Well yeah being mature means being on drugs to look cool. Come on.
At 1/26/09 05:20 PM, MICHhimself wrote:
Fucked up the quote tree. I 'pologize first off for that.
note: salvia is not scheduled, and therefore legal in the US.
Who said we were talking about drugs makin ya look cool and such?
Plenty of people avoid everything altogether. That's their choice to make. Sure.. the "straight-edge" thing seems rather lame to lots of people.. but as long as you're not "hate-edge" then really.. I have no problem with you.
For those not familiar with this terminology... Straight-edge: refers to people that decide not to do anything... leading a pure existence without use of alcohol, tobacco, etc. Hate-edge: Straight-edge people that take the additional step of hating/attempting to force people to not do such things.
People spend far too much time trying to control or bend the will of others. Countries have even gone to the extremes of creating large enforcement agencies to do so. Here in America, we have the DEA and the ATF.. Most everywhere has something or another, with various penalties towards various substance use, production, and/or sale.
Some things are understandably very.. very.. bad. Many chemicals are extremely addictive.. physically as well as mentally. Cigarettes are a prime example of this. If you don't have the will power to control useage.. well.. you are bound to spend hundreds of dollars a year.. in some cases, a month.. just to satisfy the addiction.
I smoke cigarettes on occasion.. but I prefer cigars and pipes. I'm not addicted to any of the three. Just enjoy the stuff from time to time. Just to throw that in there.
Anywho.. the stuff is legal almost everywhere, with certain restrictions on age and useage. (Very lenient the law is here, despite massive amounts of research showing the various health risks due to it.)
However, many other things with the same addictive potential are scheduled, and carry heavy legal reprimands if you are caught even using the stuff.. Some others aren't even remotely addictive, others more don't even carry the health risks, and are scheduled as well..
Now.. I'm not saying governments should be legalizing everything and putting it up for sale. However.. decriminalizing things would make a lot of sense. Many people carry longer prison sentences because they were caught selling drugs than people that were caught for raping several children.
It's ridiculous. Srsly.
So yeah. Kids. Don't do drugs. M'kay?