Over my limited amount of days I have had on this Earth, I have learned a few things. The most recent I feel is common sense. I often have people coming to me upset. Their first inclination is, “Hey, I’m going to get drunk tonight because I hate everything.” At times, yes I am guilty of probably saying that exact phrase, but, I have come to a conclusion that I think others need to consider. When you are sad or upset about a situation, and choose to drink, do drugs, etc to get over it, what are you accomplishing? You spend your money on these substances, ingest them, ruining some part of your functioning body, have temporary relief, and then come back to what. Do you really feel better after? Probably not. You probably return to the world where you have to deal with the problem that has still gone away, and possibly some kind of hangover. Does that make it better? No. I think you need to take a step back from the situation. Clinging to substances as a way to get away from your problems leads to bigger problems in the long run. Health issues, dependencys, etc. Is that what you want to deal with? Instead of being self-destructive, take a step back and find something else to do. Mad? Go on a run, yell your head off, etc. At least the run would benefit you. Even go punch a punching bag, it’ll benefit your body as well. Maybe even deal with the problem, in the long run you’ll save yourself money, maybe spend a little time, but you may even feel relieved when dealing with the real problem at hand.