I just wanted to briefly say that I feel like people often don’t appreciate the joy of being human… Myself included. I was thinking about it today in the shower [a very common place to think about life] and it hit me… It is such a beautiful thing to meet new people. To be able to learn about the world. To be able to travel. To be help others. To be able to experience moments in life and reminisce about them later.
Just think about times when you’ve helped somebody, or you’ve just been so happy and you couldn’t fully explain why…
Being human is a beautiful thing, and we shouldn’t forget that.
“The motion picture you are about to witness may startle you.
It would not have been possible, otherwise, to sufficiently emphasize the frightful toll of the new drug menace which is destroying the youth of America in alarmingly-increasing numbers.
Marihuana is that drug - a violent narcotic - an unspeakable scourge - The Real Public Enemy Number One!
Its first effect is sudden, violent, uncontrollable laughter; then come dangerous hallucinations - space expands - time slows down, almost stands still ….fixed ideas come next, conjuring up monstrous extravagances - followed by emotional disturbances, the total inability to direct thoughts, the loss of all power to resist physical emotions… leading finally to acts of shocking violence… ending often in incurable insanity.
In picturing its soul-destroying effects no attempt was made to equivocate. The scenes and incidents, while fictionized for the purposes of this story, are based upon actual research into the results of Marihuana addiction.
If their stark reality will make you think, will make you aware that something must be done to wipe out this ghastly menace, then the picture will not have failed in its purpose….
Because the dread Marihuana may be reaching forth next for your son or daughter….or yours….or YOURS!”—Tell Your Children [Reefer Madness], 1936