Whether we’ve experienced it for ourselves or watched someone else get loose after throwing back a couple drinks, we know that liquor leads to some unfiltered words and behaviors. Some people completely buy into the notion of “a drunk mind speaks a sober heart”, while others believe that drunk mind cannot be trusted. But which is it? Is it truth or myth that we are more honest when we are under the influence of alcohol?
EGL says … TRUTH!
Not only was Jamie Foxx’s hit “Blame it on the Alcohol” catchy with a good beat, but it was relatable!
When we’re drinking, dancing, and moving all around, it’s like we’re the human version of a cocktail shaker. The liquor gets poured into us and then it gets all shaken up while we’re in motion. What comes after is either good or bad, depending on how much alcohol is in the mix. While our inhibitions decrease because of alcohol consumption, or courage increases – this makes it easier for us to tell people how we really feel. Although different effects of alcohol are dependent on various factors such as weight, tolerance, amount of alcohol consumed, and type of alcohol consumed; there is no denying that it can affect what we say and do, and ultimately affect our relationships with people.
Let’s be clear, blaming everything solely on alcohol is not the right thing to do, and it doesn’t work for every situation. Alcohol doesn’t change who you are, it either enhances your personality or showcases your flaws. If you’re the quiet, nice woman when you’re sober, you may be the more out-going, fun-spirited woman when you’re a little buzzed, but if you become the obnoxious and intolerable chick, then maybe you should consider drinking less or not at all.
By Aramis Grant