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In recent years, I met or read about multiple people who were disabused of their delusions about untarnished traditional country life by visiting some isolated traditional village community and noticing that people are drinking waaaay too much.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Wed Nov 14th, 2012 at 01:20:58 PM EST
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See, if they had to do an honest day's work in the field (factory, office), they wouldn't have time to get drunk (go to the nickelodeon, waste their time online).

You tell that to the young kids today ...

sapere aude

by Number 6 on Thu Nov 15th, 2012 at 04:16:24 AM EST
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In the villages, the drinking too much part usually comes during celebrations (weddings) and in the autumn and winter when there is not much work to do; and it's not just the youth. One particular story that stuck in my mind were the older women who'd get 'secretly' drunk everyday while their husbands and sons were working out in the fields.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Nov 15th, 2012 at 06:45:48 AM EST
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Honestly, yes people drink a lot in rural areas, I suppose everywhere, but I can only speak about Serbia. They get bloody drunk during weddings and other celebrations and yes they drink daily, (but most people not so much), cause where ever they go to visit they are served with "rakija" (plum brandy). And mostly man would get drunk. But...it is nothing comparing to this binge drinking that we can see here in Australia and there are a lot of young women that would get drunk to the point that they end up in ambulance or jail. It's pretty horrific (remember that photo that I posted?).
I am very sad to report that for new generation of young "villagers" in Serbia it's not alcohol abuse that is spreading...its drugs...and serious drugs like heroin etc. I am awed that even at those villages drugs are available at their door step and so many young people are using them. Where the hell it comes from is beyond my comprehension.  
by vbo on Thu Nov 15th, 2012 at 09:55:22 PM EST
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