How many of you have woken up the morning after an insanely drunk night, grabbed your phone and began recapping the blurry series of events from the previous evening. After coming up with a rough conclusion of what went down, you immediately declare yourself the biggest drunken idiot that has ever hit Richmond Row (although, not likely). There is a lot to be said about a person’s actions and/or words while under the influence. Which begs me ask the question: Are drunken words really sober thoughts?
There are several opinions on this issue. Therefore, I have gathered some personal thoughts from our very own Richmond Rowers, who will stay anonymous.
“Personally, and from an unscientific, un-’over-analytical’ standpoint, I feel that this is true. When one consumes a certain number of alcoholic beverages, in the right environmental conditions, it can lead to an emotionally driven disclosure of personal information. Because of the impaired nature of the individual disclosing such information, said information is often delivered free of personal regard for privacy and ‘falsehood’, and such ‘spilling your heart out’ is common. That being said, I’m currently sober as I write this, so who knows if I’m telling the truth. Buy me 4 Coronas and 8 vodka water barlimes at JBR’s and we’ll see if I’m still saying the same thing.”
“Ever heard of liquid courage? I find that alcohol allows people to say things they never could even dream of saying when sober.”
“I do think people let their guard down when intoxicated. There are so many people out there to tend to hide their feelings when sober, and admit them when they’re drunk. Questions are then left unanswered, and you don’t know where you stand. If a guy only admitted his feelings for me when drunk, that’s the first sign that I should get out of there.”
“Definitely not. How many things do you regret doing when you’re drunk? Consider that. Alcohol can’t make you think or feel things.”
“People who are drunk talkers are cowards. If you can’t say something sober, then why the hell would you say it drunk? Don’t take anyone seriously when they’re hammered, it’s a waste of time.”
“Beer Goggles. Enough said.”
That being said, alcohol affects everyone differently in distinctive ways. Is there really a definite answer to this question? Probably not. It depends on the person, the situation and what is being said or done. People’s inhibitions go out the window when they’re drunk. My advice? If you don’t feel the same way about something when you’re sober, you definitely shouldn’t feel it when you’re drunk. Anyways, expect the unexpected.
Much love xo