clearly define the person you want to be

what kind of person do you want to be? the following comes from a full two-page ad for an FDA approved nerve-pain medication that ran in a mainstream science magazine:

[this “medicine”] may cause serious allergic reaction that causes swelling of the face, mouth, lips, gums, tongue, throat, or neck or any trouble breathing, rash, hives or blisters. it may cause suicidal thoughts or actions, thoughts of self harm or unusual changes in mood or behavior. these changes may include new or worsening depression, anxiety, restlessness, trouble sleeping, panic attacks, anger, irritability, agitation, aggression, dangerous impulses or violence or extreme increases in activity or talking. may cause swelling of your hands, legs and feet. causes dizziness and sleepiness. do not operate machinery or vehicle while taking [this “medicine”]. other effects include blurry vision, weight gain, trouble concentrating, dry mouth, and feeling high, muscle pain, feeling sick and feverish, or any changes in your eyesight including skin soars. do not take alcohol with this medication. you may be more likely to misuse [this “medication”]. other symptoms include unexpected bleeding and bleeding that last a long time, such as unusual bleeding from the gums, frequent nosebleeds, excessive vaginal bleeding, bleeding that is severe or cannot be controlled, red, pink, or brown urine or red or black stools that look like black tar, coughing up or vomiting blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds, unexpected pain, swelling, or joint pain, headaches, kidney or liver problems.

but smoking a bowl in my living room is criminal? and i can face 40yrs in a federal prison for growing a couple of plants? what the hell… the person i want to be won’t support that level of hypocrisy.