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A Pissing Contest of Wisdom 1: Courage, Alcohol & Stupidity

A Pissing Contest of Wisdom 1: Courage, Alcohol & Stupidity

A Story by Floundering About

Some call alcohol “liquid courage.”  It doesn’t provide courage it provides something else that I would like to call stupidity.  This sounds stupid, but consider John Wayne’s definition of courage: “courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.”  In this image, courage is a triumph of the will: despite great constraint you nonetheless act.  Alcohol does not provide will power, it removes the constraint of fear.  Isn’t the lack of inhibitions stupidity?  The problem with calling it stupidity is that stupidity is bad.  Stupidity can be great.  Without it would you have any appearance of agency at all?

© 2010 Floundering About


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Good point. Stupidity CAN be great... lol. Good write.

Posted 11 Years Ago



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Tags: courage, alcohol, agency, will, john wayne, stupidity