|[Quote: Originally Posted by SteelCash]
Posted: 4/9/2012 3:28:05 PM
You can say that about anything. Weed does not make someone "unsuccessful" or lazy. But if that's all you do, then yes, of course it will make you less productive. Lack of excercise can also have the same effect. Poor diet. Drinking. Smoking cigarettes. Gambling. Playing video games. And all of these are legal!
Millions of people smoke pot and lead productive lives. I do. My friends do. Look at all the actors, musicians, writers, singers, etc. that smoke it. And they make millions. Some strains of weed make you lazy at the time. But many of us are just lazy in general. I often become very productive when I smoke. Lazy people that smoke weed are going to be lazy. People that aren't lazy wont become lazy all the time if they smoke on a daily or weekly basis. It just doesn't happen.
So really, in essence, you can't really say it's a negative that should be associated with it. Because the abuse of anything makes you counter productive.
Consider this too. How many people are lazy with hangovers from drinking and, for the most part, get nothing done when hungover? The lettuce doesn't give you hangovers. I think if you'd compare the two, alcohol probably creates more inactivity in a person than weed does. [/Quote
I get what you are saying, but I don't think you really get what I am saying.
It seems that weed hasn't affected your life negatively, so you feel that it doesn't have the power to affect anyone elses life negatively. Which it can.
Eating, playing video games and smoking cigs don't de-motivate you. Smoking weed in itself doesn't demotivate you either, its what happens AFTER you smoke.
Eating, video games, cigs and smoking weed are all choices, but the affect you get from smoking weed demotivates you much, much worse than the others on that list.
I'm not trying to argue, but I know what I am talking about. Weed is a de-motivator (I understand other things that are not done in moderation can darn your life up) but from a motivation stand point, weed is a lot different than the other 'vices' you mentioned.