I have never been drunk in my life. This is not a triumph of will over circumstance; it is simply that I am frightened by the thought of losing control of my actions.
Yesterday, I drove from Virginia to Pennsylvania. I hadn't eaten breakfast or lunch. It was raining. And at least four times, I woke up as I was driving. I was not awake enough to realize that I should not be driving. That I was too tired to make rational decisions.
This morning, remembering this, it scared the hell out of me.