Alcohol is complicated.

I’ve been putting off writing about alcohol because I don’t feel like I have a good grasp on how I feel about it.

Per yesterday’s post the best way to figure out what I think is to write it.

Alcohol has a lot of bad effects.

1. It can ruin lives.

2. It can lead to death through drunk driving.

3. It can lead to death through overdosing.

4. It can lead to death from withdrawal (in extreme cases).

But, its also vital to our society.

Its how most people bond, for romance, for friendship and for business.

Yes, in an ideal world we would bond without alcohol.

But, the world isn’t ideal. If alcohol suddenly disappeared would we have less meaningful relationships?

I have a hard time flat out condemning alcohol.

Its possible, that on balance, it has actually done more good than bad. Wouldn’t it have otherwise been removed from society by now?

What do you think?

^Day 158/90 167 words

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