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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  1. And, Freddie, let's not forget the benefits of Captain Jack.

    Saturday night and you're still hangin' around
    Tired of living in your one horse town
    you'd like to find a little hole in the ground,
    for awhile..

    So you go to the village in your tie dyed jeans
    And you stare at the junkies and the closet queens
    It's like some pornographic magazine
    And you smile


    Captain Jack will get you high tonight
    And take you to your special island
    Captain Jack will get you by tonight
    Just a little push, and you'll be smilin'

    Oh yeah,...

    Linda Again LOL

  2. Linda LOL, I had some nice champagne this evening. Just a little celebration. I was a good boy though not drinking too much. Thanks for the comment.


I'd like to hear the experiences of both alcoholics and the victims of alcoholics, please.