Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Why Did I Give Up Alcohol?
Yesterday, I was asked why I do not drink alcohol: "Is it because you are trying to maintain your health, or the taste or is it because of religious purposes?" Definitely not for religious purposes but for health and taste...maybe. Then again, my friend mentioned that some alcoholic beverages taste like cherry. That already turned me off. Second, he told me that wine is good for you because it stimulates your brain cells. If anyone wants to drink wine, it is fine. I have no problem with you doing what you feel. But here is a problem: there has been many sayings that alcohol is not good for you. Wine has alcohol in it and people drink. Why is that all of a sudden it is good for your brain? Because doctors say so? Really? See, people tend to trust experts so much to the point that whatever doctors prescribe them, they take. I have a better alternative than wine: how about meditation? Why do people refuse to meditate so much? There has been evidence that meditation is good for the brain too. In fact meditation improves memory, intelligence.. Anything you can imagine, meditation is the cure. Meditation is being in the now. Being in the now leads to awareness. If you are aware of your own body, you should know how it feels when you eat certain food or drink certain drinks. If you are aware that wine actually makes your body feels good, it is fine. But the rest of the population, please just consider meditating because just by saying doctors recommend wine proves to me that you have not taken the time to examine yourself. Didn't the doctors recommend cigarettes too? What are you just going to wait until the doctor finds out that wine is not good for you to stop drinking it or you are going to stop drinking it when you feel it is the time to stop? Do not give me the Jesus excuse either because you know what me and Jesus see differently. He gave wine to his disciples saying that this wine is his Blood and it is supposed to give them life or whatever... I respect him and all but it does not mean I should go along with everything he says. I do not care who it is I am disagree with. If I do not want to do something, I just will not do it. I am not trying to make people stop drinking wine but I do not want to take part of drinking alcohol ever again. Why? The reason is simple: I hate it.