I have always kept a neutral stance toward people who continue to smoke. Although we can easily point out many fallacies in their thinking (simply because many of the excuses people use are similar no matter where you live in the world), I will never judge them for their decision. It is personal.
Many of these people continue to do well in their occupations, some are good parents, and some are just happy with where they are in life. The bottom line is that they just don’t want to quit for whatever their reasons may be. So, I honor their decision on how they choose to lead their lives.
However, I respect those people who can identify where marijuana is having a negative impact. I firmly believe that all people can and should strive to be a better version of themselves. People who smoke marijuana on a frequent and heavy basis, whether they are aware of it or not, are limiting themselves in multiple areas.
Those smokers who feel they have a good job, or are good parents, can easily become great once the limitations of marijuana are removed from their lives. People who do smoke cannabis regularly can easily name certain circumstances, or events, they have put off so that they can smoke instead. This fact alone has limited them from accessing the great potential that all humans possess.
The Secret Addiction was not only written as a guide for people wanting to stop smoking marijuana, but more importantly, it was written to encourage them to start reaching for the “greatness” that awaits them. I am not referring to becoming the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, or finally becoming the celebrity that they have always envisioned.
“Greatness” is living a life of fulfillment. It is living a life of purpose. It is defined by you and your creator. We become uncomfortably comfortable with our lives when we smoke marijuana on a frequent and heavy basis. We allow ourselves to become satisfied with the status quo of our potential. So, I will never condemn someone because they choose to live the life that I lived for so many years. I only hope that someday they will recognize the limitations of a smoke filled life, and begin making a push toward reaching their own personal greatness.