I’ve been sober now for a little over 3 1/2 years. I’m 32. These last few years have only confirmed a big part of why I used to drink so much.
My eyes have been opened even more to all the damage going on in the world, both in the environment and within ourselves. What a horrible fucking species we are as a whole. So many egotistical, careless, selfish, over-consuming, seemingly know-it-all, good-willed talkers but will never make real change, parasites. I’m not saying I’m perfect, nowhere near, but fuck how can so many people not know that their day to day choices are damaging and killing our own species, making the world a living hell for so many other living beings, and fucking up our environment in just about every way possible. Some of them would say they do know, yet they continue to go about their way, contributing over and over to the very same things they say they despise. Why? All in the name of more material shit that we can wear, drive, fly, watch, shove down our fat fucking throats? What a parasite we are as a species. Yeah there are good ones I know, but fuck how long have people been saying that? When will there ever be enough good people to the point where they’re the rule not the exception? I’m not holding my breath.
I don’t see our societal addictions to horrible food, treatment of animals and destruction of their habitats, love for material shit, frivolous technology, obsession with personal cars and trucks, procreating more than we can handle, and advancement of weapons to destroy as many humans and structures as possible (just to name a few) letting up anytime soon. Actually, if psychology is right, our addiction to all this will only continue to accelerate. Addictions that go untreated only go one way, right? We’re an addict that doesn’t want help, and our disease is only progressing. I’m sober and I can say with a sober and clear mind: fuck this world. Actually, more precisely: fuck just about every human on this planet. You’ve ruined it. No matter how much you may not think you’ve been a part of the problem, statistically you most likely have been. If you are part of that majority and you’re reading this now, why don’t you change?
Really look hard at your life, your every day choices and your actions. Don’t be upset at me for pointing it out. I didn’t choose to join this shit show, but I’m really glad I can choose to leave it.