I like alcohol. I like drinking it, serving it, celebrating with it. I drink it maybe once a week, but I also go in waves. I won't have anything for two weeks, and then I'll have a few drinks two days in a row. Sometimes I drink a glass of wine like a grown up, and sometimes I act like I'm
20 21 again.
... and that works, for me. But the problem I have with alcohol is the way that it interferes- and really damages - some people. There are many people - some in my own life - that cannot handle alcohol, and the way that alcohol or drugs messes these people up is scary and damaging and hard to escape.
My general philosophy on life is "to each his own" so I think I'll leave it at that. I know it's more complicated than that, but I won't pretend to have the answer.