If you head to an American beach town, you will see Bob Marley and Irish Drinking t-shirts on sale at every vendor. On SaintPatricksDay, people across the globe gather together wearing green, making toasts, and getting hammered. A fact; God created beer to prevent the Irish from taking over the world. And everyone knows that the only difference between an Irish wedding and an Irish funeral is one less drunk.
In many instances (too many???), when people think of the Irish, they associate it with the over consumption of alcohol. Folks are drawn to Irish culture because they link it with drinking and having a good time…but is this for better or worse? Is it something that Irish individuals should work to change or embrace? Is this a fair sterotype? Is this perspective an Irish-American one or do people around the world think similarly of the Irish?
What do you think?