|Hi, I'm 18 and absolutely NOT straight-edge. The thing is that I don't see what the problem is with my life : I'm playing badminton 3 times a week, boxing also 3 times a week, running several times, etc... I also like pool, philosophy, punk music, literature, bridge, etc. and studying at a college. I am in great physical and mental health. I play bass in a rap band. I have lots of friends of every ages, lots of contacts in a lot of fields, good family life.
I also like to smoke pot with my friends about 1 time a week, we then approach reality from a higher level of lucidity. We talk about philosophy, arts, and what the world is going to be in 10, 20 years... When I'm high, I get more structure in my ideas, laugh easier, and speak very accurately and precisely. I'm maybe a little addicted, because we do smoke quite often. What's the matter with that? Having activities X times a week and feeling bad when you are not doing them is not «bad», it's just normal. For example, when you wake up you like to eat cereals, and if there aren't cereals anymore you're feeling bad. This is addiction, but how is it so bad?
I also enjoy drinking good beers from microbreweries, I'm taking courses about beers and I like the taste of the beer a lot. Sometimes, never alone, I drink like 6-7 beers and start talking louder, losing balance and thinking dumber. I'm not more violent at all, just dumber. Therefore, I'm not addicted to alcohol at all. Again, what's the matter?
I also like having protected sex with beautiful ladies. I respect women a lot, and sex is for me a great pleasure and a great experience of communication. You can feel what is happening in the lady's body, you feel her muscles, her breath, etc. I don't LOVE the girls in a majority of cases, but still have a great time with no specific engagement. What's wrong with my life?