Cause and Effect

The cigarette industry is thriving even though the world population; every man, woman and child, knows how deadly cigarettes and tobacco in general are. Why? Why does the industry flourish to the tune of billions of dollars annually?

Because everyone who smokes is telling themselves one of three things: 1.) I’m going to stop if I experience any adverse effects and before it gets me. 2.) I’m betting I’m one of the lucky ones. (in other words, they’re betting they are fortunate enough to be hit by a train or drive off a bridge before the inevitable BIG C or heart failure hits). 3.) Their life sucks so bad that…fuck it.

Don’t get me wrong; I smoked for over forty years and in all likelihood, it will be some form of effect from that that kills me and still I defend a person’s right to do it, even in public.

So…

When there are hundreds of millions of people in the world with this mind-set is it any wonder that they can’t be expected to grasp the finer points of political cause and effect?

I think not.

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Comments

  • Zolton
    Zoltonover 2 years ago

    I smoke because people suck. ha ha ha… I was just having this conversation with my stepmom, a smoker. We were discussing how more lives are ruined by alcohol and prescription drugs. I mean truly destroyed. I don’t know what to tell you, George. I am prone to OCD and depression. It helps a little. And yes… I am a masochist tried and true. I don’t smoke that much… about a half a pack a day. I am lonely and I do that intentionally due to lack of belief in the human capacity to bond and relate. I think about it all the time.

  • Those drugs are designed to CONTROL you. They can kill you. My suggestion is stop caring so much. It ain’t worth it. You gotta chill out, sweetie or you’re gonna burn out.

    – George Yesthal

  • raymondoantonio
    raymondoantonioover 2 years ago

    You have a way of cutting through lifes’ bullshit that I find refreshing George!!! AIN’T IT A SHAME SO MANY FAIL TO UNDERSTAND CAUSE AND EFFECT…..EQUAL AND OPPOSITE REACTIONS ( NEWTON ) AND GOOD OLD KARMA!!!…….AND REMEMBER…..ENTROPY WILL GET ALL OF US NO MATTER WHAT!!!…..MEANWHILE LISTEN TO DENNIS LEARY…..NO CURE FOR CANCER!!!!!

  • Ah, but there are cures for cancer. Another of the bullshit lies our government sells us. No profit in healthy people.
    Thanx, Ray.

    – George Yesthal

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarover 2 years ago

    ♥♥♥♥♥FEATURED IN UP & COMING WRITERS♥♥♥♥♥

    CONGRATULATIONS & THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE GROUP!!!

  • Thanx so much for the fearure.

    – George Yesthal

  • MtnRainbows
    MtnRainbowsover 2 years ago

    Bite me George.

  • LOL! Right, an evil smoker. Okay, I’ll bite. Where would you like it.

    – George Yesthal

  • MtnRainbows
    MtnRainbowsover 2 years ago

    And because I smoke I’m therefore stupid and unable to grasp the finer points of political cause and effect… You can be such a butt head.

  • If the shoe fits…
    It was more about people seeing what’s bad for them and not recognizing it or caring.

    – George Yesthal

  • MtnRainbows
    MtnRainbowsover 2 years ago

    Well this evil smoker has made her point… enough said.

  • MtnRainbows
    MtnRainbowsover 2 years ago

    Feel free to delete my comments.

  • Never. This isn’t FB. LOL

    – George Yesthal

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