a reply to: bally001
I take it your Australian since you said 16 is the legal age, and that she at one point wanted to be in RAN which I take for being the Royal
Australian Navy. Don't know how things work there down under, but in general I consider 16 yrs old unfit to judge a baggle eating competition, maybe
not even 18 yrs or even 30.
But anyways, case in point, intelligence is something that is not well defined and may or may not mean a bunch of things. However having a chemical
dependency does and will change the whole makeup of the brain and body, that is certain, don't matter how smart you are if everything you do and think
will be dependent on that. Its what drugs like coc aine and meth do, its what they were designed to do in some cases, all the smartness and
willpower and hope in the world wont mean jack if every cell in your body and brain is defected and leaning toward that dependency.
When you sleep there are chemicals which make it so, when you get old other chemicals make it so, the human body is but one giant chemical warehouse,
not unlike a machine which moves and does everything on cue. You introduce other chemicals into that equation, your going to have problems, and
something like meth and coc aine will do that.
Basically your daughter could be the incarnation of Einstein, Aristotle, Nikola Tesla, and Bill Nye the science guy. And it still wont mean squat
because what the body does the mind follows, Its nature, its biology, something your daughter knows very little about if she is going all bonkers over
drugs as you say. There is a reason why drugs are such an easy thing to sell. You only need to get a few free samples and they practically sell
themselves. A easy business model to follow for any entrepreneur, something even a simpleton can understand.
You may not be able to hold her against her will, but even in Australia I am sure you can cause more then a little humdrum for the house were she is
living in. Cops now a days have nothing better to do, may as well take it to court or the law of the land and scurry up that little chicken coop. Or
at least unless meth and coc aine are legal drugs to disperse in Australia. They may be I don't know.
Anyways in the end I think you are right. Unless they come to there own senses, there is nothing anybody can say or do that will make them come
around. In the end it may be best to let them learn on there own. Or at least the second or third best option, probably just making # up and getting
legal custody of her by law and putting her up in some nowhere vile and ponying up the cash for keeping her there till she comes around may have been
the first and better option.
But even then, cant change peoples minds or ways by talk or force, in the end no matter what you do. They have to experience it on there own, and they
have to be the ones to come around to it on there own, and realize it for themselves, anything else is just kind of treading water, and spitting
against the wind, in fact either and which ever way even the best of options its treading water. Its going to be slow going that's for sure.