February 2, 2021 at 3:11 pm #224436
…you could not drink alcohol anymore, would you be devastated? Slightly upset but cope? What would your reaction be?
Personally speaking, I have no emotional attachment to alcohol: I don’t need it to socialize, I don’t need it to ease my sorrows or cope with upsetting times. In short, I don’t need – or want – alcohol. I’ve been drunk a few times: each time I hated it. I haven’t done it since. Part of me hates drink: and I mean hate. I will drink a little so as not to look square. But, deep down, I won’t submit to pressure. At least when it comes to alcohol. I just won’t put myself through it.
What about you guys? Do you enjoy a few bottles of wine. That is NOT a crime and I do appreciate people want to enjoy themselves. But I am not them. However, I never share these thoughts with anyone: and never will. Except now, perhaps. Anyhow, what would you be feeling if alcohol were banned from your life?
I look forward to hearing your different opinions. Also, though, I am not trying to ram my beliefs down anyone’s throat. I do understand people drink and aren’t going to lecture anyone on the dangers of too much alcohol.February 2, 2021 at 4:40 pm #224442
I would be just fine, since I’ve already faced the decision on my own.
The sugar content in alcohol makes it a very bad idea for me, a hypoglycemic. So, no sugary drinks for me! And even before finding out about my condition, I found that the cost was an issue and the taste was one as well!
I do buy pina colada syrup and use that with coconut milk and pineapple juice. Nothing else needed! (Okay, sugary drink, but just a bit once a month or less… LOL)February 3, 2021 at 7:56 am #225454
With me, it is often a change of lifestyle that tends to dictate a complete change in diet. I sometimes eat or drink something for years then suddenly stop. In this way I find it difficult to predict anything.February 3, 2021 at 10:52 am #225462
Not a problem, I rarely drink anyway.
I doubt I would miss the odd glass of wine or Bailey’s.February 3, 2021 at 10:59 am #225464
I feel angry.
not so much because I drink it (I don’t really drink it that often), but because I hate being told that I can’t, or shouldn’t do something
it’s my life and I will do what I see fit with it regardless of what people say.February 4, 2021 at 12:53 am #225856
I imbibe every once in a while, but I can easily live without alcohol
1 member liked this post:February 7, 2021 at 8:09 pm #227248
I think we’re on the same page, TestDummyC. Plus, there is more to life than alcohol.
I happily see others drink but feel no pressure to drink myself. I’ll certainly enjoy the odd tipple, but it wouldn’t ruin my night out if I went without that tipple.
1 member liked this post:February 15, 2021 at 8:20 am #227976
Years ago some some 60 as it is i had decided never to drink any, many reason,s the man who was meant to be my father did i saw even 5 years before what it did , later when i went to work age 15 1/2 and was invited at the xmas end of year get together i just said i,m the driver and after that no one asked me again fact is i drove school bus runs and passinger service bus,s plus heavy truck,s and other type,s ,
What i saw was i cant afford not to be able to drive, and i quess my life was alot more simple ,
And even at age 73 i still dont or need to.
…noeleena…February 15, 2021 at 5:02 pm #227984
That’s interesting, noeleena: being a driver is such an important job and you knew instinctively you couldn’t drink, as driving was – and is – so vital. Alcohol certainly does impair judgement and driving concentration is greatly reduced. I remember years back – in the 1980’s – the adverts on TV saying “Don’t drink and drive”. A car is a fast moving metal machine: if the driver has been drinking, their concentration IS impaired and this causes accidents. Of course, you are well aware of this, noeleena.
I also hope when I am 73 years old, I continue to not drink and to not need to drink. I don’t drive BUT alcohol makes me clumsy, dizzy and sick. I just cannot handle alcohol. After 3 or 4 glasses of wine I’d be unconscious, anyway. I don’t actually enjoy the feeling of being drunk or intoxicated, either: and I write that from experience. Years ago I tried drinking: I couldn’t do it. I felt like sh*t. I HATED it.
Basically, that’s my personal experience of drink.