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Khuutra said:
"His fear was transferred upon you."

I would argue that this was just me, and my inherent sense of self-preservation. Most people have that! I certainly wasn't thinking of how it would hurt him, save in some small part: it was more that I didn't like the idea of having my limbs broken or being choked to death with my own shirt (since the collar of a shirt is always the last thing to tear, don't you know). I understand what you are saying, but that isn't my experience.

"People don't realize that drugs are dangerous. There is something inherently different between the two situations."

This I will accept: I'm pretty sure everyone's classmates in high school went through a phase where they all did that chest compression thing to bring on a head rush.

How does anyone realize that anything - drugs, loose clothing near fast, powerful moving objects, disobeying traffic laws, and the like - can be dangerous? It usually comes through 2 ways: observation, or to infer. I don't think its fear, its infering that the plausible outcome of participating in a set of behaviour may have a negative outcome, given enough time is utilized. For example, if he wore loose clothing once near an axle, he may not have had any major issues. However, there have been accidents around such objects grabbing and destroying limbs due to loose clothing. There is no difference between that and drugs. We can infer danger, but until some people (unfortunately) observe danger, they will not react.

That unfortunately is human stupidity. I don't buy 'People don't realize drugs are dangerous'. Maybe it's American culture, but we usually do see a lot of messages waxing about the dangers of drug usage. Maybe it has desensitized people, but the advisory warnings are still there. If people want to shrug those warnings, its their fault.

If you told a child 'Don't play with matches, or a lighter' - would you be attempting to transfer fear, or trying to infer that there is a strong correlation between misuse of fire-generating devices and household fires? It's possible that the former may be the case, but the latter is the truth.



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There is a very significant difference from taking calculated risks that enhance the quality of life, and taking moronic risks that are highly likely to degrade the quality of your life. When it comes to playing with "mood altering" drugs, the risks associated with them vary quite widely; something like alcohol or pot is similar in risk to petting a unfamiliar dog in a quiet community, whereas hard drugs like crack-cocaine or crystal-meth are more inline with petting a wild and hungry wolf. I wouldn’t say that drugs like LSD or mushrooms on their own are high risk, but (from what I have seen in my own life) experimentation with these drugs tends to be an early indicator of further experimentation with riskier drugs.



Stickball, I think humans have certain inbred fears that meant to protect us from harmful things.

We are afraid of loud noises, heights, and deep water, just as an easy example. My fear of violent death may be described as more pronounced than some.



But that's the problem with drugs. It's not a guaranteed disaster.
If something happens to someone, a lot of the time the response by others is "he couldn't handle it"
Whereas the response to a deadly car crash or industrial accident isn't "he couldn't handle it". Maybe, "he wasn't paying attention" but there is this fundamental attribution that capability, and to a certain extent "coolness" is the scapegoat with drugs.

Even further, in Khuutra's case the response would have been "he didn't know that could happen", and that's we he was told.
To a certain extent, people also "don't know" about the dangers of drug use, but more accurately, they "don't understand".

But, according to what your dad said, he was trying to transfer his own emotion because he was stating why he would be upset. He didn't say that your life would be over. That was what you discerned from statement.

It would be akin to someone here saying, "Wessle, don't do acid because I would be really hurt if something happened to you".

As evidence, because your situation reminds me of kohlberg's stages of moral development.
http://www.character-education.info/Articles/stages_of_moral_development.htm

At young ages, the primary response to a pressure is "what's in it for me" and "does it help me stay out of trouble"

adults mainly think about how they affect society and try to do well by them.
Although Kohlbergs stages focus on morality, it does reflect a mindset. One that children apply things to themselves and adults apply things to others.



We live in a country founded by drunks on a planet basically founded by hallucinating drunks. It seemed to work out okay. And I'd rather have Wessle do acid than drink Mountain Dew.



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Hey Wessle Let us know that you're alright when you read this. I'm pretty sure that you are but still...

Oh... and Mountain Dew's great as long as it's not laced.



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For someone solely focused on fitness, he doesn't look very healthy. And judging by the house in the pics, and the fact that his mother was giving him advice on how to help with an acid trip, I'd say he is also poor, and not highly educated.

These conditions can easily shift someone from a recreational drug user at 17, to someone who can really fuck their life up, just like everyone else in their family/street/neighbourhood.



The Ghost of RubangB said:
We live in a country founded by drunks on a planet basically founded by hallucinating drunks. It seemed to work out okay. And I'd rather have Wessle do acid than drink Mountain Dew.

God was high when he made us???

(lol I must be high for saying god exists... j/k btw *repents to Maxwell*)



I can't wait to see what he's going to do next.

1. sex with cousin
2. weed
3. sex with 30 year old
4. acid

seriously, what else is he going to do once he turns 18?



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11/20/09 04:25 makingmusic476 Warning Other (Your avatar is borderline NSFW. Please keep it for as long as possible.)
psrock said:
I can't wait to see what he's going to do next.

1. sex with cousin
2. weed
3. sex with 30 year old
4. acid

seriously, what else is he going to do once he turns 18?

Make a website and try to gain traffic by doing whatever it takes to sorta get people's attention.