How’re you doing? I’m Kevin O’Hara for alcoholmastery.com.
Today, I want to talk about everything in moderation.
When you think about this statement, what does it mean?
You have heard of the phrase, everything in moderation. What does it really mean and how do we use it to justify our instant gratifications?
Arsenic in moderation.
Tiger bites in moderation.
Mosquito bites in moderation, how about that?
Would you like that?
Broken bones in moderation.
Hanging off cliffs by your fingertips in moderation.
Putting a saddle underneath a horse and riding underneath the horse in moderation.
Cigarette smoking in moderation.
How many people would believe that nowadays?
Heroin in moderation.
So, why do we say everything in moderation when in reality it’s not everything in moderation?
I know certain people are going to say I’m choosing sordid examples, but the statement says ‘everything in moderation’, so the statement is a silly statement.
It gives people excuses to do what they want to do that they know they shouldn’t be doing.
You have to look at moderation as a word we use in order to give us hope that we can carry on doing what we’re doing even though we know it’s causing us problems.
Alcohol is a drug. We know that taking this drug, our body reacts to it in a certain way, and it’s going to cause us problems.
So, that moderation is not really about the drug but about the lifestyle, about trying to hold on to the socialising, the relaxation and all the other emotional aspects we get from drinking.
We did drink in moderation at one point in our lives.
The only people who can actually drink in moderation are the people who are already drinking in moderation.
I’m not talking about drinking regularly, because as soon as someone starts drinking habitually, even once a week.
If a person drinks once a week and drinks a certain amount at a certain time, then that’s habitual drinking just as much as someone who drinks every day.
Now the problem is a bit bigger for the person who drinks every day, but it’s still habitual.
When I’m talking about a moderate drinker, I’m talking about someone like my mother who didn’t really like the stuff.
She didn’t drink enough of it for the body to become acclimatized to it.
So, when you look at that term ‘everything in moderation’ whether you look at it in the form of drinking alcohol or smoking cigarettes, it’s not a good term to use on yourself.
I thought I’d just do a quick one on that.
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