MyWords | To the people who think smoking, alcohol and drugs are cool
I have a busy life.
I’m sure you have one, too.
We all live our day to day lives coping up with the circumstances that fall in our way and then go to bed. Some fall asleep through the sheer exhaustion of passing a day and others, they take an escape route.
I am writing this because I recently came across somebody who thinks smoking is cool. And well, we all know this is not limited to just one person. I have seen my share of substance abusers. I have seen my classmates go from engineering freshers to drug addicts. And I have seen families getting ruined because that one member could not handle his/her addiction. Bottom line? Breakups, divorces, deaths and what not.
Everything is good if done in moderation.
That’s true, isn’t it? Nothing hurts until it passes the limits of moderation.
But what if the limits of moderation change everyday? What if the point of extreme one day is the point of moderation, a month later? And then, boom! You’re taking your poison everyday and making your life hell.
Now, who actually gets affected?
It’s you, of course. But it’s also the tens of people associated with you who have to put up with your shit. Your family, your friends, your spouse, your kids, your parents. The list goes on and so does the harm.
When I searched “Reasons behind addiction”, a shocking list included things like being lonely, bad relationship with parents, personal life issues, for fun etc. Are these enough to be the reasons behind the mess that is being created today? You’re lonely? Go talk to people and make some friends. You have a bad relationship with your parents? Make it better or move out, start afresh. Personal life issues? Get a therapist. Get help.
And if you’re doing it just because it’s cool, dude, stop fucking with your life. You think it’s cool because you’re trying the escape route. And if you’re doing it because you’re bored, well, who’s the idiot then?
Smoking, alcohol and drugs can cause you to lose your ability to remember things, to think clearly and to act properly. They give you the impression that you are more alert and aware, but you are actually less aware, and less alert.
We all get addicted to something that takes away the pain. Come back to the reality, stop escaping it. It’s either the recovery or the relapse. Make sure it’s recovery for you.