When I was a child, my parents sold beer in their rural Missouri restaurant. No one ever told me I couldn’t help myself or that it was against the law for me to drink, yet I never did.
Why? Probably because there was no fun in sneaking beer behind my parents’ back since they didn’t seem to care if I did so. I have a hunch this is why I rarely consume alcoholic beverages today.
I wonder if we might experience less alcoholism in our society if the legal drinking age were lowered or possibly eliminated.