Having satisfied my vanity, lets go to the point. Which is a conversation I remember with a drunken worker. He told me that his father was also a drunkard (שתיין) and they had thought why was so and arrived to the conclusion that it was because they were very intelligent. At the time it seemed to me a very strange thing to say.
Yet it appears that they were right. Intelligent people drinks more, drunkards are intelligent. Prof. Satoshi Kanazawa, an evolutionary psychologist, says so.
"Not only are more intelligent individuals more likely to consume more alcohol more frequently, they are more likely to engage in binge drinking and to get drunk. Consistent with the prediction of the Hypothesis, more intelligent individuals consume larger quantities of alcohol more frequently than less intelligent individuals. The data presented in the post come from the National Child Development Study in the United Kingdom.... The more intelligent they are in childhood, the more and the more frequently they consume alcohol in their adulthood."
The pic shows Nakae Chosin, an exceptionally intelligent man. In Japan's strinctly stratified society of the 19th Century, he easily rocketed to the top. He was a famous drunkard.