I remember an NGO flier that was popular in the 80s. It was taken as fact at the time. It was handed out when I was in the Marines.
It said "If you answer yes to any of these, you are an alcoholic". The first question was "Do you deny that you are an alcoholic?"
So in order to be an alcoholic you have to deny your an alcoholic but you aren't an alcoholic if you deny you're an alcoholic...it's gona all Catch-22
In seriousness though I do really love the flavor of high alcohol beers and I can't understand why commercial examples of the highest alcohol beers are bottled in the bigest bottles. I have been keeping tasting notes on beers for years and have tasted many hundreds of beers. Up until last year I would open a 24oz or 750ml bottle 11% moster beer and drink it all myself. I've really stopped enjoying doing that because I'm sick of getting snookered from one of those bottles. Now if I open one of those bottles it is with freinds or early on a weekend.
I, like many have said in this thread have been drinking and brewing more session beers. My last two beers were pale ales at 5.5% and 4.5%. I love the complexity of high alcohol beers but have also come to really appreciate craft it takes to make a great low alcohol beer. I also like to be able to have two beers without catching a buzz.
I love beer and I drink at least a beer every day. I also love food and I cook and eat every day. Like folks have already said it's about self control and moderation. Too many beers a night leave me tired and mentally sluggish as does consuming a massive amount of food at dinner. So to paraphrase Michael Pollan, eat food, mostly plants, not too much and drink some