Thursday, April 11, 2013

A is for Anesthesia -- 185 lbs (-44) [28X]

We're born--we struggle to live in this turbulent, fast-paced world for a short while--and then we die. In the process, when we're not hurting each other, we help dismantle the universe by using energy and materials that can never fully be replaced. This is the operation of life, for which alcohol is the anesthesia (to paraphrase George Bernard Shaw). Actually, at safe blood alcohol concentrations (BAC), alcohol is more of a mild sedative than an anesthetic, but we'll take what we can get. While it can function as anesthesia at dangerously high BAC levels, getting that drunk can lead to more pain and sadness in need of more anesthesia--a vicious cycle that is not worth it. Besides, most of us don't want to eliminate pain and sadness at the expense of pleasure and happiness, right? Personally, I just want to take the hard edge off so I can focus on doing the best I can with my tiny share of the universe's energy and materials.

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