I know this may seem like a silly thing to say, but I have a confession to make. Beer makes me fart. It is not an insignificant amount of gas that goes into my mouth when I drink it. It’s a lot more than a few zeros. I can’t help but think it’s so obvious.
This is not a new thing. People have made a lot of jokes about the fact that beer makes you fart for years. I have no explanation for that other than it is just a fact. I believe it is caused by the alcohol in the beer. This is why alcohol is so often seen as the root cause of many health issues.
Why do people believe that you can get drunk and fart? Well it turns out, that is one of the most common excuses people give when they feel they can’t handle something. It is not exactly a rational explanation, since it would just require a person to not be at all bothered by an uncomfortable situation. And actually, it doesn’t seem to be a lot of an issue. I have had people ask me if I fart and my answer always turns out to be a no.
The most common reason that people give for not enjoying themselves while drinking is that they just don’t feel like it. Many people just don’t like the taste of alcohol. It is a lot of the same reason that people don’t enjoy sex. And that is where our friend Tim suggests that this is because our brains are made to see it as a “temptation.” We are social animals and we are inherently drawn to the same sorts of things.
I totally agree. I think that there is a lot of subconscious fear and distrust of alcohol in us. We tend to view it as an evil thing that can never be trusted or enjoyed. So the more we drink, the more we feel the desire to quit. It is a hard problem to solve, but there is a way.
The problem with alcohol is that it is a temptation. And temptations are inherently dangerous. When we are drunk, we tend to think that we are invincible and can do whatever we want. When we are not drunk, we tend to view the potential consequences of our actions as more dangerous. Alcohol also makes us feel invincible, and that makes it easier to go out and kill people.
In many ways, this is the opposite of how we are usually wired. Our brains are wired for a more balanced, less-aggressive, less-risk-taking, less-impulsive, more-responsible kind of activity. But the problem is that we are always trying to outsmart the instincts that help us survive the world. Alcohol acts as an inhibitor. It makes us feel invincible, and that makes it easier to go out and kill people.
The thing is that we can’t really just drink beer and get away with killing people. We need to go to bars and drink beer with people who are going to kill us. So how do we get that without getting punched? The answer is we can trick ourselves into thinking it’s okay. Our brains are wired for a more balanced, less-aggressive, less-risk-taking, less-impulsive, more-responsible kind of activity.
You already know the answer. It’s just a matter of whether you are willing to give it a lot of thought. It does seem that the more beer you drink, the more you’re able to fool yourself into thinking its okay to make a mistake, to kill someone. It’s a problem when you realize that this is just how alcohol works.
This is why we have to understand the process of intoxication more closely. We need to drink to the point where we are able to fool ourselves that its okay to make mistakes, to kill people, and to act irresponsibly. Alcohol does this because it is a drug, and because it is a drug, it does not require a huge amount of self-control. It merely triggers a part of the brain that is designed to be more aggressive and less sensitive to risk.