The other day I was driving somewhere and saw a church sign which read, “Help fight fentanyl.”
It struck me as odd. I wondered why they would make such a statement. It’s not like fentanyl is some big scary monster standing on hind legs chasing people around whilst forcing itself upon them.
Taking drugs is a conscious decision. Sure a lot of the lives being lost lately due to drug use are teen lives – to that at least I can say these teens don’t have the proper decision making skills as their pre-frontal cortex hasn’t fully developed yet. Which is the area of the brain in charge of controlling your likelihood to behave impulsively.
So they have an actual physiological excuse for such moronic behaviour.
But to everyone whose a grown ass adult abusing your body by taking drugs – I do not feel in the least bit sorry for you.
Hundreds of thousands of people would kill to have a fully functional healthy body to be able to live out their lives in. Like those suffering from terminal illness or other disease. And yet you so carelessly pump your bodies full of garbage and then you feel you’ve been done some sort of injustice when there’s a lethal substance traced through those harmful chemically created substances.
It’s absolute bullshit.
The media needs to stop portraying people dying from the overflow of fentanyl in the streets as some sort of victims.
You reap what you sow. You want to take drugs, deal with the possibility that snort, pill, or shot – might be the last high or breath you ever have.
Choose life. Choose using your damn brain.