Who is this Button for?
Heavy drinkers in denial.
Drink to make other people more interesting.
Cultivate friendships with teetotallers and ex-drinkers for the sole purpose of getting a ride home from parties and bars.
Celebrate the fact that your drug of choice - though as dangerous and addictive as any other - is cheap, socially acceptable and almost universally available.
I see that a man cannot give himself up to drinking without being miserable one half his days and mad the other.
I used to think drinking was the only way to be happy. Now I know there is no way to be happy.
Something to consider
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12 - Sobriety!
- Also for: winos, boozers, barflies, alkies, piss artists, waste cases, plonkos, dredge-heads, shickers, soaks, rumpots, brewhounds, lushes, soaks and aristocrats of the bottle of all nations except, of course countries such as Saudi Arabia, where alcohol is prohibited, as it was in the USA, from 1920 to 1933 (In spite of what one of the founding fathers of America had to say about the subject: ‘Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.’ – Benjamin Franklin). On the contrary, the legendary bootlegger and ruthless mobster, Al Capone, was an outspoken supporter of laws supporting prohibition.
- See In Denial, for brief demonstration of how this useful psychological defence mechanism operates.
- A quotation of uncertain origin. Often attributed to Earnest Hemingway it is more likely to have been George Jean Nathan who first said: 'I drink to make other people interesting'
- In that case, almost happy remains a reasonable goal in life.