Monday, June 15, 2009
The money quote in the article...
"They don't deal with anything," she said. "They never learned how to have fun without smoking pot, never learned how to deal with conflict."
Many of the adults that I know are entirely incapable of dealing with conflict...or having fun for that matter. Period.
Singling out kids who haven't yet developed this skill because they smoke marijuana is unfair. Hell, you could say the same about kids who grew up playing soccer. Everybody plays and we're all super, duper winners!
Conflict and real life experiences are thrust upon you whether you're exposed to soft drugs or not. My thinking is that smoking weed exposes the absurdity of daily existence with a sleight hand and regardless of one's age when that epiphany occurs, it's a good thing.
In any case, full legalization will be a long time in coming if ever.
And always remember, America was founded by both Pirates and Puritans. We're never gonna escape that particular conflict.