There's so much anti-drug propaganda that some people forget WHY we shouldn't do drugs. I've always personally been against drugs for the following reasons:
- I'm afraid of addictions. I value the freedom I have to do whatever I want whenever I want to, and the idea of being beholden to a substance is just terribly unappealing. I naturally have an addictive personality (I very quickly fall very in love with things), which makes me literally AFRAID to try things that are KNOWN to be addictive.
- Even if I could get past a slight dependency on something (coffee) - the idea that drugs can also be extremely hazardous to your health (depending on the drug and the dealer, if I'm not mistaken) isn't exactly appealing either. I damage my health enough by not exercising enough, eating unhealthy foods as well as a host of other things - and I'd prefer not to add to that list. Plus, the fact that drugs affect more than just your body, but also specifically attack your MIND - well there's nothing I value more, I suspect.
What I wanted to point out is that there's no MORAL argument here!
Drug's aren't WRONG - they're just BAD for you.
Which in many ways puts them in the same category of ALL the other legal things that are known to be bad for you.
The reason I bring this up is that I think people who do drugs get wrongly classified as evil.
They're not. They're just making a specific lifestyle choice that many other people strongly disagree with.
And, as with ALL such personal choices we disagree with that have no affect on OURSELVES, I feel like it's helpful to take a step back and allow people to live their lives the way they want to. They're not worse people for it. They're just different. And that's okay.