My whole life, I’ve been an abstainer. It likely started out as my religious upbringing. These were things we just didn’t do because of our strict, fundamentalist religion.
I’ve reevaluated a lot of my beliefs, particularly since coming here and reading these boards. But so help me, I can’t come up with even one positive reason why I should ever want to ingest any of that stuff.
So tell me, what is the appeal of smoking (marijuana or tobacco) and drinking alcohol? There certainly is some appeal to the masses, else these multi-billion dollar enterprises would have gone belly-up a long time ago, but I just don’t see it.
So please help me understand these ages-old habits, from an anthropological and cultural standpoint.