Drinking alcohol is a human social experience that I do not understand.
I can drink at most 2 beers, or other alcoholic equivalence of that. But even then, I find the feeling of drinking alcohol to be very discomforting. I get nauseated, I don’t like the feeling of losing control of my senses, and feeling just sick in general.
It amazes me how much people can drink. It amazes me more how much people crave drinking, and how drinking is an absolutely normal part of the human experience and an essential part of enjoyment and entertainment.
Every culture, every country, every nationality has alcohol and drinking is a crucial part of social bonding and celebration.
Because of this, I often feel like an outsider at social events. I can pretend to enjoy alcohol, but in my mind, it’s like ingesting a poison to pacify peer pressure.
I don’t understand when in human society did alcohol consumption become a necessary adaptation. It’s perhaps just as important, or more important, than having the ability to shake hands, smile, and chit-chat with fellow human beings.
Sometime I wonder if we co-evolved with alcohol, and that some how it is essential to the survival of the human body, so that is why most people have a craving and desire for it. If that is the case, my DNA is some how screwed up and I lost that trait.
I don’t begrudge people for drinking. It’s like my obsession with crawfish, I am sure some people will find that very strange. But I have begun to increasingly notice that drinking often leads to some very bad decisions.
The one clear bad decisions that I have watched countless people make, after drinking, is driving intoxicated. I know, I know. We’ve all been educated about the dangers of driving drunk, but you would have to be lying if you tell me that you’ve never had friends or family drive while clearly intoxicated.
Yes… When I do witness such events, I always offer my advice and help, but there it is not easy to convince someone that they have had too much. They will ALWAYS tell you they are fine.
It’s easy to intervene if that person is a close friend, but it is almost IMPOSSIBLE to do anything for anyone else. I am not a praying man, but I have on numerous occasion prayed that the person I am asking to not drive, just make it home ok.
The other thing I don’t understand is why people drink around their family members. I understand and can sympathize with drinking around friends and having some great drunken fun, but why would you want to be ass drunk around your mom?
Anyways. Just some thoughts from a pussy who can’t drink.