The blood alcohol content of human beings at birth is less than 0.05%. With some wine, we are the best selves.We reviewed the theory of the movie with the professor of physiology One more round, The 2021 winner of the Oscar for Best Foreign Film.
Oscar winner for best foreign film, One more round It is talking about crises and men, but fundamentally, it is talking about drinking.
It is directed by Thomas Vinterberg and its argument is based on the theory that a little drunkenness is the best version of ourselves.
This is what his formulation shows: there is a theory that we should have a small amount of alcohol in our blood when we are born. A slight intoxication will open our vision of the world around us, thereby reducing our problems and improving our creativity.
Encouraged by this theory, the four protagonists of the film, Martin and his three friends (all tired high school teachers) conducted an experiment to maintain a constant level of alcoholism throughout the working day.
It must be added that everyone experienced a Morokoda crisis in their forties, bored, out of love, disappointed and overwhelmed with all the happiness that middle-class successful people should have sought. In order to get rid of a boring life, they decided to test the theory of 0.05% blood alcohol deficiency.
Thomas Vinterberg explained his thoughts on the film:
“I never drink before breakfast.” The quote comes from Winston Churchill, who, under the constant and excessive influence of alcohol, helped defeat the Germans and won the Second World War.
Other great thinkers, artists and writers, such as Tchaikovsky and Hemingway, have found courage and inspiration in this way. After drinking the first few cups, we all know that the conversation has been prolonged, the room has become bigger, and the problem has become smaller.
The director added in his notes: “In this film, we want to test and praise the ability of alcohol to liberate people. This film is inspired by the theory of Finn Skårderud, a Norwegian psychologist, who said that men are born with insufficient blood alcohol levels. 0.5”.
Theories not written by Norwegian psychologists
I’m very sorry, but the Norwegian psychologist mentioned in the film never talked about this theory. Finn Skårderud wrote an article about Psykologisk. Don’t deny it.
The reason for this misunderstanding is that a few years ago, he wrote the foreword for an Italian book “On the Psychological Effects of Wine”.
In the preface, he stated that “the cerebral cortex is too thin to handle all the complex tasks we expect as modern humans.”
As psychologists wrote in that preface, this thinning of the cerebral cortex is the reason why our bad thoughts are “trapped”, even if these thoughts attack us.
Skårderud adds that a few glasses of wine will have the effect of a “corkscrew”, and mental trash will flow and leave us alone.
After the second glass, “you realize that the only mistake is the wine you are missing.” Later, he added: “People forgot about people with 0.05% less alcohol.”
Skårderud explained that there is no scientific theory behind all of this, just a compliment to wine.
Physiologist’s opinion One more round
With these, we invite Manuel Castillo, a professor of science at the University of Granada One more round, And disassembly theory.
What the film says is reasonable: a small amount of alcohol in the blood will have one effect, and a large amount of alcohol will have another effect. But the latter is very negative.”
“What cannot be said is that, as the movie says, a blood alcohol level of 0.05% is precisely required. In addition, everyone responds to alcohol very differently. In the same way, we face pressure or social pressure in different ways, This is the stress that we usually strive to reduce when drinking for this purpose.”
Some people may think that it is a good mood when drinking beer with friends, a night of gin and tonics, and very cool cava is very positive.
“Social relations can flow better, tension and even attractiveness can be reduced. Without alcohol, people’s views will be different.”
Is there a few wines in our best version? If we are intoxicated, will we be better? “No one drinks better because it means a disease related to overconsumption. Consumption is very small. Studies have found that alcohol can improve spoken language and make it easier (inhibition) to speak a language that is not your own. Society Relationships can also flow better, reducing tension and even attractiveness. If there is no alcohol, people will feel different.”
Castillo Garzón emphasized that “getting better” is a huge subjective component, and it depends on what everyone thinks of getting better or getting better. These states may or may not enter the state you think is best for you, becoming more tolerant, more compassionate, and making yourself more cheerful and relaxed. The physiologist emphasized: “However, the courage is greater, the consciousness is lighter, and more unconstrained, let alone drunk.”
However, in addition to being subjective, the effects of alcohol undoubtedly have a physiological basis.
“This is related to the effect of alcohol on the two neurotransmitters glutamate and GABA involved in behavior.” The neurotransmitter GABA (γ-aminobutyric acid) basically has an inhibitory effect on our central nervous system, and when we maintain Its effect is dominant when calming, relaxing or falling asleep.”
«On the other hand, as an excitatory neurotransmitter, L-glutamate and GABA are in a balanced state. When we are excited or nervous, its activity dominates. “Alcohol activates GABA and inhibits excitatory L-glutamate. Too excited, too stressful, it is toxic.
“Animals living in society, especially humans, are constrained by a powerful behavioral inhibition system precisely controlled by glutamate”
It is said that glutamic acid has excitotoxicity. In that case, using less L-glutamic acid can be good for us. Animals living in society, especially humans, are controlled by a powerful behavioral inhibition system precisely controlled by glutamate. These systems will restrain us and suppress us so as not to do things that are not accepted by society or pose risks. By reducing his excitement, we become unconstrained and we can do things that we cannot do without alcohol. We are more relaxed, more calm, and safer, and we are no longer bound by the consequences or what they say. Castillo Garzón (Castillo Garzón) continued: “There are several types of wines. You don’t think so highly of these situations, but they also bring risks.”
People are exploring the use of marijuana to relieve pain, and the use of magic mushrooms to treat depression. Isn’t alcohol considered a cure at all? “Alcohol has been explored as a variety of treatments. In fact, for a long time, it has been used as a medicine without anesthesia; in the absence of anesthesia, it has been used as an analgesic. It can even be stimulated. Your appetite. In order to promote social cohesion, wine is even popular. It is part of certain religious culture. It is so old and has been with us for a long time that it is no longer considered a kind of Part of the lifestyle.”
The oldest alcoholic beverage in the world is a mixed fermentation broth of rice, honey, hawthorn and/or grapes. The residues of these wines date back to 9,000 years ago. They were recovered from ancient pottery in the Neolithic village Jiahu in the Yellow River Valley. This drink predates the oldest wine evidence from the Middle East for more than 500 years.
In 2000 C., the Sumerians have elaborated recipes for eight different beers made from barley and eight types of wheat
As for beer, it appears in an epic story Gilgamesh (About 2500 BC or 3500 BC). In 2000 C., the Sumerians brewed eight different beers for barley and eight types of wheat.
Therefore, we drink more than milk. A study of milk shows that Central Europe started to consume milk 7,500 years ago. University College London (UCL), Published in the magazine PLOS Computational Biology.These ancestors were the first to be able to digest the product and survive.
The tolerance of alcohol and lactose has a parallel distribution among different races, which is the corresponding result of the domestication of agriculture and livestock.
Choice allows us to metabolize alcohol today, but not everyone can metabolize it equally. “Humans have done compelling work in a healthy way. We Caucasians have survived, and we have chosen ourselves. These people have the ability to metabolize alcohol. Millions of people who do not have this ability have been left behind. The tolerance of alcohol and lactose has a parallel distribution among different races, which is the corresponding result of the domestication of agriculture and animal husbandry.” explained the professor of physiology.
Without society, is there no wine? “Every society has its “alkaloid” and it needs it as a coping method. Life used to be so difficult and difficult to face, and life was so difficult that people sought help to face it. We need a coping mechanism to make We are freed from the hardships of survival and the harsh social conditions.
“Each society has determined its own mechanisms and means to promote this response, namely resilience. Western countries used to drink alcohol. In other countries, it is hemp, opium, marijuana, coca, mezcal, mushroom or peace Tobacco pipes. The problem is that when a society is exposed to a substance that is unprepared and unadapted to, like what happens in the Australian indigenous peoples or alcohol in the western United States. Australia and New Zealand are conquered by alcohol, when When you expose Europeans to the coca that is common in the Andes, we will have tragedies.”
“We white people use alcohol as our drug and as a coping mechanism. Throughout history, when conflicts or social tensions arise, drinking alcohol can sometimes make things easier. Attempts to ban the ban have not been successful, and It has caused more conflicts.”
Manuel Castillo Garzón warned that there are very few blacks or whites in this life. Therefore, we have reached the B side of the drink. “Before, the consumption of alcohol was very limited because it was expensive and scarce. It took a long time to make wine. Grapes had to be planted, collected, transferred to barrels, and then deteriorated… Now we can do it in any supermarket. Buy wine in bulk”.
Gradually, we are getting closer and closer to the drama. “In short, any bad things, we may even die from drinking too much water. Paracelsus said that this is poison. It happens with drugs and food. Of course there is alcohol.”
Although it has been living for 9000 years, there are some things that can turn this happy relationship into a toxic love.
“The biggest problem is related to tolerance and addiction. Many drugs can be tolerated, and the dose must be increased to have an effect. Alcohol can also cause this, and alcohol can also have an addictive effect because it can relieve stress and even excitement. All of this means that you don’t want to lose it, and you will become addicted. And because the dose you need is increasing, it will eventually become toxic.”
Next round, yes, but how much? “Not everyone who drinks alcohol is addicted, far from it. But some. And the damage there is overwhelming. If you can read about a son whose father died in a car accident due to alcohol, or lost due to cirrhosis of the liver The father of his partner, it is hard to say even if it is a small amount to talk about the benefits of wine. You must go to the dark side.