It’s just one of those things that people say to themselves. The first thing you have to do is look in the mirror and say, “Really? I deserve a drink? I deserve to intoxicate myself? I deserve to poison myself?” Why do you think you deserve that? What have you done to yourself, what have you done in your life, that you think you deserve that kind of stuff?
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Today’s question is – it’s not really a question, it’s just a statement of – “I deserve a drink at the weekend.
Now I understand where people are coming from, they say, what they really mean is – they deserve to relax at the weekends. They deserve to chill out. They deserve to let their hair down. They deserve to do all these things, where during the week, they’re keeping themselves in their little cocoons and they have to do, what they have to do. in order to survive.
They go to work, they go to college, they’re doing all the things that they need to do and at the weekend, you deserve to let your hair down, to relax, to chill. To do all those things that are good. This is what the weekend is for. But why do you deserve to drink alcohol? Why does that even come into the equation?
They’re brainwashing, that’s why it comes into the equation. It’s an excuse, for people to get drunk. To act out of control and to do things. I know that – I understand that – but once you get beyond a certain level, it just becomes a habit.
It becomes habitually part of the normal day to day things that you’re doing. The relaxation. The chilling out. The letting your hair down becomes synonymous with drinking alcohol. So, you can’t have one without the other. It’s just not possible.
You’re rationalising things in your head then, to sort of say to yourself, “Well, I understand what this is doing to me because I’m getting the hangovers every day. I’m feeling the results of this poisoning.” So, I have to rationalise it in my head to say, “Well this is something that I really deserve to do.”
It’s just, it’s an excuse, but at the end of the day – it’s brainwashing. It’s conditioning and it’s conditioning at the worst.
I Deserve A Drink At The Weekend