Overthinking on Cannabis and Being a Good Human | Weekly Brew

When you smoke weed, you uncontrollably reexamine your identity and life choices. For overthinkers, smoking pot can result in unwelcome self-accusation and negatively-slanted analysis of one’s major life decisions.

About 90% of the people in my circle smoke cannabis. I just started reading this blog post from Thought Catalog randomly. It holds true. I seriously dislike the way cannabis makes me feel. It could have been a few bad experiences —specifically one at the Holy Grail of weed, Amsterdam. I remember having a joint and then an edible and just feeling so…bleh.

Every time I try weed, I tell myself, no this time will be different. It usually isn’t. Let me know in the comments if you experience similar feelings.

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Philosopher Martha Nussbaum on How to Live with Our Human Fragility

The condition of being good is that it should always be possible for you to be morally destroyed by something you couldn’t prevent. To be a good human being is to have a kind of openness to the world, an ability to trust uncertain things beyond your own control, that can lead you to be shattered in very extreme circumstances for which you were not to blame. That says something very important about the human condition of the ethical life: that it is based on a trust in the uncertain and on a willingness to be exposed; it’s based on being more like a plant than like a jewel, something rather fragile, but whose very particular beauty is inseparable from its fragility.

Brainpickings is without a doubt my favourite blog on the interwebs. I just love this quote from Martha Nussbaum. There is nothing wrong with being like a plant. Having and embracing openness will lead you to more places than being rigid and cold ever will.


As always, thanks for indulging me. Hope you have a great weekend.

Josh.