Why write about addiction in the first place
Good question, why talk about addiction anyways. I mean there are so many different ways you can get addicted to so many different things…..I mean who cares in the first place……?….c’mon, everybody else is doing it.
Yeah, lot many people are basically addicted to stuff…..a whole goddamn range of it, different in aspect ratios, look and feel, enticing and tasting good, ethical or unethical, and outright destructive at most of the times…….
But I can’t spend my half hour blogging time writing about all those stuff that make us addicts, there are so many of them……rather I will concentrate upon the things which are physically destructive and harmful and fast spreading like an epidemic throughout the sensible and modern world of ours.
Now, again, who defines what is physically destructive and harmful, but ethically and morally right….?…:):)…..even for time immemorial people are addicted to climb Mt Everest knowing the physical risks attached to it…..but what is wrong in it….?
I decided to write about it to share with you all my concerns regarding this subject, to pen down my concerns regarding the questions in my mind and to let everyone knows that I care.
I had ample chance from my childhood to taste and experiment and then slowly getting into it…..addiction of smoking, alcohol and substance abuse, I mean………I had seen my Father smoking regularly and thus there is ample cigarettes lying in our house in front of me to be interested in……..but somewhere I felt it as something which can take control of my life if I allow it. I wanted to be in control of my life in almost everything, thus my status as non smoker, non drinker.
Addiction which kills....slowly
For a long time I have tried to find answers to this one thing……why do some of us get addicted to harmful substances, what is the kick someone gets out of it…..?
You might be thinking I am outright stupid or too naive to even ask this.
But trust me, for a complete non drinker non smoker like me, these are pertinent questions.
Yes, you heard it right…..I don’t smoke or drink…..neither do any substance…….rather I am addicted to far more harmless and psychologically challenging stuff, about which I will not go into in this post….:):)
Yes, addiction to me which is harmful and destructive and acts as slow poison most of the times is definitely well described in smoking and drinking and doing stimulating stuff.
Just a few days back in my locality, during the festive days, I found some men whom I know very well as being neighbors, started acting very secret and hush hush……they were planning something which I could have gathered.
It was a booze party they were planning for…..in a country like ours, still some people have to hide their booze parties from their families and the rest of the community……and these men were acting a secret manner just for that….:)
But, keep aside the secret part, these booze parties are where uncontrolled drinking takes place, by uncontrolled I mean a whole lot……specific planning and immaculate arrangements are done for such binge drinking…….and it goes on for long hours, late into the night……and that’s what keep the drinkers happy, the fun and getting high part of it….
And that’s where I think this is outright slavery……we allow ourselves to be taken over by this addiction of getting into nothingness…..and this nothingness is life threatening in the long run….
So is smoking and substance abuse……far more dangerous and lethal. I fail to understand why people who are well aware of these consequences, still go on about it unless something graver happens……as they get everyone around including themselves in real danger……most of the times knowingly.
Out of all these, smoking is the biggest silent killer, it takes control of the most important part of our internal systems, that is the heart and the lungs……and eats it up…..as simply to put it….cancer being the other name of it.
Smokers are well aware of this, yet, they just wanna have their fair share of fun and getting high……don’t know much how it helps anyone with their minds or their image, but smoking leads to death…..slow poisonous death.
Don't Quit From coming out of addiction
Yes, and I mean it……I know lot many people around the world are trying to come out of this self-destructive and wanting to get back the control on their lives again…….my only earnest request to them is….Don’t Quit.
You will be doing yourself, your family, friends, well wishers and to society as a large a big favor by not quitting and give this addiction a real boot.
If you are aware of people known to you falling prey to addiction knowingly or unknowingly, try to engage with them and do whatever is possible to help them…..it will be a long and painstaking process for everyone, but it needs to be done.
Spend your precious time in much more fulfilling and engaging activities. Get professional help if you are not being able to find the solutions. Talk to people, read, watch, get educated and do everything possible to quit addiction.
I am living my life without smoke, booze and substance, so can you………
Climb out of it…..even if it’s steep and hard to climb…….Don’t climb into it……..you know what I mean…
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