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Old 06-19-2015, 07:32 AM
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Someone at work recently said: "so and so isn't strong enough to handle liquor.". This person doesn't drink so it was a criticism of their inability to imbibe. Well I guess my sensitive alcoholic soul got angry at hearing this. I just wish I could change popular cultures view of people who have problems with alcohol as being "weak". I know I can't but I hate being viewed as somehow weaker than regular people. Like we're sub human.
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Old 06-19-2015, 07:36 AM
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Tang I think anyone who says something like that must have a PhD in alcohol. How dose one get a PhD in alcohol? HMM let me think.
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Yeah, my wife thinks its a weakness. She has a tendency to be "an expert" on everything, though. She can understand alcoholism about as well as I can menopause.
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That's an ignorant remark. I think non-drinkers are the strong ones.
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Hey Tang, that sort of thing is just stupidity. Hopefully they were just joking.

If not, just keep a mental note about that person and treat them accordingly.
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Old 06-19-2015, 08:30 AM
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Some people are simply ignorant and say ignorant things. The best way to handle them is to simply ignore them ;-)
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That's an ignorant remark. I think non-drinkers are the strong ones.
Well said!
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Old 06-19-2015, 12:21 PM
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That's why SR is a great place, full of understanding and people who really get it!!
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Old 06-19-2015, 02:34 PM
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I hate being viewed as somehow weaker than regular people.
What other people think of me is none of my business.

If they are ignorant, it is none of my concern.
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Old 06-19-2015, 02:40 PM
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We aren't weaker, just smarter!
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Old 06-19-2015, 10:46 PM
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So part of this is my AV accepting these remarks. I do think there are problem drinkers in denial painting pictures of non-drinkers as weak. But they are just trying to justify their own problems. Becoming healthy is not weak!
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