posted on Sep, 2 2014 @ 03:29 PM
While true alcoholism is a tragedy (although one gets various types, some of whom are never visibly "drunk"), I think some people also do some of
their best conceptual work and come out of their shells with some alcohol.
I've noticed that many of my old party buddies no longer want to go out (they don't want to drive or have kids at home) and my planned drinking nights
would often be very lonely without ATS.
There are pubs I could walk to, but the crowds are too young, and with the crime situation walking about at night isn't safe.
Coming to ATS is actually one of the safest places to be.
The relative anonymity means that the worst that can happen is having posts banned or threads trashed, which really shouldn't happen that much if one
retains a sense of civility.
It's also not good waking up and suddenly remembering one just posted favorite Third Reich marching songs on Facebook (even if the politics are
ridiculous, the music does get better with every sip).
One can delete them, but if they've been up for a couple of hours one can expect a few friends less.
Another one is posting "sympathetic" or chatty messages to all kinds of celebrities, although luckily they never reply (so far).
edit on 2-9-2014 by halfoldman because: (no reason given)