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A Brave New Axiom: The Logic of Beer and Relationships  RSS feed

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Drinking beer is better than being with 99% of men/women.

Roughly, only 1% of people will provide you with an intimate proximate long-term relationship (deemed compatible) that is preferable to drinking a glass of your favorite beer. It doesn't take much imagination to understand the difficulties in finding a voluntary partner with which we are compatible. How many variables are involved? Genetic, life-style, constitutional, location, paradigmatic, idiosyncratic transient preference, etc. The probability of finding relationship compatibility must be far less than 1%, it's probably at most 0.1%.

This holds true for non-beer drinkers as well. It would still be better to drink beer than to be in an intimate proximate long-term relationship with that incompatible someone. The momentary displeasure of taste would be less than the displeasure of being in an incompatible relationship. The momentary stumble for an ascetic (for whatever reason) will prove less troublesome than a long-term incompatible "trigger" relationship full of strife and horror.

Of those unfortunate souls who find themselves in a tribulative incompatible relationship with one of the 99%, it's common sense that grief levels will far outweigh any possible grief produced by responsibly drinking a glass (or two or three) of your favorite beer. They will probably drink beer anyway, so remove the grief and you are left with a better situation, and you get to drink beer.

I don't see how this would need to be defended any further? It seems self-evident.

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