“All excess is ill, but drunkenness is of the worst sort. It spoils health, dismounts the mind, and unmans men. It reveals secrets, is quarrelsome, lascivious, impudent, dangerous and bad.” —William Penn
I think dismounting the mind is hot, but I do agree with the revealing secrets part. That’s probably my worst habit — spilling too much information at inappropriate times. Every secret I’ve ever tried to keep comes right out into the open after a little bourbon. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? You tell me. It’s nice to be free from hiding something, but it leaves you vulnerable and sometimes ends friendships.