In my short life I have never taken any drug of any kind. And when I say drug, I mainly speak marijuana which is the most popular – and with good reason, too.
I have READ that it should expand your mind and make you more aware of how things really are.
A.K.A. a value- or window-opening drug. That plus the nerve calming effect makes a perfect mix for the modern human being. (Now I’m not going to mention the numerous negative effects of this drug, because that is not what I am about right now)
What I meant to say was that I can only imagine how it feels to be on, for instance – pot!
And when I look at how my friends act with and without these effects, well then I can only think of one other “healthy” comparison – LOVE!
Whenever they are in love, I see the same behavior patterns as when they’re drugged:
- Instant boost of creativity and sometimes the exact opposite
- The willingness to do almost anything for more (be it love or pot)
- They generally are happier and more positive than when they’re not thinking of their beloved or when they are not on drugs
- They tend to have a funnier way of behaving. More spontaneous and again, creative
I am sure that there is a logical explanation to all this – an explaining including some substances in the brain and so on, but I can only tell you what I have observed.
So therefore I personally choose LOVE rather than DRUGS.
But here’s what bothers me:
I am a big “fan” of Tenzin Gyatso and all his wisdom, but he has never been in a relationship! Maybe he felt or feels love sometimes, but why does he not fully embrace it by sharing his happiness with a partner? – For me that is ultimate happiness.
So I ask myself and anyone willing to comment this post: what is the purpose of love, if our greatest spiritual “frontman” doesn’t even want it?
Love is a spiritual thing, right? Maybe it is because he sees too many attachment and emotional problems associating with love. But why not teach us how to overcome such problems? Or has he already done that? In one of his books, he does state that love should not be about attachment and wanting something from our partner, but instead pure compassion and the willing to add to your partner’s happiness. I am either a confused teen – or I have the right answer right in front of me.
Anyways – the point is: I would rather choose love than drugs.
What do YOU think?
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