Type the word “pothead” into the search if you want to see America’s future. Be prepared though; it’s pretty depressing.
A blog search like this, will reveal . . . can help us see into the decayed world of those who think pot is ok . . . . the lack of education, the constant and required offensive words, the lack of direction and drive . . . .
Pot is one of the most insiduous drugs there is – the user cannot see what is happening to them!
Most users also learn to “see” no value to education – of those that continue to pursue their schooling, most are fooling themselves – they’ve just learned how to play the games. In the long run, one way or another, their values and lifestyle will result in devestation. Some grow out of it; most don’t.
A pothead’s entire existance becomes seeking the high; they cannot see the depression that comes from using! They are actually attempting to get back to normal. You can dismiss this, but I’ve seen it from both sides – as a user of 11+ years and as an anti-drug activist for 25+ years.
A few years ago, when my son was about to go away to college, and he was riding with me one day, I realized he was a captive audience. I told him I wanted to tell him one thing about pot use. He ‘cringed’ inside and told me he knew, and that he didn’t need a lecture …
I asked him to put up with it – that it wouldn’t take but a minute. He shrugged; I began.
I told him, “I know you’ve seen my anti-drug work and you know why; what I want you to know is that at some point, you’ll have a friend who tells you something that’ll make you aware he’s considering using pot”. I realized he’d looked over at me and though I didn’t have to return his glance, I realized he was really listening.
I continued, “When one does, I’d ask you to say this to him … or her …”
“You know users or you wouldn’t be thinking of this, but do me a favor; they try to make others think they’re having a good time but they’re just trying to make themselves feel like what they’re doing is ok because their friends become like them … Please, . . . before you even consider trying pot, do these two things for me:
- watch them for 6 months and you’ll see their lives begin to fall apart – you’ll realize they will not see it, but you will; it’ll be real clear – it’s a constant!
- also, if you know their former friends – their close friends, people who they’re no longer friends with, … contact them and ask them what happened – how your common friend changed. You do that and you’ll never try it!”
The conversation over, my son, at this point was silent; we’d pulled into the driveway, yet he didn’t immediately jump out, to end the conversation . . . . That surprised me and when I looked over at him, I saw that his eyes had welled up with tears. He said to me “I wish dad, you’d told me that a few years back.”
“Now, I do too; wish I’d have thought of it . . . . I knew you were ok, but . . .” I went silent – choked up.
I’d caught the emotion in his voice and as we continued, I told him I’d chased our neighbor, his old friend Rick, off, from where the dealers gather, downtown. I was to be more upset though; we both knew about Rick; it was someone else he had walked away from; he couldn’t watch them destroy their life anymore – I was encouraged that he’d told her why . . . . and I wished even more I’d had the impetus, … the smarts, to say what I had, a lot sooner!
Although I tried to go back in my head, I could never pinpoint who it was that my son had been referring to; if he’d wanted me to know, he’d have told me; it was apparent he didn’t want me to know and I didn’t pry . . . . He has long impressed me with his wisdom and good decisions; I’m truly blessed! I just made a commitment . . . to myself, to talk more – to the people I meet, to the people I love – with anyone who will listen! What more can one do?
I’m just real tired of seeing marijuana’s obvious connection to bi-polar, (users who suffer from bi-polar rarely admit they used pot before diagnosis), schizophrenia, to lung diseases – cancer / emphysema, etc. (if you’re as old as I am, you’ll remember that before the link between all these symptoms was proved, the tobacco industry had hired doctors to say smoking was even healthy), . . . to one’s unhinging from reality, lost lives, addiction, gatewat to other drugs, cancer of users’ children, . . . . the problems just go on and on!
Just like an alcoholic in denial, they’ve convinced themselves they’re right, that it’s safe, but absolutely no social good comes from marijuana! And the social ills are unending! With pot as expensive as gold now, people even neglect their children for want of pot!
With your children though, don’t wait. Talk to them soon; talk to your friends about drugs in front of your children often! You cannot know who it may help.