Tuesday 12 September 2006

One of those talks

A few weeks ago we were driving home from soccer practice when Corwin spotted a liquor store and started asking about why people consumed recreational pharmaceuticals. He started with alcohol, which I had to defer over to Mom, she being the boozer in the family1. Mom explained the social function of alcohol (another area outside my expertise) plus that it could serve to let uptight people loosen up a bit.

After absorbing this, Corwin moved on to illegal recreational pharmaceuticals. I said that those made you feel better for a while, but in the long run you ended up worse than when you started, not having actually solved the problem and causing health problems. Mom chipped in with comments on diminishing returns due to increasing tolerance. It’s hard to know how much to discuss, but I tried to be as accurate as possible. I think the case against such use makes it self, it doesn’t need any embellishment.


1 I have seen her drink two beers in the same evening.

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