Actually, I've heard that people who drink occasionally in moderation tend to live longer than those who are alcohol free. I suppose if that's the case, it's probably more of a mental effect.
Depends on why people drink. Those who chase after the hard stuff are usually trying to get numb.With regards to alcohol I am one of those people who just "don't get it". To me alcohol looks like ****, smells like ****, and tastes like ****. That's it in a nutshell.
While those who like the taste of a good beer or wine aren't going for stuff that's 30% alcohol. They're fine with something that's between 3% and 12%.Having said that I feel that in some ways I do understand the "samplers" who like to try different alcoholic things.
Good point. I like Indian cooking, but just the mild stuff. Still, some Indian restaurant dishes are so hot one gets a good sinus cleaning when the next table orders off the hotter side of the menu.It's no different in my view to someone who goes to different restaurants, or tries every hamburger joint, or some other kind of similar hobby. Humans have a natural adventurous component in them, and you don't have to be Indiana Jones to be an adventurous soul.