. I understand the party part. Parties are fun. But why does it have to end up with them getting drunk. Every time I've been drunk, it's sucked. Hangovers aren't fun, and neither are doing stupid things and making regretful decisions.

I may sound like a sourpuss, but I just don't get it. Why can't people just step back, chill, and realize that the whole world doesn't revolve around drinking. If you ask me, the perfect party would be hanging out with 4 or 5 really close friends, watching Football, drinking a few beers, and eating wings and whatnot. It's not a wild drinking party, but it's a good party.
Why is everyone obsessed with drinking?
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