We all had a small sample of wine when we were young. Depending on the state and country, it’s legal for minors to consume alcohol under guardian supervision and educational purposes.
Personally, I don’t like the taste of wine, considering my age. I shouldn’t even be worried about it. But when you’re a kid, you thought that alcohol was the worst tasting drink but when you got older, things started to change. This was one thing I never understood. Was it due to desensitization? The pressures of society? Or the susceptibility of mind altering chemicals as you got older?
With alcohol flushing, drinking alcoholic beverages is unbearable, especially for me. I’ve only had wine on special occasions, under supervision but it hasn’t gone down too well. In fact, about 80 percent of Asians have alcohol flushing and it’s one of the reasons my dad doesn’t drink.
Then there’s school. What sometimes frightens me is when students come back to school drunk. It sounds stupid but I’m not joking. I will talk more about this issue in another post. As you see, there’s my dad who doesn’t drink at all and those who come to school drunk. It’s simply ridiculous.
So what about you? Did you make the choice to stop drinking or does alcohol flushing deter you from taking a sip?
Or are you one of those “lucky” individuals who don’t need to deal with the side effects?