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February 02, 2007

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I had a good feeling about the drug trade after I got high on crack for the first time. The feeling faded a bit once the pawn shop wouldn't give me money for my underwear...but for the most part you're right in what you're saying here. Honestly, if a portion of our society weren't to become junkies and end up dead or in prison, what would they be doing? You know, some of them are the happiest they'll ever be in their entire lives after scoring. Do we really want to take that away from them? What will they have to live for then? The alarm clock going off every morning...

Imagine that as the alternative in the middle of South Dakota and a 10 hour shift at a fast food joint about to start...who wouldn't choose heroin over that?

Given the choices of a)radical social change through grassroots upheaval b) anti-depressants c) happiness training d) heroin, the only option without a mass movement behind it is a).

From the general category of sad but true, or you have to laugh so as not to cry.

Maybe it is just wishful thinking, and the fact that I'm hanging out this weekend with a bunch of folks who are engaged in making a) a mass movement, but there is a growing feeling that a shift is actually happening. Jon Ramer of Interra and WISER showed us a preview of a film on the greatest movement that are supposed leaders have completely missed. Signs of hope.

Like warming water to a boil, you have to keep the kettle on the flame for what seems an eternity.

no lazy frogs in that pot, I presume, Gerry ?

Given the choices of a)radical social change through grassroots upheaval b) anti-depressants c) happiness training d) heroin, the only option without a mass movement behind it is a).

Particularly well-put, I thought.

The Happy Tutor - brilliant! News out recently has the amount of meth users, along with first time users, going down. Very good news!

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