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    Quote Originally Posted by Synarch View Post
    I don't know where you live, but marijuana is all but legal where I live.
    And here the police don't go after users of marijuana, they only go after the dealers.

    And the dealers not only deal in marijuana but they also deal in heroin, cocaine and ice.

    And I can't remember a single marijuana user being prosecuted, never mind being sent to jail.

    And our official drug policy, supported by both sides of Parliament, is Harm Minimization.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zago View Post
    So much for personal responsibility, though, right? The laws can't save us.
    Society's laws and morality are two beams holding up the same house. This is why it is most important to be concerned with the morality of a thing, because our morals determine our laws.
    "Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Synarch View Post
    Crack cocaine is not equivalent to slot machines, so I don't see how things could be consistent. Even if you successful encourage your kids to avoid alcohol, for example, it still affects the rest of society. Your family is not an island unto itself, hence the reason we regulate behavior at all.
    I take it you've never known a gambling addict.
    "We grow up thinking that beliefs are something to be proud of, but they're really nothing but opinions one refuses to reconsider. Beliefs are easy. The stronger your beliefs are, the less open you are to growth and wisdom, because "strength of belief" is only the intensity with which you resist questioning yourself. As soon as you are proud of a belief, as soon as you think it adds something to who you are, then you've made it a part of your ego."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lateralus View Post
    I take it you've never known a gambling addict.
    Well, I'm sure the addiction is similar. But, we can control the venue more easily.
    "Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Synarch View Post
    Society's laws and morality are two beams holding up the same house. This is why it is most important to be concerned with the morality of a thing, because our morals determine our laws.
    The Army pays great attention to morale, for as morale goes, so does the Army.

    And in civilian life morale is equally important.

    It's just that we give it different names -

    In business we call it confidence.

    And in our personal life we call it self-esteem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    The Army pays great attention to morale, for as morale goes, so does the Army.

    And in civilian life morale is equally important.

    It's just that we give it different names.

    In business we call it confidence.

    And in our personal life we call it self-esteem.
    Do you think we are concerned enough with morale in civic life?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Synarch View Post
    Do you think we are concerned enough with morale in civic life?
    This is an interesting question.

    On one hand the State of California has a Commission for Self Esteem.

    But on the other, drugs provide a false sense of self esteem - most druggies feel superior to straights.

    So on one hand the State is encouraging self esteem, but drugs induce a false sense of self esteem.

    So drugs are essentially parasitic on the good and wholesome.

    And druggies are parasites.

    But to answer your question - I would say we could do a lot more for the morale of civil society.

    Depression, for instance, is one of the largest presenting conditions at doctors' surgeries.

    And a considerable numbers self-medicate their Depression with illegal drugs.

    So attending to morale would have considerable benefits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post

    So attending to morale would have considerable benefits.
    I wonder how we could do this? I think it would be helpful in many ways.
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    A whole bunch of posts have been moved to the graveyard, may they rest in peace.

    Personal attacks and flames will not be tolerated, this includes posts with the sole apparent intent of enraging another user and posts containing insulting and/or aggressive attacks. Stop the jabs and stick to the topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trinity View Post
    A whole bunch of posts have been moved to the graveyard, may they rest in peace.

    Personal attacks and flames will not be tolerated, this includes posts with the sole apparent intent of enraging another user and posts containing insulting and/or aggressive attacks. Stop the jabs and stick to the topic.
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