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NOTABLE! Marijuana and Success... Possible?

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What if people were educated about drugs and based their decision to do them on information and logic, not fear and scare tactics?
What a remarkable idea.

In other words, instead of blaming society, or peer pressure, or cops talking about DARE, the person would actually say, "I CHOSE to do drugs"?

They'd take responsibility for their addiction?

And they would proceed with the abuse, learning about what it does to them, and take the drugs responsibly?

And not use them to ESCAPE, or DULL THE PAIN, or HELP THEM FORGET how f***ed up their life is?

Radical idea.

-Russ H.
 

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What a remarkable idea.

In other words, instead of blaming society, or peer pressure, or cops talking about DARE, the person would actually say, "I CHOSE to do drugs"?

They'd take responsibility for their addiction?

And they would proceed with the abuse, learning about what it does to them, and take the drugs responsibly?

And not use them to ESCAPE, or DULL THE PAIN, or HELP THEM FORGET how f***ed up their life is?

Radical idea.

-Russ H.
I recommend this.

I've been smoking weed for the past few months (ever since I moved to California– go figure!), and I must say it complements my life quite well.

Of course, I only smoke late at night (10pm-12pm), as it DRASTICALLY cuts into productivity.

Great way to relax, unwind, and go to sleep effortlessly. I had some mild self-inflicted insomnia before (too much thinking...), but I haven't had a problem since. Ironically, it has also completely removed any trace of my already mild Asthma. :p

Like all aspects of life, moderation is key here. You can definitely do well in business while also smoking marijuana. I personally am more productive in the days, as my sleep schedule is much more stable. :smxF:
 
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I recommend this.

I've been smoking weed for the past few months (ever since I moved to California– go figure!), and I must say it complements my life quite well.

Of course, I only smoke late at night (10pm-12pm), as it DRASTICALLY cuts into productivity.

Great way to relax, unwind, and go to sleep effortlessly. I had some mild self-inflicted insomnia before (too much thinking...), but I haven't had a problem since. Ironically, it has also completely removed any trace of my already mild Asthma. :p

Like all aspects of life, moderation is key here. You can definitely do well in business while also smoking marijuana. I personally am more productive in the days, as my sleep schedule is much more stable. :smxF:
MikeC,

You're young-- many of us went through similar things in our 20s (not a bad thing-- part of discovering who you are as a person).

Pot taught me how to relax. How to breathe deeply, let go, and stop worrying about stuff.

Thing is-- once you know how to do all that, you don't need the weed to do it.

-Russ H.

PS Had a close friend who started smoking weed to help him get to sleep. Years later, he'd become so dependent on it that he literally could *not* get to sleep unless he toked, big time. And his quality of sleep had become terrible: Nightmares, restlessness, waking up in cold sweats.

He got so paranoid he started sleeping w/a gun under his pillow.

This was someone who had really become dependent on it.

He stopped it about 10 years ago. He was a nutcase at first-- and no fun to be around (VERY cranky).

But now he's mellow, and kind, and -- surprise-- he sleeps way better than before.

Again, just examples from my life, so I'm not saying this will work (or not work) for others.
 

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sorry, did not go through all the pages, but I can add this:

many of my mentors who were very successful businessmen generations above myself, were daily users of marijuana, dont know if there was a correlation but it was an odd thing for sure.
 

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sorry, did not go through all the pages, but I can add this:

many of my mentors who were very successful businessmen generations above myself, were daily users of marijuana, dont know if there was a correlation but it was an odd thing for sure.
Quantify:

Were they billionaires?

Worth over, say, $100 million?

Tell us.

I've worked with those guys (a few billionaires, most w/net worth between 30 and 400 million).

NONE of them did weed daily, at least anymore.

-Russ H.
 

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And even more Google fun (my ad was for ADD/ADHD disorders)

-Russ H.
 

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Like a hall of mirrors, the google ads keep getting better, and reflect the prior ads (see subsequent screen shots of the next ads, below, after my last post!)

One is for "minor skirmishes w/the law", another for "drug dependance", and the next . . . for Rehab! :rofl:

-Russ H.
 

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Honestly I don't think there's any use for it. Why even take a drug if it doesn't even give you a direct advantage? Now maybe if it was like that pill in limitless I could understand.
 

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Ganja is an insidious drug, it creeps its
way into your life and affects you in subtle ways you can't
even begin to imagine.

Most people smoke to deal with the negatives of life and
if that's the case then ganja is the frog in the pot of "drugs".

Slowly but surely.
 

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Regarding all the "successful" smokers I hear about.. In fact I know one who does over 1m revenue.. I always wonder what they would accomplish if they quit. Maybe he would do 10m, or 100m?
 

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I would say get richer first. Nothing wrong with having a joint one in a while but its better to stay away for now unless you are sure you're not gonna get addicted and can afford the time. Time meaning the time spent later as well to get back into the right frame of mind. Better to enjoy when you are at a better position and feel like you can afford to take a break and celebrate. Surely there will be pressure from friends from time to time as most people would rather have fun most of the time so its really up to you to decide for yourself whether to join or not. White lies ain't so bad actually ;). If really needed then just cut loose from useless friends whom don't appreciate your decisions and expect you to be there all the time.
 

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I find this an interesting topic as it is one I am currently struggling with. It all started about 8 months ago. I smoked my first joint with a friend. At first I could take it or leave it. I smoked every once in a while, it was fun but it wasn't a major part of my life. For months the habit was once weekly. I went to class during the week and never smoked but always toked up on the weekends with friends. Recently however I find myself with little to do since I've graduated school which I guess led to my chronic use. I found myself smoking several times daily with friends. I few days ago I finally realized how things had spiraled out of hand. It was largely due to the company I kept (who were chronic users) and I'm working to fix that problem by avoiding those people now. I haven't smoked in 3 days and I won't lie... It hasn't been easy... but I plan to maintain my self discipline and not use marijuana... at least not for a few months. However I'm not sure how I should handle use for the rest of my life. I don't feel like the plant is particularly harmful when used responsibility in much the same way I feel alcohol is not dangerous when used in moderation. My question is this: Should I NEVER touch it again? Should I use it on a monthly basis? Even during my most chronic use I never felt like my life was TOO terribly effected and I want my fast lane lifestyle to include occasional use. On the other hand, if it means missing out on the lifestyle I chose for myself Its something that must go. Input please?
If you actually were where you wanted to be then this would be a legitimate question - but since you make it perfectly clear that you are choosing weed INSTEAD of actually doing things the answer should be obvious.

Stop smoking pot if it gets between you and what you want.

Stop eating oreos if it gets between you and what you want.

Stop spending time on this forum if it gets between you and what you want.

It's not even what you ARE doing here, its what you are NOT doing. Wake up.
 

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You have to take an honest look at yourself to see if you're one of those people that can get things done with it. Because most people cannot handle or give the respect it deserves. I don't drink, never smoked cigarettes, but do partake in the green from time to time. Treat it like a reward system, only puff when you accomplished every thing for the day...feel good about it. Because the moment you take a puff when you know you haven't gotten done what you wanted...you lost. Also, don't smoke everyday...that's for wiz khalifa and people who don't want to achieve anything, because why go thru the pain of achievement when you can just smoke and feel instant pleasure/happiness. Smoking everyday will destroy 95% of peoples ambition. Never keep your eye off the prize. When you smoke it makes it very easy too.
 

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It dulls your senses and your mental acuity while you're high.

You're facing people who are taxing their brains to their bleeding limit 16 hours a day. Given raw statistical probability, many of them are probably smarter than you already. The Stanford kid or the MIT kid trying to monopolize your verticals aren't giving their brain a 2-3 hour vacation every day. Every business area has a couple of big winners and zillions of losers. Odds are already high that you're going to be one of the losers. Why make it higher?

If you think you can beat them while you sit time out every day, that's your choice. Seems unwise to me. Your brain is the "muscle" that makes you money. Seems like getting high every day would be like eating Pizza Hutt once a day when trying to become a competitive body builder.

Sure, it's not impossible... but why?
 

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I find this an interesting topic as it is one I am currently struggling with. It all started about 8 months ago. I smoked my first joint with a friend. At first I could take it or leave it. I smoked every once in a while, it was fun but it wasn't a major part of my life. For months the habit was once weekly. I went to class during the week and never smoked but always toked up on the weekends with friends. Recently however I find myself with little to do since I've graduated school which I guess led to my chronic use. I found myself smoking several times daily with friends. I few days ago I finally realized how things had spiraled out of hand. It was largely due to the company I kept (who were chronic users) and I'm working to fix that problem by avoiding those people now. I haven't smoked in 3 days and I won't lie... It hasn't been easy... but I plan to maintain my self discipline and not use marijuana... at least not for a few months. However I'm not sure how I should handle use for the rest of my life. I don't feel like the plant is particularly harmful when used responsibility in much the same way I feel alcohol is not dangerous when used in moderation. My question is this: Should I NEVER touch it again? Should I use it on a monthly basis? Even during my most chronic use I never felt like my life was TOO terribly effected and I want my fast lane lifestyle to include occasional use. On the other hand, if it means missing out on the lifestyle I chose for myself Its something that must go. Input please?
It's true, if you don't abuse drugs, alcohol, cigarettes and sugar you can live healthy. At a certain point the body starts to become stronger and
immune when comes in contact with those things. But i highly recommend to avoid them.

Now regarding "maria" i can say this: it may help you in having good ideas for a business, to invent something or solve problems. Also it fights against cancer. Smoked for fun it's not a good idea.

Now make your choices how you want to use it.
 

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It can also depend on your mindset, Why you are using weed?

Is it to get your mind off things? Get high? relax? etc?

If you can leverage it for a greater purpose such as problem solving, it could lead to subconscious solutions to problems frothing up to your conscious mind.

I think it's better to stay clear-headed and focused, also keep in mind long-term thinking and actions. Is what you do today contributing to your future and long-term plans and aspirations? If not maybe it is better to scrap such habits.
 

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There are different strains of weed and all have their strength. Indica is good for the body, sativa stimulates the mind.

You cannot overdose from marijuana. There more you vape/eat/smoke weed, the more you build a resistance so eventually you will HAVE to take a break if you want to get your high's worth.

Weed is better than aspirin.
Weed is WAY better than prescription drugs.

http://www.theweedblog.com/25-legal-drugs-more-dangerous-than-marijuana/

I think this world would be a much calmer and friendlier place if everyone smoked weed once in a while. Why?

I strongly believe marijuana makes you see things as they really are, it can help you find another perspective to a problem or on your life.

It can be escapism but unlike video games, you get to discover yourself and not some world Bethesda or Rockstar created to imprison your mind. Also pretty much any activity (lifting weights, reading, taking a shower, watching a movie) becomes a whole lot more enjoyable.

Now the downfalls:

With marijuana you get spirituality and mindfulness WITHOUT balance (meaning you have not worked for your high, and this can be a tough thing to manage especially if you lack discipline. Meditation gives you those things WITH balance but takes YEARS to achieve.)

I believe vaping weed has virtually NO bad effects on your body but the problem is in the habit.

I think you should only smoke weed if you enjoy being sober at least as much. If you enjoy being high all the time MORE than being sober all the time, that's when you need to take a break. Hopefully, I have found that marijuana is the only "drug" that lets you leave it alone.

The Don'ts:

- Don't blow off your friends or boy/girlfriend just because you want to go home and get high
- Try to use it as a reward as much as possible, not as an excuse to not do what you gotta do. At the very least, get high while doing what you gotta do.
- When high, don't F*cking feel guilty, enjoy the moment, you are not doing anything wrong to anybody!
- Don't believe it is necessary for your "happiness" or well-being. It's not.
 

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Marijuana is one of the most underestimated drugs.

Every single person I met that smoked a lot is filled with dumb superficial ideas about the world and people. They think its genius when they come up with the ideas while they are high and after a while they believe in that stuff even when they are not smoking.
Seriously Ive seen 130iq + people getting F*ckd by weed.

Other disadvantage is that for most people its very hard to stay disciplined or motivated while using or after using weed.

If you dont care about your time go ahead and smoke. But if you want to learn how beautiful life is and how many magnificent things you can do with your life then resort to weed for max 1 time a year
 

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This thread made me laugh a lot, I have to wonder what kind of weed you are smoking. Come to Oregon, we view weed as medicine and use it as such. Many people here have been able to get off prescription pills and alcohol, because they consume marijuana. There quality of life has increased and Ive personally met a 2 people who now live a cancer free life due to RSO (google it).

As far as smoking for productivity, some people can and others cant. I personally don t focus as well on it, so I don t smoke during the day. I know some people who function way better after smoking sativa shatter. Just gotta figure out what works best for you.
 

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You can get high and mentally masturbate about the event and ignore working on the process. I say this knowing my plan later tonight is booze and the aforementioned.

Recognize the value of your time though. I'd admit I did read a good bit of MJ's book under the influence tho :blackalien::blackalien:
 

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You can get high and mentally masturbate about the event and ignore working on the process. I say this knowing my plan later tonight is booze and the aforementioned.

Recognize the value of your time though. I'd admit I did read a good bit of MJ's book under the influence tho :blackalien::blackalien:
Hopefully that story goes like, "I started the book stoned then realized that I needed to finish it straight."
 

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Hopefully that story goes like, "I started the book stoned then realized that I needed to finish it straight."
I would not smoke cause I'd want to pass out and not read but even after end of night I'd get into bed and read it for hours, between classes, any time possible in the past week really.I've only read in once so far (in the past week).

I do sometimes smoke before bed but I don't want to start talking about tolerance and all that, basically you are right. Rarely I read a book and first thing I want to do when I finish it is re read it but quite to opposite with MJ's book. Really resonated with me personally and gave me the figurative kick in the butt to get me going.
 

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I would not smoke cause I'd want to pass out and not read but even after end of night I'd get into bed and read it for hours, between classes, any time possible in the past week really.I've only read in once so far (in the past week).

I do sometimes smoke before bed but I don't want to start talking about tolerance and all that, basically you are right. Rarely I read a book and first thing I want to do when I finish it is re read it but quite to opposite with MJ's book. Really resonated with me personally and gave me the figurative kick in the butt to get me going.
Used to smoke before I read TMF. After I read it I never really smoked again... Couldn't take the action needed to put the knowledge into action when I would be stoned too often.
 

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