Sure, you can do things that “look cool” or “feel cool”, but cool comes from a deep sense of self-knowledge and a whole bag of “not-giving-a-shit” and a dash of personality. Therefore, if you are using a substance to achieve this state of being, you’re not really that cool.
Once more, this is more of an issue for people who are younger and may not have established their identity on firm ground, seeking to find ways to modify who they think they are. If this is you, being quiet and meditating a bit might provide you with far more insight than smoking weed. Boredom Smoking weed can make doing nothing seem amazing! Just lying back and smoking a doobie can take your mind off the mundane and the boring. Smoking weed in this case is not recommended. Sometimes, you want to sit with the boredom, you want to feel the existential dread bubble up inside in order to motivate you to do “something”. Photo by RODNAE Productions from Pexels If you have nothing better to do than to smoke weed, you are essentially numbing yourself to the other things in life. Smoking weed in this case can act as a detrimental factor in your personal development. If you’ve got nothing better to do, I highly recommend finding something to do — something bigger than yourself and something you can work on overtime.
Cannabis provides instant gratification, but that gratification when you have no purpose is short-lived. It’s far better to use cannabis as a tool as opposed to a vehicle of “escape”. Bottom Line Smoking cannabis is neither good nor bad, it simply is something you do. However, your motivations can mean that cannabis consumption could be “bad for you” in this particular moment. This doesn’t mean that it will always be “bad”.
Rather, this article is about examining the motivations behind why you smoke cannabis. Sometimes, the act of smoking could act as a deterrent to your spiritual and personal development and abstinence or selective abstinence can help you reach your goals faster.
For example, if you are smoking because you have nothing better to do, rather smoke as a reward for doing something you didn’t like to do. Use the relief that cannabis provides you to your advantage. Similarly, if you need to smoke to be cool, simply find a group of people who think you’re cool without anything else. This way, you know you’ve got legitimate people in your life.
Of course, everything I write here is purely subjective. There is no absolute in this story. Only you know your motivations and, if at the very least, this article made you question your reasons for smoking weed, I did my job.
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