Midnight Oil

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Randy Van Vliet bigdaddyrv@yahoo.com
Thu, 6 Jun 2002 20:14:49 -0700 (PDT)

I had the same feelings when John Belushi died.  Not
that he was any great shakes as an actor or comedian
but I grew up watching him in the 70's and he did have
some singular moments.  What a waste.  I don't think
that drug abuse is limited to young and rich and
famous.  There are lots of folks out there on the
streets with drug problems.  Why it happens to some
and not others is a mystery to me.  I'm just a hard
working type trying to get along in life and give my
kids a better chance in life than I had (not that I
had it that bad even) and I've had a few of my close
friends get into substance abuse problems and it just
ruins their life time after time after time.  I
personally don't have time to waste with recreational
substances of any kind (hell, I can barely find time
to play pick up hoops at the church once a week). 
Yet, I have my own "joneses" to deal with.  All I can
say is Stay Clean, doing the right thing pays off in
the long run (it has to, doesn't it?)


--- Oils21@aol.com wrote:
> I have actually been having some unusual feelings
> about this.  I always feel 
> horribly when I hear about another human being
> losing their life for any 
> reason. However, there is a part of me that is
> saddened because deaths by 
> drug overdoses are completely avoidable.  For
> decades, people know the 
> dangers of drug use yet people still decide to try
> it and they get hooked and 
> many OD.  
> Now, I know I am going to hear that crap (not from
> this list probably but 
> from the media and other places) that he had
> problems and will be made out to 
> be the victim.  However, I know many people who
> probably have many more 
> problems such as trying to feed their families and
> most do not become drug 
> addicts.    
> For the life of me, I do not understand this.  We
> have seen way too many 
> talented people die from drug OD's and why people
> arent taking the example of 
> those that died previously baffles me.  
> I hope this does not make me a bad person, I do not
> think I am.  I am just a 
> confused man who doesnt understand a phenomenon that
> has been with us for 
> decades.  
> May God rest the souls of all those that perish from
> this plague and give 
> strength to everyone alive to resist drugs.
> Phil
> Bronx, NY

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