Which breeds reckless abuse and behavior in the use of alcohol. Coupled with a lack of appreciation and respect—for both the complete effects of its over-consumption and the complex culture and craft of producing great products and experiences- you have an unhealthy and destructive relationship before even reaching “legal” age.
Enjoyment is not employing a “rush to drunk” agenda. Intoxication is, by definition, a toxic state — one to be aware of, balanced, understood, approached or avoided with care.
I am thankful for those lessons of appreciation, analysis, and enjoyment from my family and friends growing up. To each their own, but a slowly enjoyed craft beer, complex wine, or aged liquor carries a certain privilege and awareness to the drinking experience. You don’t have to be a snob, however, to embrace or spread a healthier alcohol culture.