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.
I KNOW THIS POST MIGHT ANTAGONIZE MANY OF MY FRIENDS.BUT I BELIEVE IN WHAT I HAVE SAID HERE.AND I STAND BY 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.