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Thursday, 27 September 2018

That Was the MUSE That Was

The Philosophy of Drinking


Rationalist: I drink therefore I am

Existentialist: I saw that my life was meaningless so I made a commitment to alcohol

Hedonist: Alcohol can be a problem. I hate it when parties run dry.

Platonic: I am in platonic dialogue with my drinking self

Ascetic: I only drink for religious purposes, As I am devout, I imbibe small amounts from a chalice all year round.

Stoic: I’m only half way down this bottle of Jack Daniels but I’m determined to keep going

Nihilist - Yeah right. I’m heading for an early grave by getting out of my head every night. And what’s it to you.

Relativist. One man’s binger is another man’s occasional drinker.

Fatalist: Drunkenness runs in my family. I’m a fifth-generation alcoholic.

© S. O. Fasrus

No alcohol safe to drink, global study confirms

S.O. Fasrus: Social Justice Campaigner & Social Research Interviewer. Her verse and poems; some comic; satirical; and serious; can be found online. Recent poems are in New Verse News, Culture Matters, and Poems for Grenfell Tower.

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