I stopped drinking alcohol when I was 46 years old. So I was drinking for 30 years. And over those 30 years, I knew that alcohol was bad for me.
I knew it was terrible for me. I knew that it was causing the damage, but I didn’t stop. And I always tried to cut down, I thought to myself, “well, if I’m not drinking huge amounts of alcohol, this was the rationalization that, yeah, I’d be okay.” So, moderation, moderation, moderation, that’s what I’m going to go down, the moderation route. And at the end of the day, any amount of this shit in your system is bad for you.
Alcohol is a waste product of your body, it’s something that your body produces as a waste product of the digestive system, and then it eliminates that as quickly as possible. And it has the tools to deal with that small amount of elimination. But that’s it. When you put in massive amounts of manufactured alcohol into your system. In order to get a buzz, to feel the drunkenness to feel the stupidity rolling over the fogginess, forgetting about what’s happening, then that is going to have some serious consequences. And one of those consequences is that your thinking gets fucked up, your thinking gets muddled enough that you’re not thinking straight about things, and you’re rationalizing your habit in order to continue to do it in order to avoid the discomfort.
So the question is, how long are you going to wait to stop drinking alcohol? And, what’s it going to take? You know, what are you waiting for? Are you waiting for somebody to say to you look, your liver is beyond repair, your liver is screwed, you’ve got saggy heart syndrome, you’ve got wet brain, you know, your family hate you, you’ve lost your job, you’ve, you’ve lost this, you’ve lost that.. What exactly are you waiting for, what’s it gonna take? What’s the motivation to keep going? These are all questions that you should be asking yourself.
And it’s difficult for any drinker to go forward. You know, drink or smoke or whatever it is that you’re doing. The drugs that you’re taking, help you to forget about the future, and concentrate just on the moment, making yourself feel nice and comfortable in your world that you’re living in. But reality doesn’t give two shits about what you do to yourself, because the consequences are going to happen. Whether you like them or not, whether you hide from them or not, whether you fog yourself open up, it’s still going to happen.
So a lot of the reason why people don’t stop is because they have a fear, the fear of missing out, they have a fear of life without alcohol, which is natural, they have a fear of the person that they will become without alcohol. Again, it’s a natural place to be in. These are all fears that I had, what the hell am I going to do with my life? What the hell am I going to do to socialize? What is it? How am I going to do to relax? And we’re going to do this? How are we going to do that? What’s going to happen? To me if I’m like this, all my friends are gonna look at me like I’m a weirdo because I don’t drink anymore. Guess what? All of these things get ironed out really quickly when you stop. But that’s the question that you have to ask yourself. What are you waiting for? More alcohol that you have now is going to equal more damage. The more alcohol you consume, the more damage that you’re going to create for yourself. And the more damage you have, the less alcohol your body can take, and the more damage you create. So what are you waiting for?