Re: WHO: U.S. #1 in substance abuse worldwide
- From: trisha <fridaybears@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2008 21:57:04 -0700 (PDT)
We are also either at the top of the list or in the top 3 when it
comes to greed and selfishness. We want it, we want it all, and we
want it all now. One of the reasons we use drugs so much is because
it is a way of de-stressing after spending a day or a week or a month
trying to be better, make more, and live more lavishly than anyone
else we know. It's an escapist mechanism.
We're not happy. We're miserable because no matter how much we get,
we want more. The TV ads push staying 20 forever - God forbid you get
a wrinkle or a gray hair! It's no longer a distinguished trait to
have a bit of gray at the temples - it jeopardizes your drive to stay
at the top and make the most and maintain fierce competitiveness at
the expense of home and family. We marry to have a family and then
spend thousands of dollars sending our children here and there because
we don't have time to spend with them. This lesson, that sport, those
classes...but no personal time, no snuggling, no giggling and being
silly. We don't have time for that any more.
People use drugs for a reason. It's not just cause it feels good. We
take them to escape the reality that tells us that under all those
fake body parts and under all the fancy accessories our plastic buys
us, we're still as human as the man standing on the corner with the
"will work for food" sign. We take drugs to escape. Our kids take
them because they're bored and nobody is there to tell them that you
can find other ways to feel good in life, ways that are much better
for your brain cells. If a 10-year-old has his own computer with
internet access, his own phone, his own room with everything in it he
asks for because Mom and Dad feel guilty for leaving him alone so
much, what else is there to do?
It's a sign of a sick society, a society drowning its troubles under
the guise of wealth and possessions.
It won't last.
Another 62,000 unemployed this month.
I'm not going in debt for anything. I don't want to lose anything if
the layoffs trickle down to hubby's factory and we're left living on
It's a scary time to live.
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