View Poll Results: Why have you decided not to use illegal drugs?

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  • Because I hear horror stories about addiction to them

    15 25.86%
  • Because I know people personally who have suffered from addiction.

    17 29.31%
  • Because I am perfectly happy and serene without them (If it ain't broke...)

    31 53.45%
  • Because the consequences of their being illegal make life miserable for addicts

    12 20.69%
  • Simply because they are illegal

    11 18.97%
  • Other (specify in the thread if you would like)

    20 34.48%
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Thread: What Are Our Reasons That We Choose Not To Use Illegal Drugs

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    Re: What Are Our Reasons That We Choose Not To Use Illegal Drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    This is a public forum, thus, I just did.

    You see?
    Well, not really.
    We're actually a very blue-collar crowd.

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    Re: What Are Our Reasons That We Choose Not To Use Illegal Drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    This is a public forum, thus, I just did.

    You see?
    Haha, good response but I think you see my point
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    Re: What Are Our Reasons That We Choose Not To Use Illegal Drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    Well, not really.
    We're actually a very blue-collar crowd.
    Most of you might be. But not all of us are.

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    Re: What Are Our Reasons That We Choose Not To Use Illegal Drugs

    Lets see

    -impairment of judgment
    -money sink
    -short term memory problems
    -addictive

    How do any of these effects benefit society.
    The benefits incurred by society through a given practice are not the basis for its legality, nor is the individual beholden to the collective in the exercise of their rights, hence the term, "individual" rights. Perhaps you should bone up on your legal expertise, or lack thereof.

    It has been my experience that people who smoke marijuana are usually lazy, lack a job (collect unemployment), lack motivation, and lack respect for law.
    And it has been my experience that people who try to pass anecdotal nonsense off as relevant information are usually uninformed, unintelligent, and narrow-minded.

    You may enjoy it personally, but people who care about you pick up the slack and are forced to watch you drag yourself down.
    A presumptuous blanket statement masquerading as a substantive criticism.

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    Re: What Are Our Reasons That We Choose Not To Use Illegal Drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    The benefits incurred by society through a given practice are not the basis for its legality, nor is the individual beholden to the collective in the exercise of their rights, hence the term, "individual" rights. Perhaps you should bone up on your legal expertise, or lack thereof.



    And it has been my experience that people who try to pass anecdotal nonsense off as relevant information are usually uninformed, unintelligent, and narrow-minded.



    A presumptuous blanket statement masquerading as a substantive criticism.
    I think that you responded to the wrong post.

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    Re: What Are Our Reasons That We Choose Not To Use Illegal Drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    Haha, good response but I think you see my point
    I see you're point, but I'd sue a Doctor or lawyer that I hired and who I found to be on illegal drugs.

    If I found that a Doctor had seriously injured a loved one while under such influence, I'd quite possibly kill him.

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    Re: What Are Our Reasons That We Choose Not To Use Illegal Drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    Mental fortitude and an education on the substance being used can allow you to manipulate the experience in a favorable manner, should something go wrong. Example: A friend of mine had a bad trip on Datura. Through controlled hyperventilation and the application of a moist cloth, he was able to calm himself and transgress beyond the negativity of the trip.
    What? Of course he ****ing did, it is a deliriant, it really should be avoided.
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    Re: What Are Our Reasons That We Choose Not To Use Illegal Drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    I find that my knowledge about abstract concepts is lacking. The use of Psilocybin stems from my desire to experience the impossible. You should do some research into Shamanism.
    Btw Shamanism is far from just about taking drugs. In fact many mystics consider drugs to be an unstable and quite limited way to explore one's self and the divine. When they are used they are usually used as aid at best.
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    Re: What Are Our Reasons That We Choose Not To Use Illegal Drugs

    All i can say is if all drugs where legal like you could by them from a local store people would do them who wouldnt otherwise do them.It seems obvous to me.
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    Re: What Are Our Reasons That We Choose Not To Use Illegal Drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by mikhail View Post
    All i can say is if all drugs where legal like you could by them from a local store people would do them who wouldnt otherwise do them.It seems obvous to me.
    Obvously.
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