I actively discourage anyone younger than eighteen from trying drugs. My feeling is, "Wait."
I waited until I graduated High School before trying pot. And I'm grateful I waited. I would NOT have had the opportunities I do now, if I was smoking pot in High School.
So I get bummed when I see high school kids living a lazy stoner life.
Or when I see 15 year old kids on Exstacy.
It makes me so sad.
I am NOT saying that drugs are bad. Just that drug-related-decisions are not to be made until you're in college.
Life can be so amazing, as-is.
If you can learn to see *that*
If you can get to a point where you see the miracle of each day...of the cloud...of the shape of a babies ear...of the pattern on a flower petal....
Then you are watching the full motion movie that drugs just provide Polaroids of.

june 10, 2000