i had booze for the first time in months today. i have enjoyed abstaining from it for various health reasons and that alcoholism is in my blood and i don't want that crap running my life. BUT on special occasions like tonight it would have been weird if i hadn't drank. i woulda been the only one out of 16 of us to be sober.
plus, i'm the life of the party (plus one other). there's no way i woulda gotten away with the jokes i said tonight had i not been drinking (think fat jokes). matter of fact, it would've been weird and/or insulting had i said that stuff sober (even though i was joking).
i also like the way being intoxicated feels. i wish i could feel this good all the time. yes, i feel better on 811 than i do cooked vegan, but nothing (for me) tops being a little passed tipsy.
it makes me feel unrestricted. like in society, there are certain things we can and cannot say or do, but this breaks those barriers. why, then, is drinking so bad if it makes you more authentic (in doing what you want to do - being more natural) and less restricted? i also feel waaay less stressed, which is nice.
part of me wants to totally give up booze and another part, especially now, wants to give into it occasionally (say, once a month). i know this community is against booze, so please offer me insight on why i should kick it totally. i know it's not healthy and not a healthy habit, but i'm looking for more of a philosophical reason why i should give it up, given the aforementioned reasons of it being socially promoted and the good, authentic sensation i get from it.
to me, drinking seems like eating overt fats. no, not the healthiest thing, but nice to have every once in awhile. please give your insights against this argument.
No one asked you to stop drinking. Why are you justifying this to us?
Its your choice man. Your life. If you feel fine drinking fermented fruit and hops then go for it.
no, but this lifestyle isn't pro-drinking, and i feel like i'm being dishonest when i promote the 80/10/10 diet but go against it in a way by drinking. be like saying you're an ethical vegan but use products tested on animals idk. i dig the diet and the idea of not drinking, it just sucks to stay absolutely sober all the time.
lol. bro, if it sucks to stay sober, change your life!
+1 I've come to the conclusion that alcohol is how most people find enjoyment in their boring lives instead of actually doing something.
Why bother taking on responsibility and start exercising and meeting new people when I can just drink a few beers, act like a retard, get a few laughs, and somehow just get by with my life!
+2. I actually just wrote a new post asking people about their attitude towards alcohol!
easier said than done! got bills to pay and a family member on her death bed. not a good time to head for the hills lol.
alcohol is expensive, too...
not when your boss picks up your tab!
I can't imagine drinking again. Like I may have a drink... by accident... forced down my throat...
Would one beer hurt? Not really... but one leads to two... then three... then you're sh!tfaced hammered falling over
I used to drink like a fish. Waste of money. Just another social construct to 'fit in'.
You know that its bad for you. Use at your own discretion.
Yes they use isinglass as a way of making drinks clear, which is from fish, but not all drinks contain it.
if you have alcoholism in your blood or your past, go deep and ask yourself how realistic "once a month" sounds. Does your personal history with alcohol suggest that once a month is possible? I mean, no offense, but this is classic alcoholic speak.
I abstain completely because I know that for me, "once a month" gradually becomes once a week, etc.
Don't worry about rules on this lifestyle. Just try being more imaginative about your potential to connect with likeminded people who can have fun without drinking. Then act on that.
Or, if this doesn't apply to you, and you really can keep the once a month thing going, who knows, go for it.
yea, it wouldn't even be once a month, though. it'd be at a wedding here, holiday party there. more like once every 2-3 months! i have no desire to drink alone like most boozers, but when i'm at a bar w/a bunch of friends for a special occasion it's definitely different. idk i hate the whole 'moderation' argument when it comes to things that harm other creatures (human or non-human), but when i'm only harming myself very minimally and it's very rare that i do so, what's the big deal? like i was telling Derek, i just feel like a hypocrite to the 30bad community more than anything.