Here’s a text message that I received months, or maybe years ago about drinking (alcohol):
Drinking they say, is the haven of the weak. We forge a persona that we only have the courage to show when we’re drunk enough. We escape reality even if it would risk our health. But I tell you this: the most honest individuals are those who drink to drown ’cause they lose their social mask. NO pretentions. NO limits. NO lies. That’s not weakness, that’s just being fearless. And I guess what they can never phathom is that, because of intoxication, we become pure.
—Defense Mechanism of a drunkard
So the next time someone asks you why you drink (alcohol), well, don’t use the excuse above… better yet, STOP IT.