Position 5 Hard Support
I'm no proselytizer myself and what you're saying is spot-on. What I'd like to add though is to be ready for when you get someone curious about it. Have a good story and good information about kava so they can be better informed long-term. But if they don't care, their lack of interest doesn't hurt you. Just make yourself another shell and see where your mind takes you.The best way to get kava more accepted is to stop "hiding" it. For the longest time I didn't tell anyone my use. Once I stopped hiding it and just openly started using it, more and more folks are interested. My wife now drinks almost nightly with me, if I need a shell at work I shake up an aluball, I openly drink it in front of friends and family. The only real issue with acceptance that I have seen is some confusing it with the other K and a warning from my FIL to watch out for drug interactions (at 80+ he probably just read an article about scary supplements...). Otherwise no one cares. Acceptance comes from not treating it as something to hide. Nobody seems to care that 85% of the US population starts their day with a psychoactive compound...they shouldn't care one bit about my use either.