I guess I should have anticipated this!
Uncle Beer may be close to the truth, closer than I would want to believe.
In a topic in General Questions–Schizophrenia–I added some comments which were repulsed, in that psychiatric treatment was allegedly 'doing me more harm than good.'Rather than rehash the points I brought up in those comments, I would prefer to sum it up by saying that I can ascribe my incompatiblility with others–rather than my rejecting of drinking, etc., to schizophrenia. It is ironic that my parents, would thought nothing of smoking and drinking, persuaded me to reject both. (When the three of us, an older brother, a younger sister, and I, were still in grade school, the parents taught us about illegal drugs. I have not tried any nor, to the best of my knowledge, have the others. From the way my father and stepfather acted I decided to stay away from drink; lack of sociability made the matter of sex quite moot.
The way I see it, Nothing ventured, nothing burned.