Sobriety sucks! Even the great apostle Paul understood this fact. “Do not be drunk with wine which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit.” (Ephesians 5:18, NIV). Sobriety in the sense of not being intoxicated through excess of alcohol etc. is a good thing. Trying to be abstinent from everything that gives us pleasure is dumb and sucks. So forget sobriety. Listen; basically humans are cancers on the earth. From the day we are born we start the clock until death and it is filled in between with suffering. To live is to suffer and vice versa. The Spirit of God is our comforter and through faith, prayer, medication, visualizations of divine bliss we can negate the suffering a bit on our way to death. I know it sounds morbid; but it is true.
Here are some “sober” activities. Motorcycles, videogames, exercise, reading, hunting, and fishing; these activities require no outside substance but will release endorphins into your body. What are endorphins? Endorphins are a naturally produced chemical secreted by the brain during various activities that give the person a sense of pleasure. Endorphins are also pain and inflammation reducers this chemical is similar to a natural opiate. So when you are thinking that your goal is to be sober but you love the way you feel after a nice run; wrong you’re an addict. We all are; it is impossible to be human and not be. Literally are own brains know that living on this earth sucks by God’s grace we can tap into a natural free source of drugs in order to help balance out. If for whatever reason we were unable to get high we would probably be considered depressed and suicidal and not realize it.
Other activities that involve drugs which people who think they are sober condone include but not limited to; caffeine, sugar, nicotine, basically most food. I suppose you could live on vegetables and water without any physical activity your chances of a long life are slim. Essentially what this concludes to, is we live an existence that without intoxicating activity we will die. The human spirit trapped in these monkey suites must stay high to stay alive. Now I understand that this does not mean that we need to get drunk, snort coke, gamble away our life savings and put needles into our arms. This also goes for eating ourselves into oblivion, drink ungodly amounts of soda, and smoking cigarettes like a chimney. Smoking cigarettes and eating unhealthy amounts of food are perfectly fine in the communities of people who are abstaining from our traditional drugs and alcohol. Many people just replace one drug with another and that is ok as long as you can be more responsible with one more than the other. Essentially sobriety is not good for you. As a human being trapped on this godforsaken planet please stay intoxicated! I do not blame people for abusing substances, they are dangerous but so is the existence we live in. So what the heck is my argument?
I am saying that there is no such thing as 100% sobriety in its truest form. There is sobriety from certain substances; that is a good thing. I know that this is a fatalistic way of thinking, but there is really know other way of thinking about it. We grow up going to school to get a job, and then work so that we can have a few toys and die; and that is if you are lucky. Human beings are a cancer to the earth and until we evolve in our spirituality we will continue to be plagues upon the earth with are life sucking, addicted ways. But I get it; we all need something because being sober sucks!