On peer-pressure, illegal substances and yourself
I feel that I have to write this because I hold some knowledge on the subject of peer-pressure, illegal substances and such. Perhaps what follows can be seen as survival tips ... either way let the kids know:
To be cool or popular does not mean that you need to have a flashy car, designer cloths, or a blunt in your mouth while you’re mixing your Champagne with Hypnotic. That’s all show: it’s circus and even the circus gets boring. Trust me, been there and done that: after a while, it’s like: “meh ...”. You gotta be yourself then, respect comes.
Watch for the peer-pressure - it’s a nasty thing ‘cause it doesn’t allow you to be who you are. It tries to mold you into what other people are and that’s how we get masses of people turning into sheep. Have the courage to stand against the mass-brainwashing advertisment campaigns and the expectations of others. Stand defiant and say: “I’m Me and I’ll make my own trail – I ain’t a follower”. At the same time though, be not afraid to ask for guidance or other people’s opinions. The important part is to remember that: it’s all opinion and you control your own choices.
Knowing yourself is critical. We’re all really good at some things and not so good at others. We may need more practice with some things and less at others. We may be able to handle some substances better and we might not be able to handle some at all ... yes, I am getting to drugs now.
It’s a field day out-there with mind-altering substances at the moment and my concern is that kids are dipping into them at younger and younger ages. That is not good for the brain at all, since it is still developing and forming until roughly the age of eighteen to twenty years old.
I am not sure what the rush to try drugs is for either ... Some Egyptians were smoking opium thousands of years ago and guess what: it’s still around ... it’s not going anywhere so, there’s no need to hurry to try it at an early age.
Drugs are tough on the body in every conceivable way too ... this is very important to remember. If you are one who neglects their body, drugs will turn you into Smigles really fast and all you’ll be doing is searching for that ring, or the next blast/hit ... trust me, I know. I’ve seen it and I see it ... with drugs it’s a constant, never-ending battle of the will: lose the battle you lose yourself and the drug takes over. From that point on, you’re just a walking zombie.
I suppose the moral is: if you fuck with drugs, know what you’re getting yourself into. It’s a game that can cost you your life. I am not kidding in any way. I have had friends who have lost their souls ...
Drugs are getting dirtier and dirtier nowadays. Cutting costs is something which happens in the underground economy too and cutting costs in making ecstasy for example, means that it is no longer made from MDMA. Now they cap whatever they find in the medicine cabinet ... nasty and utterly immoral if you ask me ... And when it comes to cocaine, it is cut with anything and everything at hand as well. There have been deaths here in Ontario in the last couple of years, from cocaine that was cut with who knows what ... it’s not a game to take lightly ...
Just be careful and educate yourself. That’s my message. Forget about peer-pressure because it’s just stupid – it defeats creativity and individualsim. Be yourself and be smart!!
All the best.