Everything changed for the better when I started treating my life like a one-way street. Once you make the choice to leave, no re-entry.
Addiction should never be treated as a crime. It has to be treated as a health problem. We do not send alcoholics to jail in this country. Over 500,000 people are in our jails who are nonviolent drug users.
Drug addiction reduces a man to a mindless and ridiculous thing, and creates social parasites and criminals.
Here is the solution to the American drug problem suggested a couple years back by the wife of our President: Just say no.
Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.
Surely God would not have created such a being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day! No, no, man was made for immortality.
Maturity is also self-awareness, knowing your own strength, your weaknesses and your limitations.
Just remember that you dictate your value and you are more than allowed to have standards for yourself no matter how high they are to others.