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Hi, I'm 18 and absolutely NOT straight-edge. The thing is...

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Question by anataule
Submitted on 3/31/2004
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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?

Answer by ClandestineChild
Submitted on 4/6/2004
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Yeah, I'm not sXe but i'mgetting quite interested. I do believe in MANy if not Most of the beliefs of the sXe ways. I am not interested in casual sex and Most of this stuff is true. Most of it is Basically "Punk Ethics" the music is good the message is fun angry and positive(Usually all at once)but I do drugs. Not often, but if i'moffered i'lldo it. Pot is not a drug, its nature. I don't beleive anything that is just natural is a drug. And i wouldnt take anything that wasnt natural.(such as pills)But from what i'mreading thiers nothing wrong with your life, except to sXe'ershaving sex for fun or without Fully LOVING and being ready for commitment of having sex would be wrong. I think its wrong to. So basically your not sXe or clean... but than again thiers really nothing wrong with your life either. It's really all a personal matter from thier.


Answer by Jay
Submitted on 4/6/2004
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The fact that you need pot to help you think clearly (which I highly doubt) laugh more easily, be sociable, or to just have a good time etc...  proves the point that you are week and are using marijuana as a crutch.
I can do every thing you listed above just as well WITH OUT the use of a drug.  


Answer by Straight Edge boi
Submitted on 5/19/2004
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hey........youre doing all this ,and exercising is wad makes you STILL fit...... but if you continue doing all that when youre old and unable to exercise then u will get unhealthy.


Answer by ashesfall
Submitted on 6/27/2004
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u said pot makes u think normal and that is by far the dumbest thing i have ever heard


Answer by amazon.com
Submitted on 8/15/2004
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you know if you were completely honest with yourself, you would see there's a lot wrong w/ your lifestyle. having sex w/ people you don't love only hurts them. yeah, if it was fine and dandy there wouldn't be pregnancies, abortions, STD's or broken hearts. its not all only lack of respect for women, but a lack of respect for yourself. getting drunk and high isn't smart and it doesn't make you smarter, sorry to break it to you. if that was all good there wouldn't be hangovers and it wouldn't be illegal. sXe's realize there's a day when all that "fun" got you nowhere.


Answer by Lesa
Submitted on 8/23/2004
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Aside from pot being illegal, I don't think there's anything wrong with your life, it's just not sXe, and that's okay.
Straight edge is just a lifestyle a lot of people have chosen, it doesn't make it any better than yours or anybody else's for that matter.


Answer by cheeseman
Submitted on 9/9/2004
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  nothing at all, i am gest like you and its fun.


Answer by DrugFreeinRVA
Submitted on 7/18/2005
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yes but you saying thatyou do all these things...and smoke pot. So if I did all those things you did... and then went and murdered someone it would be ok right? Because I do good things too? Bull


Answer by barbie
Submitted on 11/23/2005
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i totally think it is up to you. who cares if you don't follow the trend of straightedge, personally if your happy with your life and smoking up really isn't hurting anything, i don't see the problem with it. And for all you people who say it makes you think clearer my ass, that's not true. it helps people be more open. although people should have the courage to speak without needed the assistance of drugs, in a society full of critics, such as yourself, its hard to let loose without the help of pot. so burn it up.


Answer by XeiaieX
Submitted on 3/14/2006
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hahahahha ya that's horrible.


Answer by jim
Submitted on 6/4/2006
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You don't see what the problem is?  Hitler was an artist and a vegetarian, quite the humanitarian, huh?  If you're not sXe, you're an advocate for idiocy, for complacency.  GIve me one good reason to smoke, one good reason to drink.  Nobody can.  


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