Why do people drink? It seems like a crazy decision for reasons everyone knows. Namely:
1) It’s expensive
2) It ruins your tomorrow
3) It is unhealthy
Duh. Those are obvious and everyone drinks knowing those consequences. But there is a reason even worse than all of those combined. And it explains why people drink even though it ruins their tomorrow.
So why do people drink?
If you ask people why they drink, you’ll hear two reasons repeated again and again over any other:
1.) To blow off steam
2.) To have more fun
What does that really mean?
It means they’re cheaters.
It is a bullshit quick fix. It temporarily cures the symptom, not the problem.
Life have you stressed out? Work not going well? Significant other pissing you off? Yeah, don’t focus on fixing the root causes of the problem, just grab a drink!
Not feeling fun? Drink. Feel uncomfortable out? Drink. Trouble being funny? Drink. Too nervous to go for a kiss? Grab another.
Know this: as long as you are drinking you are getting better at nothing. Your life isn’t getting better and you aren’t becoming a better version of yourself. You might feel good in the moment (you might even wake up next to someone the next day), but in the long run, you still have all the same problems and insecurities you had the day before.
All the alcohol does is temporarily mask your brain from the problems you have in your life or the fact that you are not as funny, confident, and happy as you’d like to be.
Maybe something you ought to work on?
But no, most people will spend their entire lives using alcohol to compensate for their problems or their crippling, yet unacknowledged social anxiety. And even those with no trace of chemical dependency will become its slave.
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