Sitting here again in McDonald’s, (I really should own stock in it by now) today just meditating on my own life were I came from and were I’m at the present and what some of my goals are.
And some of them are to help share through my personal experiences about drug abuse and the addiction that goes along with it. To briefly share about some of the people, (with holding names for privacy always here!) I have met some really good people in my journey even while sleeping under the stars some of the kindest people are homeless and have some kind of addiction.
Meeting these people is a reward no matter what society may claim, I have learned a lot about human nature from both sides of this matrix we all call life. I share this with you about me so maybe you can understand where I come from and how I feel about this disease.
The status quote claims these people (addicts) are no good and only care about their next high, well this is only half-true, and my father told me many years ago half-truths are just as good as a lie. He also shared with me, “Robert, don’t believe in nothing that you here and only half of what you see and you will do alright in this world!” I found out that this advice comes in real handy in today’s world from both sides of the matrix!
While I was out at the Pike, sleeping under the stars, these so-called worthless people were some of my best friends trough my journey of being homeless. They had opportunity to steal from me but they did not, but according to the status quote they will rob you blind, not true at least not with these folks it was not. In fact this one young lady who sold herself would even come up to me at times with a hamburger to help me from starving instead putting it towards her drug of choice.
Little things like this I ‘ll never forget and one day will pay it back, I know some of you might think a hamburger that’s not much, but in reality it is when you are homeless and have nothing at all-weather she is an addict are not isn’t the point, it is giving and giving all that I personally see!
This young lady did not choose to be out there as others have come to believe, she was under doctors care for back pains and was not manage properly and then cut off due to the ignorance of her family now she has turn to the streets and the rest is history!
This I have learned is a growing epidemic out here on the streets and we here in the U.S. approach this all the wrong way I believe most these people in jail need help not to be label as criminals when in fact they have created only physical harm to themselves only? Now this I do know has created a lot of emotional harm from with in the family and friends and this is what the title is about of this blog post.
To really love the addict you must hate the addiction, this is what truly separates what I feel is the good from the bad. What I mean by this is for an example, my friend Angel Face when I first meet her was not tricking, but because she was an addict and young she in fact is very vulnerable with no protection.
Her being so young and beautiful made her a valuable commodity in many ways for other men and addicts. Now I don’t hate these people in fact I feel sorry for their very own bondage that they are in themselves. Nonetheless, I don’t like them and hate the addiction in them and also my friend Angel Face.
At one time when I was out there I did grow a very strong resentment towards these people who used my friend that I love, that’s just the way I am, she knew this and we had our boundaries that I dared to not cross for in fear of losing her friendship which meant a lot to me.
What I guess I’m trying to say here is, if there is no addiction, then they would not be abusing her and people close to her would not also be hurt by these unscrupulous individuals. And at the same time these individuals that are using her would not be doing it for their own addictions, what ever they be, sexual or drug related!
To Love The Addict, Is To Hate The Addictions….