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Browsing as I sometimes do through the profiles of all the lovely people here, I am heartened to see so many proudly declaring themselves drug free. One even went so far as to list the drugs that they did not want potential partners to partake in as well. In my mind, this is - overall - a very good thing indeed.
On the other hand, think of all the good fun being missed out on.
One of the most striking things to me were the number of "drug-free" folk who said that they smoked or were social drinkers. Hmmm, I'm seeing a hint of two different flags here, folks. That's right: double standard time.
Not that I can say much. I routinely take in a certain drug. One that I simply CANNOT and WILL NOT start my day without. I go into the shakes if I don't have it for more than a day. I get downright cranky. Definite withdrawl. Anyone care to guess what it is?
Caffiene, of course.
So, who is it that deems certain drugs acceptable while others are cast aside? It can't be as simple as assessing health risks - ignoring drunk driving accidents, liver disease kills millions a year; then we get off into throat and lung cancer and the safety factor goes straight down hill from there - nor is it anything to do with religious reasons. So what is it that makes us think that one drug is ok and another isn't? And why does it enter into conversation here anyway?
(I would like to state for the record that I have had experiences with precisely one illicit drug in my life. No needles were involved, no fluids were exchanged. It doesn't really affect who I am, how I perform or what I do now. I am not and never have been a proponent of illegal drug usage, but neither am I an opponent. Please leave all political and religious rhetoric at the door - this is simply an intellectual exercise. As I'm sure you all know. )
9/1/2005 12:30 am
Morning Baldy |
I'm happy to declare my enjoyment of many banned , illegal , illicit substances on infrequent occasions in my life.
Like many things in a relationship you will need to be in a similar ideological zone as your partner. Sharing such experimental experiences is very enjoyable and fruitful. Very bonding.
I would never recommend drugs to a less broadened mind . I think people who dislike / distrust drugs should stay in that place forever. that way there's plenty left for the rest of us
From outside America we can see that drugs in the USA has a whole different meaning to the rest of the world.
Another reason for living in Sydney
9/1/2005 1:14 am
I think most people believe what they are told. You know, smoking pot IS supporting terrorists in Iraq, who attacked US on Sept-11 (and can be compared to Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor). I'm not sure if it would be possible to completely keep politics and religion out of a conversation about drugs, as much of our attitudes toward drugs are influenced and even defined by those two social backgrounds. Despite our freedom, we are a Puritanical society with many of the inhibitions left over from those founding days. Major reason we accept alcohol is because of religious influences. |
Why does it enter into conversation here? I'm guessing the biggest thing is that people want to find matching lifestyle. Most people tend to gravitate people like themselves, and if you don't do it, you'd rather not be around people who do. Another is risk. I've noticed that many people don't consider pot smoking as a factor in being 'drug free'. So they are looking for 'hard' drug use and behavior associated with it that would be undesirable - needle use and exposure to possible virus.
9/1/2005 11:17 am
Hugh, between you and Timid, I can see already I'm going to be talked into at least visiting Sydney if not moving there before too long. |
Rand, I can understand looking for someone with a similar philosophy, but if you don't allow for a *little* variation, things get boring pretty quickly. And I'm all for weeding out the "hard drug" users. Not my cup of tea either. It just would be nice for people to realize that drugs are part of life and specify a little more.