I don’t understand the cultural value associated with being drunk. I mean, I understand that people use it as an excuse to act irresponsibly, but when I hear people say “oh man, I am going to get plastered tonight” I have to wonder if I am missing something.
I like thinking. It upsets me when I am sleepy, or am sick, or drunk, because it interferes with that. It’s like a part of me has been knocked unconscious. It’s like my ego has to try harder and harder to get the rest of the brain to listen to it. It almost feels like a part of you has been knocked unconscious, and you are dragging it around behind you.
I’m not about to imply that party goers have this partial death wish, but it really makes me wonder what part of our culture promotes it. Maybe the same part that encourages to act dumber then they are. I’m not entirely comfortable with that element of our world either.