posted on Oct, 7 2014 @ 07:22 PM
a reply to: Calalini
There is something to be said for this argument, I'll admit.
I personally know a 19 year old young lady who just had a baby a few months ago. She and her 30 year old baby-daddy now live at home with her parents,
who are old friends of mine. Dad was Johnny on the spot, and tried to kaibosh that relationship early on, to no avail (half your age plus 7, kids!).
The baby situation is a blessing that the girls parents are largely paying for, and probably always will.
The girl is a high school graduate, and comes from an intact home. She is not addicted to anything stronger than Starbucks, iPhones and country music.
Yet - even today, her last 10 Facebook posts obsess over her new iPhone, baby-daddy drama (does he *love me* or are we "just friends?") Practically
the only time she even mentions her kid in her social media posts are when he is napping.
It's not pot (or not!) that made this woman into an overgrown child. If anything, it would be too many antibiotics over the course of her childhood,
and too much TV; -- specifically mindless fare about celebrities, sports, and current events.
Every problem you highlight in your post is about the personality of certain users, and holds true whether they use pot, sugar or Jesus to excess.
Our planet has real issues, and demands real grown ups who have the knowledge, skills and mindset required to brainstorm solutions and the work ethic
required to see good ones actualized. The problem with families is exacerbated by pot, just as it is by junk food and television. Since we have no
interest in that particular line of thought, the best we can do is to manage personalities better as they grow and develop. Anything less is whistling
while you piss.
edit on 7-10-2014 by 0zzymand0s because: (no reason given)