I don’t know. I just find it so hard to be understanding.
We teach our children that drugs and alcohol are bad things, right? We tell them that these things could kill them, in big or little amounts, depending on how your body reacts to the substance. But after long term use, you’re doomed. Well, that’s what I tell my kids anyway.
Generally speaking, most of the kids don’t listen and stupidly try these things. Typical kid behavior, right? Superman complex, the whole lot of them! They all think they are immortal and impervious to bodily destruction or death.
Many are lucky. They experiment. They even overdose and roll around in their own foam and vomit. But they live. There by the grace of God, right?
Then there are those stories. All over the news.
This one “accidentally” overdosed on sleeping pills, after he/she had taken too many uppers and couldn’t sleep.
That one snorted too much cocaine and took a lethal dose of prescription pills, washing it down with a WAY too much alcohol.
They make these killer cocktails ON PURPOSE. BUT…it “accidentally” kills them.
It’s horrifying, yes. Absolutely.
I feel so sorry for their families that have been left behind.
But I find that I am left scratching my head in sheer amazement. Because, these kids didn’t accidentally take the pills mixed with the drugs mixed with the hard alcohol. It wasn’t like, oops, I swallowed my entire bottle of pills by mistake. And wowzers, I drank it down with that fifth of tequila that was sitting out on my counter. Oh zoiks, I didn’t mean to snort all those lines of coke. And I probably shouldn’t have taken some tokes off that fatty.
It was done quite on purpose.
And the amounts and dosages that were taken? What did they expect would happen? That they’d wake up with a little hangover? But no biggie, they would just start their shit again that night?
They had to have known this stuff would kill them eventually.
Every single day in the newspapers or on television, there are stories of people committing “accidental” suicide.
This is just a major duh factor to me.
And I really, really hope my kids aren’t that stupid.