In writing my post today about what we can learn from Maureen Dowd’s bad high, I unearthed a piece from years ago about learning how to drink. Because of that reminiscence, and because it is Wednesday and we could all use a lift to get us through the week, here is our question of the day: How did you learn the norms of alcohol consumption, and how did you figure out what you like to drink? If you do not drink alcohol, I also am curious about how you reached that decision.

John Green, author of John Green, author of “The Fault in Our Stars.” (Richard Drew/Associated Press)

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Alyssa Rosenberg blogs about pop culture for The Washington Post's Opinions section.