even then the health benefits of being tee total are not really there.
i don't really see how you can say there are no health benefits
to not drinking. that's ludicrous. there are several ways a sober lifestyle
can help you physically and mentally.
but i simply cannot understand why anyone would want to entirely cut out alcohol
well, just because you don't understand it doesn't mean it's not any good. not everyone thinks alcohol is such an important part of life and essential to good times, you know.
being straight edge doesnt really affect anyone but yourself
alcohol contributes to 100,000 deaths
annually. not drinking affects many people, just as drinking affects many more people than just the person actually drinking the beer.
i think id rather take my chances with the (rather tasty) 'poison'.
yes, and meat eaters consider a steak a tasty poison.
if alcohol is so toxic to the body why is the most healthy (widely followed) diet, the mediterranean diet?it is also high in wine, particularly red wine
saying that the meditterranean is most healthy diet is surprising, since you do not follow that diet. you are a vegan aren't you? also, just because it is the most popular diet does not make it the healthiest. the subject of what is the healthiest diet is open to much speculation and debate, not popularity. and i believe a fast food diet high in animal flesh and fat is the most widely followed diet. by the way, you can get the same health benefits of red wine from eating grapes.
also it is fact that tee totalers generally speaking are less happy and do not live as long
i don't know where you get this "fact" from. it seems completely unfounded. add to that the fact that alcohol is labeled a depressant
, and abuse of it leads to depression
. furthermore, i don't see how you can say they tee totalers do not live as long since alcohol is the 3rd leading cause
of preventable death.
before ruling out ever drinking anything, i recommend trying at least a few different beers or wine to say whether drinking one would really affect anything. pick a decent ale, or a good european pilsner. avoid anything american!
not everybody is going to love the taste of alcohol as much as you do. not through any of my posts have i suggested you stop drinking entirely. so i don't see why you are being so insistent on trying to get people to start drinking. i am glad that you can moderate your drinking habit. the rest of your friends, as well as most other drinkers, should follow your example.
i am sure your heart is in the right place. you really think we would have some fun with an occasional beer. but you have to realize that what you find enjoyable and even delicious, does not apply to everyone. because you find it enjoyable and does not mean i will. i know people who don't like the taste of raisins. but i don't try to pressure them into trying them because i find raisins delicious. nobody knows an individual's taste better than that individual.