once this bartender
who was training me how to tend bar years ago, said, "all of society revolves around alcohol."
at the time i thought he was nuts. i pondered over how anyone could say or even think such a thing in any sort of seriousness. i had never really been exposed to alcohol, ever. he on the other hand, had grown up in the middle of the stuff.
about six months later and well into all stages of tending bar, i was thinking, "yeah, society does revolve around alcohol."
now, i'm back to my original position on the subject.
yes, this does relate to your post.