Saturday, January 2, 2016
New Year's resolution
In a long story in this month's Success magazine, Carey recounts his well-known bouts of suicidal depression as a teenager, and his lifelong struggles with physical health issues. As anybody can verify from watching The Price is Right, Drew has shed a lot of weight and a lot of other problems, including a nasty drinking habit. Just to test himself Carey recently tried an experiment in Germany...
I'm not an alcoholic, but I used to drink a lot. So I decided to go to a beer hall in Berlin and get drunk for the first time in almost five years. And I didn't like it. I didn't like being drunk, didn't like the after-effects because I can't think. I didn't enjoy it, so I probably won't ever do it again.
Carey goes on to advise young people to set goals in life and stick to them. Sounds like simple, almost clichéd advice, but it's worked for him. A personal note: I can't say I've emulated Drew's weight loss - far from it, I'm afraid - but I did stop drinking a long time ago. That helped.