Do you know when?
Do you know how?
Do you know why?
These questions can relate to just about any situation, from consumption of alcoholic beverages to intimate relations (sex) with another person.
Based on personal experiences, I tend to avoid becoming intoxicated from liquor, not that I don’t imbibe, in fact I do enjoy an occasional shot of whiskey…I just happen to know my limit. I have a fully stocked bar and have hardly consumed a drop in over six months. I also avoid intoxicating or mind altering pharmaceuticals. I’ll take an aspirin for a head ache or an antacid for a sour stomach but that’s about it.
So I guess the question is: Do you know enough to say no?
When?
How?
Why?




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  1. ladybarbara 4 weeks ago

    Yes. I know when to say, “No”. I don’t drink alcohol, unless I am tasting something my man brewed —- like the honey mead he brews. Then, I only taste it for my opinion of it. I am one of those people who gets drunk with only one drink and I do not like the feeling of being drunk, or even high. I do not smoke and never started. I hate smoke. It causes migraine headaches that are painful —- like being stabbed in the sinuses with a sharp knife. I don’t even take an aspirin, unless my blood pressure is dangerously high and I think I might die if I don’t do something to bring it down.

    It is easy to say, “No” to sex with someone I don’t want in my sex life. However, when I have a headache, sex will cure it, with the right person. I don’t have sex unless I want that person in my intimate life. The older I get, the easier, “No” gets.

    I do have a problem saying, “No” to invitations from my community’s Baha’is for dinners and some meetings. I tend to say, “Yes” and then conveniently FORGET to go —– then blame it on my elderly age. Tonight there is a soup dinner and the playing of the video for the celebration of Baha’u’llah’s 200th birthday and I did not say, “No”. To say no to that would have caused gasps and frowns from fellow Baha’is. So, I am actively pretending that it slipped my mind and missing it on purpose.

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  2. BelleMadre 4 weeks ago

    yep
    took many a missed lesson and finally some lessons learned
    but what i learned is the value of listening to myself, and doing what rings true. there are a lot of things i no longer do. ill say yes when i am good n ready, but until them im good with nope… and in doing what is best for me. which right now is focusing on other things that that which i used to say yes to

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