What is your opinion on alcohol?
It is a great solvent, preservative, disinfectant and fuel. It is also a deadly poison. Alcohol is an amazing substance which shouldn’t exist.
The human condition is to live in a state of almost constant fear.
Alcohol reduces fear. That’s why you think you can dance when you’re drunk. Alcohol accounts for untold amounts of death, disease, family tragedy and societal erosion.
The truly amazing thing is that this drug which eases our inborn fear also is produced almost by magic. Any high carbohydrate food can be made into alcohol. The microorganisms which digest the sugars are just floating around in the air.
So, you are Joe Caveman and you put some grapes in a bag and forget about it. The bag gets wet. You see your grapes are spoiled but you’re hungry so you drink the sludge and WOW. You feel powerful! You aren’t gonna make meth that way. To make good meth you need a lab and a high school chem teacher.
Honestly, even though the evils of alcohol are counterbalanced by its usefulness in getting laid at closing time at the bar, I would still get rid of it if I could.