“He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man” Samuel Johnson’s quote opens a great discussion on alcohol and drugs. Getting high is often used as scape pods from reality that lasts a while and leaves giant hangover. But what do people needs to scape from? Imagining i would really have a need to use drugs i could say the price to pay is very high. Social life gets impaired and work slows down and after a while it can be really dangerous for your health. So what to do with this drugs issue? Educate people enough so they can know better and you will only have left the dealing issue and the crime that comes with it. In my opinion the only way to end the drug dealing problem is to make it legal. The consumption is the key for this problem. There will be always sellers if there are buyers and you can kill as much dealers as you want and drugs will keep moving from their producers to the consumers. Sadly our society is to hypocrite to do something like this and crime will always be related to drugs use. And more sadly our society is the one to blame because again why do people need scape pods? Why do they need to step away from reality? Why does so many people still says things like “he does it because he is weak. I could do it but i chose taking responsibility for my actions”. We are advanced enough in our society to know that people are different so either we assume our position and state it’s each one for himself or we start respecting the weakness of some so later on some can respect our weakness. I think o good place to start is to learn what do we need to scape from and after we find out we should really try to scape. Not by using drugs but physically doing it. Fighting against oppressions instead of doping our minds to feel numb. Fighting for ourselves instead of giving our self to others and doping our minds to accept our destiny. Fighting for ourselves instead of just letting it go. Instead of smoking pot go surf and enjoy the day. Instead of using cocaine go search for real adventure. Instead of shooting heroin go do hours on meditation. There’s always another way to find reward even in these very arid times. We should choose life!