I hate those who remember what it was at the feast.
Lucian of Samosata
In our institute was a very cool guy, one of the most talented students, architects, went on to become an artist. Erudite, witty, inventive, a great orator, the soul of the company. On the one feature – he was chasing the state “to drink like crazy.” If a student revelry took place without “consequences” – he was just bored of it to remember. Conversely, if it is anything about her he could not remember – it roused in him a keen interest – he was running on all parties to binge and figured out what he had done yesterday in the frenzy. He was important to know what he, as himself has no control over. What he “really”. That is in reasonable condition it is “not really”, and the unconscious – is the “true it is.”
All human beings are divided into types according to their degree of rationality conception of life and behavior in a given situation. Each of you can give examples from their lives fierce rationalists flash the reality of his laser piercing intellect, and very intuitive, who cherish their unconscious at couches of psychoanalysts (when not engaged in the definition of the color of their auras).
In the history of philosophy, it is easy to find an appropriate theoretical construct. For example, very bright genealogy traced the rational and irrational in its work in 1872 nisprovergatel great heroes, the representative of the philosophy of life, Friedrich Nietzsche . He presented it as Apollonian and Dionysian type of consciousness and culture.
Apollonian beginning, represented, respectively, the Greek god Apollo represents order, clarity, light, harmony in man. Dionysian – in the face of Dionysus – is responsible for the deep, natural, original part of the human soul.
According to Nietzsche’s thought, the function of these two gods, among other things – to get rid of the initial tragedy of life, fear of death.
Apollo – a bailout mind games that appear in slender theories and artistic images that allow a person to channel his fear of death in creative activities.
Dionysus – relieving the fear of death oblivion in drunkenness and merge with nature, manifested in the release of all natural, instinctive, sensual in a man in a frenzy of animal unconscious and uncontrolled mind and culture.
When applied to the wine theme and modernity: Dionysus is the one who is prone to a kind of bacchanalian actual counterparts, allowing to forget “in the face of harsh reality”, and Apollon, it is likely someone who does not allow alcohol to stand between themselves and reality.
Each of us in this sense - always or occasionally – Apollo and Dionysus – decide for yourself. My scale of alcohol-the irrationality of rationality is bounded from below and above the two extreme clinical cases. The one I outlined earlier in this article, and the other will be at the end:
Drunkenness is an exercise in folly.
Recently I met another interesting person, an antipode of the first. A successful businessman, keen traveler extremals – the Himalayas, scuba diving, hot air ballooning, skiing, ATV. The whole adrenaline captured them on video almost professional quality, then there is a man among other things, an excellent knowledge of high technology. The mouth does not take a drop. Under any circumstances. Gathering company, we always buy for him, “bezalkogol. Completely healthy, do not drink on principle – does not want to cloud your mind with any artificial means. Loss of control over himself – is the loss itself. “I’m real” – is “I’m sober.” As he likes to say, my head – my only tool, and I can not let him grow blunt about wine.