Drick inte öl

Jag dricker inte öl. Min känsliga tunga kommer inte så bra överens med dryckens beskhet. Men därutöver finns det något i öldrickarmentaliteten som inte passar ihop med min introverta personlighet. Här ligger jag nära Nietzsches syn, såsom den beskrivs av H.L. Mencken:

The days of his youth — of his carefree, merry gamboling — were over. Hereafter he was all solemnity and all seriousness. ”From these early experiences,” says his sister, ”there remained with him a life-long aversion to smoking, beer-drinking and the whole biergemütlichkeit …” He maintained that people who drank beer and smoked pipes were absolutely incapable of understanding him. Such people, he thought lacked the delicacy and clearness of perception necessary to grasp profound and subtle propositions.

Denna syn påminner mig om min vän Ralfs grund för helnykterhet.