WHEN vices are as prevalent worldwide especially among youth, should there be anyone to blame but ourselves?
The makers of consumer products are duty-bound to generate income to achieve success and assure the company’s future. Not all advertising is truthful, and the public has the ultimate power to choose which product is good or bad for one’s health.
Being responsible enough to save yourself from ruin is something we all learn along the way. This applies most especially to people who go to music festivals here and abroad. It’s all about having self-control and reminding yourself that you have the power to simply say no.
To get drunk or not, to take this or that pill, to give in or stay put. Admittedly it’s really a tough decision, more so when the opportunity presents itself at that very moment.
But will you wait for tragedy to happen before you say no? Remember #YOLO? It doesn’t always mean we should do what we want whenever and wherever, because it’s best to be prudent to remind us that life is so precious to waste in just one night of fun.
Today’s youth generation has easy access to anything good or bad. Which makes it even more vital that we should be very careful and look after ourselves because, at the end of the day, our decisions will be a reflection of our character and state of mind.
It may be fun to drink alcohol because it boosts our confidence into doing something we wouldn’t have dared to try when sober. But sometimes, or most of the time, we want to extend the fun and thus drink excessively to dangerous levels that it’s no longer healthy.
The freedom to do as one pleases has its consequences, and being responsible for one’s actions is the only way to truly appreciate life. In short, always think twice before popping that pill. It’s not cool to get high, much less to “fly high.”
The recent CloseUp Forever Summer dance party was so lit, it is by far one of the most fun events I’ve attended in the country.
In my opinion the organizers put up a better one than last year’s edition. I definitely loved the theme which came close to Coachella and its oasis vibe.
The crowd was great, enjoying the music as one big family. But what we thought was something that ended without an incident turned ugly with news that five people died after collapsing and suffering from heart and multiple organ failure. Drug use was perceived to have been the main cause of the deaths.
I believe security inside the venue was lax. It should have been expected that drugs would be consumed especially in such an event.
But then, who is to blame? The organizers? The crowd itself?
The point is, each person is responsible for his/her own safety and well-being.
No matter what happens in a concert, or even an intimate party, it’s still best to be careful not to take what you can’t handle. Always remember to be wise and be careful of the friends you hang out with.
Besides, waking up with a hang-over, or worse, feeling catatonic with no sleep, is not fun at all.