Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
-Carl Jung (1875 – 1961)
All excess is ill, but drunkenness is of the worst sort. It spoils health, dismounts the mind, and unmans men. It reveals secrets, is quarrelsome, lascivious, impudent, dangerous and bad.
For me, A.A. is a synthesis of all the philosophy I’ve ever read, all of the positive, good philosophy, all of it based on love. I have seen that there is only one law, the law of love, and there are only two sins; the first is to interfere with the growth of another human being, and the second is to interfere with one’s own growth.
-Anon: from “He Who Loses His Life” in the Second Edition of Alcoholics Anonymous”
“A boy is invincible. Then he drinks and drives and he finds out that his friend isn’t.”
I became a very angry person and it was all due to alcoholism.