I asked ChatGPT t write a 500 word blog post on being sober curious.
You can see the experiment on the Low No Drinker Magazine YouTube channel (don't worry the voice over is from the real me, no robot's in earshot!)
Not this bit, human me wrote this bit
I don't yet know where I stand on the whole AI debate. On one hand the advances in modern technology have moved all walks of life (even those that don't partake for many a varied reason from inaccessibility, financial constraint to simple choice) forward in ways we could never have imagined 50, 40, 30 or even 20 years ago.
On the other hand - Terminator, War Games, I Robot and The Matrix. Need I say more?
But never one to turn my back on something just because I don't fully understand it, I thought I'd give the already infamous ChatGPT a try and see where it landed on the most significant part of my life (outside of my family of course) - sober curiosity.
So I took the metaphorical plunge, signed up, spent about 35 seconds learning how to use it (it really is quite easy which I guess is both what makes it great and part of the problem) and I asked it to write a 500 word blog post on being sober curious and this is what it said:
What ChatGPT knows about being sober curious
In recent years, there has been a growing movement of people who are choosing to explore a sober lifestyle. This movement is known as the "sober curious" movement and it is gaining momentum as people become more aware of the benefits of a life free from alcohol. So, what does it mean to be sober curious and why are so many people embracing this lifestyle?
Being sober curious means that you are interested in exploring a life without alcohol. You may choose to take a break from drinking or limit your alcohol intake to special occasions. The sober curious movement is not about being sober all the time, but rather about being more intentional with your alcohol consumption and becoming more aware of the effects that alcohol has on your body and mind.
There are many reasons why people are choosing to be sober curious. Some people may have experienced negative consequences from alcohol such as health issues, relationship problems, or legal troubles. Others may be looking to improve their mental health, sleep quality, or overall well-being. Some may simply want to challenge themselves to see if they can enjoy social situations without alcohol.
One of the main benefits of being sober curious is improved health. Alcohol is a toxin that can have negative effects on the body, including liver damage, increased risk of certain cancers, and high blood pressure. Cutting back on alcohol can help to reduce these health risks and improve overall physical health. Additionally, drinking less alcohol can lead to better sleep quality and increased energy levels.
Another benefit of being sober curious is improved mental health. Alcohol is a depressant that can worsen symptoms of anxiety and depression. By reducing or eliminating alcohol consumption, individuals may experience improved mood, reduced anxiety, and increased clarity of thought.
The sober curious movement is also gaining popularity as people become more aware of the negative impact that alcohol can have on society. Excessive alcohol consumption can lead to drunk driving, violence, and other forms of harm to oneself and others. By choosing to be sober curious, individuals can help to reduce the negative impact of alcohol on their communities.
One of the challenges of being sober curious is navigating social situations without alcohol. Alcohol is often a social lubricant that can help people feel more comfortable in social situations. However, there are many ways to enjoy social situations without alcohol. Some people choose to drink non-alcoholic beverages or mocktails, while others may find other activities to enjoy such as dancing, playing games, or engaging in meaningful conversations.
In conclusion, being sober curious is a lifestyle choice that is gaining momentum as people become more aware of the benefits of a life without alcohol. By choosing to be sober curious, individuals can experience improved physical and mental health, reduce the negative impact of alcohol on their communities, and challenge themselves to find new ways to enjoy social situations. While there may be challenges associated with this lifestyle, the benefits are significant and can lead to a more fulfilling and satisfying life.
The human returns
I decided to post this just as is with no changes to grammar or spelling but even so when I did run a spell check there were only two corrections which was a surprise in itself as most software presents itself in American English but not this time.
So what did you think? Was it a good article? In all honesty I think it's hard to fault its accuracy. The points it made about the reasons people choose an SC life and the various stages they may be in were all correct but did it make you want to keep reading? In fact, if it wasn't for the premise of the experiment would you have read it all?
I think it's fair to say that AI has it's place. And even if I didn't think so it would make no difference as whether we like it or not it's hear to stay. As for how it can help me in my pursuit of a sober curious life? Well I'm still working on figuring that out but I'll be sure to let you know when I do.