One of the “bad” attributes which has often been attributed to weed, and I have proof, here, in front of me, is that those who use it tend to be apathetic, that we lack interest and enthusiasm, which frankly, I’m pretty sure couldn’t be further from the truth.
Now, while there might be plenty of stoners who take the “nothing I can do” attitude about things like environmental meltdown or political corruption or economic inequity, believe it or not, there are probably way more (just in terms of what % of the human population at large are stoners) folks who don’t partake of the noble weed who have that attitude, too.
I mean, I know plenty of them.
Of course I might not be aware of their dope smoking habits, but it’s pretty safe to say that not everybody in the world enjoys weed and its effects, among which apathy is not a very big one.
The proof that I’ve included in this piece, and what inspired it, is a piece of artwork, I mean, maybe it was hand made, I don’t know, but even if not, it was designed, and I daresay by a stoner, but what really got me to thinking about just how non-apathetic stoners tend to be, is that from the seat at the little table here, in candle light, this piece of art reminds me a whole lot of the state of California.
I mean, it looks like California, doesn’t it?
And there is no more progressive state in that not much of a union that is the US, the us, it’s an us (an anus?) that which being a me of kind of sucks, not a very nice country at all, other than the land that is here, its political entity (entities, really, since I’m writing of CA here) like California, it was the first place to make medical weed legal, it is the most progressive state in the country in oh so many ways, even if there is an ugly red spot down there by the heel, I’d make the sock blue with a red heel, but that’s mostly about the LA region, which is pretty awful by most standards, at least by most of mine.
It isn’t dispassion that has been passing weed legislation all over the country, nor does apathy participate in revolutions. I’d be interested in just how many neo-radicals (a new group classification I’ve just created, non-apathetically) smoke weed.
Here in Colorado, that state that first legalized recreationally the nobel green one, the place where John who took his name from Denver was reborn in his twenty seventh year, that state that has made such incredible progress in terms of the revenues generated, the decrease in violent crime, maybe an increase in homelessness, I’m not sure, but that’s just because this is as good a place as any to be homeless, and there’s weed all over the place.
Acceptably all over the place.
And it’s not that the non weed smokers are any more apathetic to the situation than the smokers are overjoyed (not apathetic, no, not at all) with it, they can see with their own eyes how much better it has made the state, that geo-political thing, and the state of the population that lives here.
Happy folks in Colorado, super friendly, caring, and not the least bit apathetic. Not about things that matter, like homelessness, and inequity, and environment. Super progressive.
And me? Oh, yeah, I’m just the model of apathy, always have been, uh huh. Weed doesn’t make a person apathetic, not at all. Weed helps a person moderate her passions, it sure as hell does not kill them, nor prevent their emergence.
No apathy here, no, not at all.