For me it ages me, by drying my skin out and so I'm not keen on finding out how else it would degrade me if I drank more..
The temporal fudge makes things silly and fun, and it can generate a feel good buzz obviously, but those things don't justify the cost to health for me to spend money on it.
I haven't drunk any in ages but I have, and will, but without a reason I tend not to. I have a bottle of Moët sitting idle, but it was given to me. Sometimes I get an itch to have a drink but end up with the same experience, and same outcome. Maybe, just don't buy it if you want to stop drinking it. When I do again it will be justified t the time as exploring something I haven't already had
RaisedFromWolves wrote: What's a jedi's standing on the subject of alcohol? I usually don't drink at all but when I do I enjoy sipping on a 40 oz beer throughout a weekend day or I sip on some maple whiskey on occasion. I find this to actually be one of my flaws in life that I work on, its a struggle in social society to abstain from drinking entirely its become so normalized & I believe Jedi should be able to control themselves more than others when it comes to such things. Key word here "should".
I don't know, from what you describe it sounds to me like you're pretty well in control. I myself drink very rarely, I think July was the last time I had a drink?
Anyway, I think of it in terms of attachment- healthy versus unhealthy; if it's not driving you to distraction, if it's not having a negative impact on your health or your life and relationships, I don't think there's a problem. I don't personally advocate for drinking regularly, but I don't condemn people who do (though I do urge alcoholics to seek help; if it's driven you to isolation to avoid some of my criteria, it's a problem)
Kelrax "Stormcaller" Lorcken, Jedi Navigator
May The Force Guide You
If you aspire to stop drinking, I can recommend Allen Carr's "Easy Way To Control Alcohol". It's corny and feels like it shouldn't work, then it does.
And if you're just giving yourself a hard time over something you enjoy because you feel it's not aligned with a clan of imaginary space wizards ("imaginary" because many real-life Jedi do drink), stop worrying
I tend to think if your using alcohol to avoid or cope with life then your not dealing and personally to me then that needs addressing.
You cant help others if your own problems are getting in your way.
As a Jedi I would think the lack of control when overdrinking would be a downfall, but at the same time I dont see a problem with having a drink with friends.
Its personal choice at the end of the day,
If you feel its out of control and want to stop then get help and support
But if its just a worry that a 'Jedi' shouldn't drink then I would say just be aware of why you are drinking, and know when to switch to soft drinks because everyones limits are different,
I never loose.
"No Static got an automatic, too much of anything can make you an addict." -random rap song I forgot the name of. might be "No Static"
Fighting what you cannot see, will only lead you to lash out with violence towards everyone. Know your enemy, and you may find yourself a friend.
You can act real rude and totally removed
And I can act like an imbecile- Men without hats
Training Masters: Carlos.Martinez3 and JLSpinner
I’ve had my addictions. I’ve had my vices. I have em still. Balance is a huge thing for me and here is no exception. Have I ever had a lampshade on my head? Yup! Have I ever enjoyed drinking and my vices ? Yup Have they held me a bit too long ... yup. Alcohol, for me was a tool. I was a bartender. The more I drank the more I made. So I thought. For me , when things get to far ... returns are defiantly a thing that can help ya. If we don’t cultivate a garden it’s grows wild. Nothing wrong with wild life but if you wanna grow something more - cultivation can make something different. If ya wanna grow something different - plant something different.
The point is to make informed decisions. Do what you feel is best for you and those around you. I beleave people should follow their instincts and react accordingly when it comes to things like this.