you must be in a place of compassion and of tenderness for all who are struggling with any kind of addiction. And even though your friend, your family member, your lover, your neighbor, your co-worker, your acquaintance etc.. will all tell you that they are just fine, they are not addicted to anything, and they only like to smoke and drink once in a while, you should still be very worried about them. Why Beloved? Because for every alcoholic drink a person swallows, he or she is damaging their good cells. And for every cigarette or marijuana joint a person inhales, he or she is also damaging good cells, blocking oxygen to their brain just for starters. And so I bring these 2 grave issues to your attention Beloved, because they go hand in hand, the smoker will follow with a drink, the drinker will follow with a smoke sooner than later. Also important to note: Human Beings are the only specie on this planet Earth who will willingly drink poison, smoke it, eat it, swallow it, make love to it, and even brag about how much he or she loves that poison. And before you also go into denial let's look at some fact about these 2 grave issues from the CDC:
Effect Of Smoking Cigarettes:
- Smoking causes many other types of cancer, including cancers of the throat, mouth, nasal cavity, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, kidney, bladder, and cervix, as well as acute myeloid leukemia.
- 8.6 million people live with a serious illness caused by smoking.
- On average, smokers die 13 to 14 years earlier than nonsmokers.
- Nearly 9 out of 10 lung cancers are caused by smoking.
- Each year, primarily because of exposure to secondhand smoke, an estimated 3,000 nonsmoking Americans die of lung cancer,
- Smoking also increases risk for tuberculosis, certain eye diseases, and problems of the immune system, including rheumatoid arthritis.
- Smoking is a known cause of erectile dysfunction in males.
Loss of coordination and distortions in the sense of time, vision and hearing, sleepiness, reddening of the eyes, increased appetite and relaxed muscles. Heart rate can speed up. In fact, in the first hour of smoking marijuana, a user’s risk of a heart attack could increase five-fold. School performance is reduced through impaired memory and lessened ability to solve problems.
LONG-TERM EFFECTS Of Smoking Marijuana:
Long-term use can cause psychotic symptoms. It can also damage the lungs and the heart, worsen the symptoms of bronchitis and cause coughing and wheezing. It may reduce the body’s ability to fight lung infections and illness.
Effects Of Drinking Alcohol
- Chronic alcohol use can damage the frontal lobes of the brain.
- Chronic alcohol use can cause an overall reduction in brain size
- Women absorb alcohol into the bloodstream faster and metabolize it slower than men.
- Women who drink regularly are at significantly greater risk for liver damage than men even if they drink less or drink for a shorter period of time.
- Women develop alcoholic liver disease after a comparatively shorter period of heavy drinking and at a lower level of daily drinking than men.
- Proportionately more alcoholic women die from cirrhosis than do alcoholic men.
- The odds of women experiencing sexual aggression were nine times higher on heavy days of alcohol consumption compared with days of no alcohol consumption.
- There is a greater incidence of alcohol misuse in women with eating disorders, especially bulimia, than in the general population
- One third of suicides are associated with alcohol misuse
And now knowing these basic medical facts about drinking and smoking, do you see why you must have compassion for people who drink and/or smoke, but never join them? And I tell you to never join them because these brothers and sisters will do their best to make you feel like something is very wrong with you for not wanting to drink or smoke, and some will even go as far as trying to ostracize you and bully you if you don't want to have their crazy poison placed inside your pure body. And Why? Because misery loves company, failure loves for others to fail, an addict always wants to feel like he or she has something in common with you, and a sick person and poisonous person will always envy others who are healthy and enjoying a very vibrant lifestyle. So I beg of you Beloved, DO NOT HATE THEM who smoke and / or drink, but HAVE COMPASSION ON THEM whenever you encounter one who has fallen into this deep greasy hole of poison and despair.
All because that person, whom you happen to know and care for, has many reasons why he or she drinks and or smoke. And since most of the time, you will never understand the deep underlying reason why this poisonous addiction has taken a hold of them, because they sometimes do not truly even know what has driven them to drink and smoke, since it could be psychological, mental, emotional, sentimental, physical and even spiritual. Also since every human being is an emotional junkie who must find satisfaction, gratification and joy into any place or situation he or she was expecting it, then when Life had other idea for that person, then he or she will try to escape and find comfort wherever he or she can. Be it inside an alcoholic beverage, or inside a toxic cigarette, or inside the sheet covers of a bed with multiple sexual partners, or inside their refrigerator by over eating, or anywhere else there is anything that will make that person feel good, or escape their problem. But rarely will most ever begin to exercise to have fun, begin to drink water or healthy juice to relax, or read a self help book to past times or go into fasting and spiritually connecting with their Higher Self.
So again, Do Not Hate Them, But Show Them Compassion. Also Again, Do Not, Under Any Circumstances Join Them by letting them pressure you, or allowing them to make you feel that you are not cool, or you are not successful like them if you don't smoke or do drugs, or you will never have their love if you don't swallow poison like they are doing. I MEAN, ASK YOURSELF: ARE THEY WISE AND DO THEY DESERVE YOUR RESPECT AND ADMIRATION? Of Course Not!!! I mean even a Dog will turn away from poison after smelling it, and a tiny Ant will go around any juice you put on the ground that is poisonous to them, and so how is a Sentient Human Being smarter than those supposedly dumb animals, and how can you respect such a person just because he or she makes good money or is popular? Because most people who are weak minded adore Celebrities, Stars and Fake Athletes by following in their footsteps and buying whatever poison he or she puts out there for them to die from, and fail to live a full life contributing to the greatness of Humanity.
And once more, you must not join anyone who smokes - drinks - do drugs - etc... Because if someone falls inside a deep greasy well with no rope and no stairs to climb out of, then you do them no good by jumping inside that well yourself and joining them at the bottom. So Please Rise Above their influence, and educate them that the answer to their unhappiness is not inside that bottle and or cigarette. And remind them that to have fun does not have to be about poisoning yourself to death, or committing slow suicide, since as sentient beings whose spirits will live forever, we are here to enlarge the universe. So Rise Above All The 99% Who Are Sheep And Have Fallen, So You Can Be Their Leader And Guide Them To Illumination And Enlightenment. IT'S YOUR DUTY!!!
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