The Oppressor

by Daniel · 0 comments

“The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.”
— Steven Biko

so_hard_to_say_goodbyeIt is amazing how illogically we think before we begin to recover. If a child burns himself on the stove they do not put their hand on the stove again. I remember the first time I ever ate fish sticks, actually it was my last time. My mom served fish sticks and french fries with cocktail sauce and ketchup. I ate so many fish sticks that I got sick. I have never eaten a fish stick again. I do not like the smell of fish sticks.

Likewise I remember the first time I got so intoxicated that I couldn’t walk, I got sick and made an ass of myself. The next day I did not blame the alcohol, it was the fact that I did not eat before I went out! It simply didn’t stop, I always had an excuse and not drinking was not a consideration…

Today I am grateful I overcame that poor thinking, my thinking put me at risk and my actions based on that thinking attracted pain, misery and trouble my way at nearly every turn. Today the oppressor (alcohol and drugs) has no hold on my life because I am not a victim, I am not oppressed by the drug… Today life is different, today Life is Good…

Go, Go, Go…

Dan 🙂

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