RightApril 2 2012 at 9:19 PM
Vince (Login MoxiFox)
Response to Wrong Gerard!
Here's how it works (I think) ...
You have happy drunks and you have vicious drunks.
The happy drunks are those who feel helpless and enslaved but blame themselves.
The vicious drunks are those who feel the same but blame others or outside forces.
When sober ... BOTH of them can seem to be fairly decent reasonable people.
Both of them drink to "forget" and to get an escape from their tensions and both of them will run off at the mouth and act out when they get inebriated but ... getting drunk allows them to reveal their true selves.
A person who develops to the stage where he realizes his own worth and capability and respects him/herself ... will probably NOT like to get drunk. Such a person will have a drink or two and then not want or need more because they don't like the feeling of being drunk.
If you don't feel a tremendous pressure to "escape" your own reality, drinking will merely be a pleasant distraction from normal pressures.
What a person does when he's drunk ... reveals who he REALLY IS and what he has problems suppressing. It's the suppression that needs to be addressed and faced. What are you suppressing and WHY are you suppressing it?