I find it to be quite remarkable how certain perspectives that are introduced to you as a kid go on to really frame the way you look at life.
- I used to laugh at those stereotypical lines of the shrink telling the person on the couch to tell them all about their childhood.
That seemed like bunk to me. However, the older I have become, I totally see how true that can be. I know that I have views in my adult life that were planted there as a child. Take recreational marijuana use for example. My parents made a point of just scaring the hell out of me about marijuana products. And there was nothing rational in their statements. Plus, they had no idea what they were talking about given they had never even tried cannabis or cannabis products. What was even more hypocritical was the fact they were both very heavy drinkers. But, all that fear based marijuana product bashing sure had the desired effect. I steered clear of it even through college and everybody was using recreational marijuana at that point. But then, I took a huge leap and went shopping at a local cannabis spot near where I live. I simply wanted to know for myself what this was all about. The staff helped me choose a lower THC content cannabis edible. I took it home, sat in the backyard and had one of the better afternoons of my life. So, it goes to show you that everything we are taught as children just isn’t necessarily true. And that certainly has been the case for me and recreational marijuana.