Drinks, Drugs, Sex, Smoke…. Does it seem like I am beginning with everything controversial today. Believe me, I am not a stereotype orthodox human with a cliché lecture. This blog is to give a direction, to most parents and children, that living in the twenty first century we must know about, every existent but we shouldn’t make every concept our own. I am not talking against anything, but just discussing what is good and when is the right time, what are our limits because LIMITS are hero like, my friend. I am really sorry to reveal this truth to you, but everything available in the market (legal or illegal) is not meant for you. Its almost like most people would give up a $5000 handbag and prefer to buy something more needful. Basically, you need to educate yourself and know what’s the best for you. Always have an eye of a businessman and search for benefits in all that you do. Why harm yourself for nothing?
Being sloshed every weekend is not the best you can do for your mental and physical health, but after a legal age of drinking, according to The School of Public Health at Harvard University, drinking a moderate amount of alcohol has certain health benefits. A moderate amount is defined as one drink per day for women and two drinks per day for men. Moderate Alcohol raises levels of HDL (good cholesterol) and hence proves to be a great protection towards heart diseases. It also reduces the risk of gallstones and lowers the chances of diabetes. All these benefits are observed by moderate drinking, which means the amount consumed on any single day and not an average over several days. So, the next time you are out, set your limits to the best, for you.
When a baby is born, he cries and the first cry is to clear the lungs from amniotic fluids and other secretions. He wasn’t breathing during his stay in the womb. Oxygen was being supplied through the umbilical chord attached to the mother, so his cry helps him inhale, for the first time in life. Smoking hampers healthy breathing as it damages airways and small air sacs (alveoli) present in your lungs. The only element other than food and water that keeps you going is your power to breathe and you are hampering the passage of oxygen because of one bad habit. Smoking can cause all kinds of cancer in the body. It results in Cardiac and Respiratory diseases. What are you harming yourself for?
The next topic is beyond my capability to explain, but I still wish at least one-person changes his thought after reading this. I was recently driving to the next town, when my friend read out, news of a three year old being raped and killed with pieces of clothes stuffed in her mouth. Do you think this was for pleasure? For GODS sake, raping a three year old, is a case of pure mental sickness and such living beings need medical help, they cannot be left unbarred. It would be unfair if we called them animals, because animals might posses a smaller brain than ours but their emotions are more majestic than humans. Intimacy between two people should be, out of choice and not forced. No one has the right to kill anyone’s spirit because of his or her rotten mentality.
Drug abuse kills 2,00,000 people every year. What are drugs and why do they even exist, if they are so harmful and addictive? They are plants, yes, kinds of plants that are wrongly used. They too carry benefits in their pockets. According to the national institute of Drug Abuse in the U.S.- Cannabis (marijuana) can kill cancer cells and shrink, one of the most serious types of brain tumors. Two out of hundred types of cannabinoids are of medical interest. Out of which THC increases appetite and reduces nausea. It may also decrease pain, inflammation and muscle control problems. But the problem again is wrong thing at the wrong time. A single mother of an infant died, due to drug overdose and her child also gave up on life after starving and crying the entire night, who should we blame?
I have just tried to pen down what I feel as a human of today. The motive is not to stop you from all that you wish to do. I urge that you must educate yourself before getting into any new habit. Don’t be an alien towards what you consume. Read about the effects, it would have on your body in the longer run. Get in touch with your doctor and be regular with your health check ups. There’s nothing like belonging to a cool group. Life comes in phases, someone who is important today, might not exist tomorrow. Your successes and sufferings are beard, only by “YOU”.
Ritika Walia Mehra