Why Marijuana should NOT be Legalised

Cannabis Sativa, the name of a plant from which marijuana comes from when it is dried. Its usually smoked in hand rolled cigarettes or brewed in tea and even in food.
Even though we have personal freedom and free will and understand that each country has a responsibility to respect individual free will and their rights to free determination, we have to understand also that immorality of marijuana use can only be based on one’s set of moral beliefs. War against drugs can serve as the immediate interest of politicians who takes a “moral” stand against drugs or fighting evils caused by illegal trade. They only increase their popularity in their respective constituents.
When a certain drug is illegal in a certain country or state that does not stop traffickers from producing the drug and selling it. And so considering legalization of marijuana, before even making it legal one has to weigh both positive and negative impact of marijuana on the society and what the majority of the population thinks about it. Most population across the world considers marijuana as unhealthy. The impact of the drug on one’s health should also be considered.
On Friday 13th march 2015 according to yahoo news, The Texas law makers have introduced a comprehensive medical marijuana legislation that would allow patients suffering from serious conditions including cancer and seizure disorder to access the plant with the doctor’s prescription. Evidently legalizing marijuana its consumption will increase because of its ready availability and the reduced prices. This will create new consumers rather than saving the current ones. We both know that drug use is dangerous, because drug alters the way our brain works negatively. Even apart from the users themselves, there are vast effects on the society as a whole. Any responsible state or government cannot legalize marijuana because we have known this drug to have more negative effects than the positive ones. The government is responsible for the health of its people and so it cannot be involved in distribution of this substance considered immoral and unhealthy by majority. If it does so it will be exposing its citizens to more risk of illness against its main goal which is to take care of the health of its people. The rising cost of health care, violence related with use of drugs, neglect suffered by innocent children by their drug addict parents. All this will come up if marijuana is legalized. Considering these negative effects of drug use, we should avoid legalizing this drug. We both need a healthy and peaceful society to live in.

Wrong ways to cope with pain

Pain happens to all, but different people respond differently. In adult years many have been wounded or betrayed with their close friends and even relatives. Mostly people we love are the ones who hurt most. These sense of betrayal triggers negative feelings within ourselves. These feelings if not dealt with carefully might lead to desperate means to get out of the pain. This desperate means could lead to more serious problems than solving the initial one, which could lead to depression. Human beings cannot fully eliminate all negative feelings and still maintain positive ones. As people try to block negative feelings they also block positive ones as well. That’s why most people who have grown up in those circumstances are unable to remember anything good about growing up. Here are some of the ways people practice in their quest to cope with pain and end up more desperate than before.
1) Refusing to feel the pain. Many who have been wounded or betrayed before, decide suppress all emotions and refuse to feel anything about it. As children it simply hurts too much to feel a rejection, neglect, abuse or shame. Once grown up they condition themselves not t allow these emotions to hurt them and so they refuse to feel pain.
2) Alternative sensation to pain. Some people find an alternative feeling that’s greater than overwhelming sensation of pain. An outside stimulus to outweigh the hurt within, e. g. they resort to drugs, eating, alcoholism, sex, work holism (over commitment to work).these becomes their exit options. Still other also resort to violence against their spouse and children.
3) Passivity. The passive acknowledges the hurt but do nothing about it. they know they should face the offender but they would rather keep the peace. These type of people would rather be liked. They want to keep the peace with everybody.
4) Denial. These type of people never want to acknowledge that they have been hurt by someone close to them. They thrive on justification. They even rather blame themselves, rather than people who hurt them. They play the ostrich by burying their heads in the sand and assume the problem is gone! This doesn’t change the reality, it only delay facing it.
Now the only way to cope with the hurt is to face it. Even if you did all these that we have discussed above, there is no change or solution arrived at. Rather they create more problems.
Terry Kellogg once said “Pain from our past that is unresolved is pain we are condemned to repeat.”
Bad thing also happens to good people. In this life even the innocent get punished. In all this that’s not the end of the road. The good news is you can still grow through pain and live even better than before.
1) Learn to forgive. Though massively unfair, it is the only way to emotional health. Is not a dirty word to forgive that’s where the road to freedom starts.
2) Reconcile. May not apply to all situations though. But it can be necessary to rebuild a relationship while still you can. You can still work towards reconciliation.
You can confront these realities and come out better, rather than die in depression. It takes courage but it is the right thing to do. Cowards die many deaths before the real one comes, but the courageous live on and better. Make a wise choice when dealing with pain.

hOW TO START A BUSINESS WITH KSH1000

You have walked and searched long, wide and hard but still you cant find a job. In Kenya its quite normal, not only in Kenya but across the world. Looking for a job becomes your job. Here is the thing my friend regardless of where you come from money is a problem. Unless you were born in state house. However hard life is you need to survive. When it comes to making money don’t be choosy on the kind of job you do, just as long as it’s legal in this country. What is important is you need to make money and survive. In Kenya especially in Nairobi if you look for a job you will look forever. But if you look for money you will do anything that comes your way just to add an extra coin in your pocket. Now you have searched for job and nothing seems coming your way. Meanwhile you can afford Ksh1000? I believe if you are serious person that’s enough capital to start a small scale business. This amount can give you a booming business here in Nairobi. Here are some of the suggestions you may need to consider to start a business with Ksh1000.
1) Egg business. In Kenya eggs are on high demand and pays well too. This is because eggs are required in large quantities especially around urban areas. In Nairobi for example an egg goes for ksh20, while in other rural areas its ksh8 averagely. So if you have ksh1000 you can buy 125 eggs and sell them at ksh20 each. This will give you ksh2500. That’s 150% profit! So as you do this be patient and determined you will finally arrive!
2) If you have an experience in cooking then “mandazi” or “chapatti” will do you a great deal. A 2kg of wheat goes for ksh130 averagely. Cooking fat is about ksh110, 0.5kg. Plus other small ingredients which will cost you about ksh100. One packet averagely will produce 50 “mandazi “ or 20 “chapatti”. You can look for a market, especially where there is work going on like a construction site will be great. You can sell 1chapati at ksh20 or 1manadzi at ksh10. Now for chapatti you will make ksh400 and for “mandazi” you will make ksh500. This is from one packet. And if you target 5 packets, that will give you ksh2500 for “mandazi” and 2000 for “chapatti”.
With ksh1000 you need to be creative and come up with a smart plan that will generate you some profit to keep you going. as you wait for your career.

Why religion is destroying our society

A suicide bomber kills for what they believe is the highest ideal.They are out there to kill you,me and themselves,because they believe if they kill they will get in heaven.To understand this kind of a person you need to know the religion terrorism they inspire is a logical outcome of the deeply held faith.(Jihadsm).Faith disco urages free thought.We live in a time of lethal polarisation where we have seen the world’s greatest religions push to the limits where there can be no reconciliation.We have witnessed Christian insanity penetrating our society too.we have seen people claim to perform miracles in the name of Christ,just to get into your pockets to steal what yo u have worked so hard to get.religion has destroyed our society.I thought this twenty first century should be a century of reason and sanity.its to the contrary.If only we could put aside our religious deferences this world would be a peaceful and wonder full place to live.

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