Published on May 22nd, 2013 | by UntoXicated4
Benel Germosen – Straight Edged and Stand Up Comedian
Continued from: Benel Germosen – Straight Edge Stand Up Comedian
Why are you drug, tobacco and alcohol free?
There’s a lot of reasons that I’m sober. I can’t think of anyone one reason that is more important than the other. Certainly, my family history with drugs comes to mine, but I think it’s deeper than that. I don’t like the effect that drugs, alcohol and tobacco have on people. I find their influences corrupting. I think people who do drugs, drink alcohol or smoke aren’t getting the full view. They’ve removed themselves from the immediacy of experience by choosing to illicit a false emotion. I can understand why people would make that choice, but for me it’s not the way I want to live.
Do you have any life tips for others that you’d like to share?
It’s important to remember that no one is in control. Life is chaos. There are no overbearing presence that’s guiding your life. There is no celestial hand from above steering the course of the world. There is no hidden coterie controlling the world. It’s just people trying to get over. Remember that and remember that the only thing you have control over is the choices you make. Your choices are what define you. The actions you take and the decisions that you honor. Don’t let anyone dictate to you how you’re going to live your life, not even if they’re right. It’s up to you to decide how you’re going to be. And never for get that. It’s your life, live it by your rules.
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