Thursday, 23 October 2008


Daily drinking leads to inner happiness?

What a joke.

I'm a not a wowser, nor a complete teetotaller (because I don't completely abstain, nor do I advocate that others shouldn't drink - they're free to make their own choices) but you all know that more often than not I don't drink and I certainly don't get drunk.

So I strongly disagree that "teetotallers [are] 'most miserable.'" In fact, I think it's up there with one of the stupidest things I've ever heard.

I may be upset and stressed and moody sometimes, but for the most part, I'm impossibly excitable and optimistic. I have fantastic friends. I have fun when I go out. I love to dance. Music cheers me up. I love me a good party. I'm enjoying college life more than anything. I can honestly say that I'm happy, which I attribute to the people in my life.

I can't say for sure that daily drinkers aren't the "happiest," but as someone who doesn't drink very much, let alone on a daily basis, I can say that it isn't "the key to inner happiness."

(And I would like to note that "results of the survey contrast with Salvation Army research released this week that found one in four Australians said alcohol had a negative impact on them or their family.")

I would agree that drinking as a social activity makes people happy, but drinking itself is not the cause. Furthermore, you don't have to drink to socialise or have a good time - both of these things can be done sober. I hear that a glass of wine every now and again is good for your health, but alcohol is a drug, so while it might make you feel happy, that's not the same as happiness, and certainly not inner happiness.

Besides, everyone knows that sober people are smarter.

So don't be deceived. We sober people can not only have an awesome time, but we can remember the good times we have.


1 comment:

K. said...

At least they made sure to state that moderation is key.