March 15, 2020
I would like to take this time to remind everyone to never join Alcoholics Anonymous.
AA is a cult and it destroys people’s lives. Because if your life is based on “I will never have a drop of alcohol for the rest of my life,” then your life is based on alcohol. And it is bound to blow up.
No one even thinks AA works. Their success rate is like 1% or something. And when people fall off the wagon, they end up ruining their lives, because they say “oh well I’ve lost it now” and binge and go all in.
I tell people trying to quit masturbation the same thing: don’t view it as the importance of the number of days of not masturbating, view it as the general process of quitting and lessening the amount of times. Otherwise, if you screw up once, you say “oh well, screw it, I might as well just start masturbating twice a day again.”
If you spend six months not masturbating, those six months don’t just disappear because you masturbated once. Just so with alcohol – if you spend six months only having one drink a week, then one day you get totally plastered and go on a rampage, you still have months of good work that you can continue to build on.
(Also, just to be clear, masturbating is much worse for you than alcohol. Just so we’re clear on that.)
If you are drinking too much, then stop drinking. Or drink less. But under no circumstances, tell yourself, “I will never have another drink for the rest of my life.”
Because there is a very low chance that will work. And even if it does work, you will live your entire life getting up every morning and falling asleep every night thinking about alcohol.
This is very basic stuff, and we have the entire history of AA’s failures to look upon as proof of these facts. But people continue to buy into AA, because it is considered the standard for dealing with a drinking problem.
Just show some self control, lads. There is no need to go full-cult member.