How arrogant are you to believe that the world even gives you a second thought?!
You think the world is against you.
You think that you are a junkie and everyone hates you.
You feel judged, you feel criticised for your choices and your actions.
I want to challenge the belief that the world is against you and that everyone hates you.
Who is everyone?
The majority of the world’s population don’t even know you exist, let alone have anything against you.
So if they have no knowledge of your existence and your life choices, how could they possibly hate you?
A large proportion of the population are against the idea of recreational drug use or substance misuse.
They are against the idea of finding drug paraphernalia lying about in children’s play parks. They are against the drug and alcohol related costs to the NHS, the prison service and the taxpayer. They are against the idea of having to deal with the volatile and sporadic behaviours of those under the influence. They are against all of the dangers associated with substance misuse. They are against the idea of people driving under the influence and causing fatal accidents.
They are not against you as a person.
They do not agree with or understand your choices.
Equally, it is the situation and the effects of the drugs that people hate.
They do not hate you specifically.
There may be a microscopic percentage of the population, that do actually know you personally, who completely disagree with your choices and they probably don’t have any problems with sharing their opinions with you. But they are not everyone. They are not the world. And it is highly unlikely they actually hate you. Hate is a very strong word and you would have had to have done something seriously bad, for someone to feel such an emotion towards you and even if you had, again, that is not everyone.
I think a lot of people are very quick to come to their own conclusions and pass judgement on the actions and decisions of others.
I know that drug and alcohol addicts are regularly given a bad press and so I totally understand why you may think that you are being judged and criticised. But it’s not your fault. A lot of people either aren’t aware or choose to ignore the fact that a large proportion of addicts are using to escape pain, to erase trauma, to try to forget. They don’t realise that you are struggling mentally, emotionally and physically; That your usage is a reflection of your desperation. They aren’t aware of the changes that can occur in the body and more specifically the brain, after long term drug use.
They don’t get it. BUT I DO.
The world is not against you, nor does everyone hate you.
If they do attempt to judge you or criticise you, it is because they do not understand why you do what you do.
If you are ready to make a change in your life and give drugs and alcohol the boot for good, send me a message to find out how I can help you make that transition easily, with the use of hypnotherapy and the Drugs to Dreams Programme.