I mean, in my defense, it isn't like I get hammered and start fights with the TV or cry myself to sleep over some hardship.
Look, I love drinking. The taste, the smell, the warm rush as the buzz takes hold. That perfect level of relaxed that you can maintain with just a small sip every so often.
I drink because I enjoy it. I don't need it to be extroverted, nor do I need it to "say what I really feel". I don't need a single drink to go out and have a good time. (Not saying you or anyone does, just making a point.) I drink because I like the way it feels, at the time. (I'm too old to like the way it feels the next day lol.)
Why the fuck would I want to piss away the awesome by generally ignoring it due to having to have conversation, or pay attention to anyone else?
Give me a 4 finger glass of whiskey, some music* that fits my mood and knowing my family is upstairs safe and asleep... I'm in hog fucking heaven. I can ponder life's eternal questions, or read about something that interests me. Or I can sit there and just chill. I don't have to answer to anyone, nor do anything I don't want to do, like talk to someone. (I'm an extrovert, but some days I've just had enough of people.)
*Been listening to Slash's new stuff a lot lately with Myles Kennedy. Seeing as Slash was shit housed for most of his life, he still plays like he is drunk. So when you're drunk... Man does it sound even better.