By Oussama Hamama
By Oussama Hamama
Morocco World News
Rabat, December 8, 2012
Instead of lighting a cigarette as you always do, try to light a candle for a change, and start thinking of how you have become, what you are now, and how you used to be before.
With every passing minute, remember that your life is getting shorter just like that candle melting is front of your eyes.
It’s a slow death, but it’s quicker than what you might think. You could be put in coffin before you know it, or find yourself empty-handed strolling the streets begging for money to add more to your grief.
I’m not blaming you; I’m just being rational. What is that thing so fabulous you gain from polluting your lungs several times a day? People struggle hard to get fresh air, they plant trees, visit gardens, and you mister do exactly the opposite?!!! You must be insane or just a lover of sickness.
Well, don’t tell me smoking makes you forget your problems. It is actually making you forget who you are, a human who has a brain, and if it works properly, you wouldn’t do something that harms you so badly.
A real human is meant to face their problems, not run away from them. You can’t run away forever anyways, so please drop that excuse, ‘cause it’s so not convincing.
On the other hand, I believe you might be doing it to impress people around you, if that’s what you’re doing it for, then I must feel sorry for you, cause the only thing your close ones will be impressed with is how brave you are to execute a slow-mo suicide operation on yourself whose results are already known. Can you imagine how ridiculous you look now?!
Impress people with brilliant thoughts, sweet talk, or good manners, but how can you actually have good manners when you’re still hurting every person that passes you by with the toxic smoke of your cigarette, and your bad breath?!! It’s a lack of respect in case you don’t know, but I’m sure you know and that’s even worse. Where is your logic man?
You might have heard all of this many times before, same old tape playing, huh? But before you press fast-forward as usual, I want you please to take a moment and ask yourself, why would I or anyone else keep telling you such things that you probably consider as a piece of fading advice or a simple nuisance?!! Okay, the reason why I bother coming with these words with a less aggressive style is that is my duty to bring good to my community, and you’re a part of it if you didn’t notice.
If your well-being doesn’t matter to you, you should know that I and the folks out there are concerned. Now that you know there are people who are willing to support you to get through your addiction, aiming no benefit but to see a healthy look on your face, won’t you really reconsider your attitude, and make a first step on the path of quitting?!
Give it a try, you won’t lose a thing, as much as you’ll profit. Make recovery your main goal!