Why is it that your friends always want you to drink too much?

I don’t know how it is for you – but when I go out drinking with my friends – they’re always trying to get me to drink more than necessary. For example – I could buy a bottle of saki, drink it, buy another and then “milk” that one for awhile. However, one of my friends will always be there filling my shot glass as quickly as I empty it into my stomach.

Why do they do this? Do your friends do the same thing?

I drink with specific goals in mind – to relax and get that heavily buzzed feeling. That makes me happy. Drinking more than that – getting drunk to the point where I can’t walk straight, have slurred speech or act like an idiot – is more than I want. To me, drinking passed the point where I want to be is like driving ten miles passed my destination. It doesn’t make any sense.