“What you pay for in life, you get. What you don’t pay for, you don’t get. The currency, is a concerted, persistent effort in thought, word, and deed. Each designed to raise expectations, instill optimism, and imply your inevitable success.”
“If you avoid the situation, the thought avoids you”
It’s not the one drink itself I fear. It’s the thought that one drink will be alright. It wont.
The thought that everything is ok now, and one drink is achievable. This is the deceit, the step into a hole that could be a puddle or a step off a skyscraper.