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When I was young, I was blessed with an IQ of around 160 and a near total recall memory.  I had life dicked man.  I knew stuff faster and easier than most anyone I ever knew, and

I could look at a book or a blackboard and remember what was written there, forever.  Taking tests was so easy, that I never even tried to do better.  The problem with all that was

that I never really learned anything,  I just remembered stuff.

 

It's like I wanted to be an auto mechanic and build a race car.  So I read every book I could to learn how to do it.  One summer when I was 17, I bought my sister's old Falcon and

tore it apart and built an A Altered drag racer out of it.  I went thru college like crap thru a goose, that was easy.  I became an x-ray tech, then through further study a CT and MRI

tech.  When I went to training for MRI in Spokane, I went through the system they had, looked it over, saw how it ran and what I had to physically do, to get the patient's scan done.

Then the next day, I took all their books back to the hotel and learned quantum physics that day.  I learned the how it ran and how it worked and then I started ready journals from

other sites and how they did things.  Then when I went back to their MRI, in two days,  I was teaching them and showing them new stuff about their own system.  That is how lucky

I was. 

Over the years, I taught myself Bass guitar, lead guitar, jazz guitar, piano, song writing, saxophone and some other stuff.  All of this because I wanted to be a musician in a road band.

 

Then I wanted to be a Bass fisherman.  So I read everything about it and studied, and bought a boat and learned techniques that would help me win Bass tournaments.  And I did.

 

Then I taught myself how to be a marine mechanic and rebuild boat motors.  I did that for a while.

 

I then taught myself PC repair and coding and networking.  Opened a shop and then made that into something bigger.  Then tired of it and sold it all.

 

I thought up stuff along the way and built and made new things and sold them.

 

Through all of this though, I had an insatiable appetite for drugs.  I loved the effect they had on me.  So I did lots of them.  I also loved to fist fight when I was in school in my early

years.  So I got into a lot of them.  I took and gave.  I had some really bad ones with some really tough guys and had severe injuries from fighting and riding motorcycles.  During

all of this I had many head injuries and bone injuries. 

 

So why am I telling you guys this?   Because I just hope that I can stop one guy from all the agony I am living through now.  I have what the old football players are showing up with

now.  My memory is going fast, I have tremblings that come and go, my eyesight is failing, I can't taste food anymore, I can hardly walk a block without terrible pain in my legs and

back.  I have migraines all day, every day.  I have heart flutters that make me dizzy.   All the stuff that I memorized through my years is going or gone.  I can't sleep without heavy

medication that leaves me in a stupor all day.  I have pain inside my head that won't go away.  I have a ringing in my ears that is so loud, it actually drowns out the sound of people

talking to me.

 

I lost everything to drugs.  Now I am only 62 years old, and I won't live to see 70.  I really don't see how the Rolling Stones are still alive after all the drugs they did.  Other old rockers

also.  But I am here to tell you this.  You may think it is fun now, but you are going to have to pay dearly to ride this train.  Because the toll you pay, comes at the end,  not when you

get on.  God said your body was a temple and should be treated as such.  I treated mine like a punching bag.  You ever see a new heavy bag that boxers use?  It's all shiny and clean

and firm and can stand up to the hardest of blows.  But look at that same bag after 5 years of constant punching.  The leather is torn and sagged and it won't take a punch anymore.

It just hangs loosely over in the corner until someone buries it in the trash heap.  That's what I did to my body and now I am just hanging on in the corner until trash day.

 

Please, just one of you guys remember this and pass it on and just take care of your temple.  You are building for the future, not everything good happens to you when you are young.

 

 

Smoke

 

 

"We all die two deaths.  One when the breath leaves our body, and one when the last person says our name.  When that happens...we are forgotten"




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Well said Smoke.. Its something everyone, young and old need to remember.. Nothing good comes out of drugs except temporary happiness.. I hope people learn from your and others' life experiences..



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I may sound like an a**h**** but anyone that does drugs is the dumbest guy alive(no offinse).  Thanfully i have never been tempted by them.

 

Thx for the reminder



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I feel touched by your story man, i see many of my friends and people i know starting very soon with drugs, i say to them that's bad stuff, but they don't listen. I hope some day they wake up from that life they're living and realize what they done. Thanks Smoke for the sharing, inspirational things!



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That's really a sad story man.... i never took or take any drugs but i don't think that it is the best solution to criminalize, e.g consuments of cannabis because then people will buy that stuff on the black market and there the dealers don't care wether there are chemical substances in the package you buy or not so you can't really feel safe about it. I am not talking about hard drugs like Crystal Meth, Ecstasy or Cloud 7 but cannabis as a plant that is beeing used for thousands of years now. Of course people have to decide on themselves wether they want to start doing it or not and they have to consider positive and negative aspects of consuming that drug. Furthermore alcohol and tobacco is excepted by the society whereas other drugs are not although every year there are millions dying of alcohol and tobacco. However cannabis doesn't cause that much harm as the two mentioned before (try to find just one person who died of pot). In addition cannabis can be used as a medical plant to cure illnesses like cancer so i don't see any real and logical arguments against the legalization of that specific drug. It is true that especially youngsters under the age of 18 try any kind of drugs so there must be a wider minor protection and education to point out the different things that you have to know about drugs.



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Well said man. I did only soft drugs (cannabis and hashish) when I lived in Spain, I did it quite often and I know how it affects the brain. I am thankful that I was provided with the strong will and I smoked only once since I came back to Poland (in september). Though there are still people who do it regularly and they are perfectly fine.

 

Drugs are shit, believe Smoke, me and everybody else saying that.

 

However, if an individual uses it in a good way (not all the time) I'm all in favour of making it legal as it would provide the governments with huuuuuuuge income out of taxation and hopefully, they would stop increasing the taxation rate of everything else (that's what they do here on regulas basis).



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Good shit, man.

 

Most of my dumbass teenager and early adulthood years were spent doing drugs. Ecstacy, pot, shrooms, and from time to time a lil' blow. Wasn't really into the latter though. A pick me up while drinking.

 

I can verify, this shit will f*** up your life. Even as much as I support the legalization of marijuana, the shit, under regular use, does nothing good. It's probably been the biggest part of the problems in my life. Experimentation is one thing, continual regular use is another.

 

I've been off most drugs for the last 5 years, off pot 3 years now, and just celebrated my first year as a non-smoker. I'm glad I'm starting to get this shit taken care of early.



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thank you smoke for sharing your story! it was very courageous of you to share an unpleasant tale and I hope that others who frequent this forum read your post.

i myself did MJ a few times and smoked hookah for at least 12 years. i am proud to be smoke free for 1.5 years now and hope that all smokers really try to quit before its too late!


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That story touched me very much, thank you very much for sharing. I do some cannabis and hashish sometimes but never done and never will hard drugs. I smoke, unfortunately and I tried quitting it lots of times but it just doesn't work. I sincerely hope you are gonna live much much longer than 70.

Ice.



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I'd like to also add that legal drugs (alcohol for example) does just as much damage as illegal (if not more)

The only way to really take care of yourself is to avoid all drugs



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I may sound like an a**h**** but anyone that does drugs is the dumbest guy alive(no offinse).  Thanfully i have never been tempted by them.
 
Thx for the reminder

 
I don't think that was needed.
 

Well said man. I did only soft drugs (cannabis and hashish) when I lived in Spain, I did it quite often and I know how it affects the brain. I am thankful that I was provided with the strong will and I smoked only once since I came back to Poland (in september). Though there are still people who do it regularly and they are perfectly fine.
 
Drugs are shit, believe Smoke, me and everybody else saying that.
 
However, if an individual uses it in a good way (not all the time) I'm all in favour of making it legal as it would provide the governments with huuuuuuuge income out of taxation and hopefully, they would stop increasing the taxation rate of everything else (that's what they do here on regulas basis).


Agreed, people are going to do drugs anyways. Might as well tax them and get some money out of it. 
 

I'd like to also add that legal drugs (alcohol for example) does just as much damage as illegal (if not more)

The only way to really take care of yourself is to avoid all drugs


I don't know if alcohol is considered a drug or not? Coffee is also a drug. Thing is, a lot of things are bad for you if you have to much of it or grow addicted to it. But in moderation they aren't bad for you. With drugs it depends on what kind, like Scream said the soft drugs really aren't that bad. Studies show that their affects are only temporary.

@Smoke thank you for the warning :)

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Yeah... I'm not over there yet but seen this internet grow up part and knowledge cause traveling bit of globe so to say, yeah.  travelled on europe and asia and us continent... there is so much to say but cant put in on one post like u did. U have good word there m8! But I hope I can pass some goodness online when I'm there. I'm truly do that. I never whantend to know anything related drunks... well beer and other alco goes... but not even cigaret goes for me. No coffee thx :) Was not ment to be personal one... sorry. Well sayed m8! I have build over 100 car engines for race and street...I have been boxing... and kickboxing :)

 

 

Masa_1964



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Very well said. You said you won't live until 70, but I really hope that you are wrong, I believe that you are wrong. Despite the mistakes you made, you can at least teach us all to not make those same mistakes, so I thank you for making this post.



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Thank you for telling your life. I wish you all the best. Hopefully some who use drugs see this topic and read your life story and leave drughs.

 

Take Care!! We love you!!!



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thanks for sharing Smoke






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