Weaver Of Webs
A Parental Predicament
Introduction to ROTA
If you are a parent, ask yourself these questions:
When tobacco and alcohol, two of the most deadly drugs known are completely legal, how can I convince my child that drugs are bad (other than by dying of lung cancer or cirrhosis of the liver)?
When the drug companies are busy advertising both prescription and over-the-counter pills for everything in life that isn't perfect, how can I convince my child that drugs are bad? If I believe in Snake Oil, why shouldn't my kids believe in drugs?
If I take tranquilizers or pain pills every day, how can I convince my child that drugs are bad?
Then ask yourself this question:
If I did as my parents did, instead of doing as my parents said, why should I expect my children to do as I say, instead of doing as I do?
A junkie is a junkie is a junkie.*
And pigeons on the grass are pigeons on the grass, alas. Alas, pigeons on the grass. No matter what politically correct euphemism you put on drug addiction, a pill-head is a pill-head is a pill-head, The name doesn't change the nature of the beast. Things are what they are. Some people are vitamin-pill junkies.