Saturday, July 04, 2009

The Straight Edge Movement

Straight Edge refers to a lifestyle and youth movement that started within the hardcore punk subculture whose adherents make a lifetime commitment to refrain from drinking alcohol, using tobacco products, and taking recreational drugs. The term was coined by the 1980s hardcore punk band Minor Threat in the song "Straight Edge".-Wikipedia

Among the youth of today there is a tendency to indulge in smoking,drinking and taking recreational drugs to be considered “cool”.There is also a misconception that most music bands indulge in these activities.You can say it has become almost fashionable to do these things.But what I would like to say here is that these concepts are absolutely wrong.There is no relation absolutely between music and these degrading habits.The greatest musician in India at present is undoubtedly A.R.Rahman.Does he need to smoke crack to come up with evergreen tunes???NO!!!!The straight edge movement was started by the fans of hardcore punk who believed in this truth.But you don’t have to be a straight edge fan to see how right they are.

Some people indulge in these habits to prove that they are THE men.But real men will never give in to these addictions.Men and women of integrity and character stays away from this.Only people who are mentally very weak and don’t have any willpower give in to such temptations.These habits have wrecked havoc on our society for a long time.Many bright futures have been lost to these filthy habits.Many promising careers have been cut short.And yet people keep surrendering to these filthy habits.And brag about it proudly.These people are the ones who are not only digging their own graves,but they take others down this path with them too.

Then there are other types of people who indulge in these habits to forget their pain.These people are even bigger fuck-ups.They would wallow in self-pity hour after hour rather than doing something constructive.If you have pain,face it.Don’t try to forget it like a coward.Face it and get over it.


Even though I am not a fan of hardcore punk,Yet I will join the straight-edge movement.Join it.Prove to yourself that you are strong.Stay away from these destructive habits.Enjoy life.Live life.


Samadrita said...

I am sooo in.God you wouldn't find a person more willing to support this movement and it's cause.I have a friend actually who had once tried to advocate alcoholism by saying that moderate beer consumption reduces heart risks. -_-
I was like..yeah right as if people have beer with that piece of information on their minds.
Drinking/smoking/drug abuse is NOT cool.NOT even a li'l bit.

advaita said...

very rightly said.
i smoke regularly,drink occasionally and i've loads of friends doing exactly the same or even more than this.....drugs.
i don't smoke or drink just because it is a so called "fashion" statement(amazing but true dat some of my frnds do believe in dat ideology).i smoke as i enjoy really decreases stress.
on d contrary i feel dis a vry inspiring movement initiated by anish and i wish u a vry good luck.
PS:i will continue to breath fire onto my lungs and alcohol through my may sound vry uninspiring but i can'nt help it.

kalyan.. said...

About drugs, everyone is right.
Those who consume and those who don't.

There are various ways of relieving stress, the hazardiest and poplariest being drugs. But then you can simply count the alphabets backwards and see that it works.

For the ones in drugs, yes, we understand that external sorcues control you. Good for you.

Quintessence Of Illusion said...

very true.........fagging and doping n boozing has become a style statment for todays youth

NesQuarX said...

Good to know you guys are in too. I've been X since like aeons ago. Hence my id.