While you may be trying to say something about a human tendency to want what we do not have, your question really just comes off as an amusing sort of babbling, as if perhaps you have so much water you are drinking a few beers.
From what I can surmise, what you are really talking about is the law of supply and demand with a little bit of human nature thrown in. When something is in abundant supply, demand decreases, but when the supply dwindles, that same commodity becomes precious and much higher in demand. That’s why people who have very little water savor their water and want to drink water. People with all the water they will ever need tend to see it as a worthless, tasteless liquid that is best used for bathing and not drinking. This means the only beverages worth drinking are those in more limited supply or those that take some effort to create.
Even so, your “question” is not altogether valid because a lot of people would drink chocolate milk instead of beer. Some people would choose tea, especially in the morning. Others prefer a sports drink like Gatorade, and yet others would drink Coke. Many people would go the opposite direction and drink hard liquor.
Interestingly, for much of the history of civilization, beer was drunk more than water. It was the regular beverage at every meal, apportioned to young and old alike. This is because fresh water has a limited shelf life. After sitting out for a few days, bacteria and algae begin to grow in fresh water, making it unsafe to drink.
Beer, on the other hand, keeps much longer than water because of two basic components. The first component is the alcohol. Alcohol kills bacteria, so colonies form much more slowly, if at all. Secondly, one of the main ingredients of alcohol is hops, which is also a natural antiseptic.
It is only recently, after improved methods of bottling and containment were put into use did water once again become the beverage of choice for most people around the globe.
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