Tuesday, 17 February 2009
Benefit of Alcohol
Photo by dosmosis
Alcohol is not bad per se. One benefit of alcohol is that there is a window during the time one is drinking alcohol when there is a genuine period of enlightenment; sounds weird but true. I have first hand experience! This narrow window of opportunity happens at the moment when we just start to feel a bit drunk. The mind is freed up and some great thoughts (genuinely good thoughts) come to mind. Unless we write these down or dictate them they are lost for ever.
Another benefit would have been the fact that the former president Bush would not have been elected president if he had not forsworn alcohol. If he was known to have liked a drink he wouldn't have made it and, hey, it would have been a better world.
There have been some fine politicians who drank a bit more than usual. Churchill, voted by the British as the best in the history of the country had the simple rule to never take a strong drink before breakfast! He was a bit of a drinker and it didn't hurt. He said, "I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me". A couple of non-drinkers who definitely hurt the world are Hitler and Ayatollah Khomeini. Booze should be consumed in moderation at which point it is a benefit. Everything should be done in balance as the world is "gray", it is not black and white. The benefit of alcohol is out there, it just has to be in its place.
Benefit of Alcohol to Alcohol and Milk Thistle
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