Be Kind if You Like Kind
As someone who has interacted with hundreds of people across the Internet, on social sites, and in person regarding the taboo issues that surround marijuana use, I’ve seen a lot of need out there for compassion. In most places online or otherwise, there is a level of kinship, camaraderie, and selflessness when it comes to sharing valuable information and helping lower stress of fellow smokers who may have recently found themselves in a bind.
Perhaps someone is fearful of not getting the job of their dreams, or they’re facing a random drug test and are fearful of losing their livelihood. Perhaps someone was sure they’d pass a drug test and did not, and wants to hear from a well-versed community of like-minded people to console them, and tell them how they can get it right next time.
So far, I’ve been impressed at the heartwarming display of humanity and civility among those who aren’t just fighting an antiquated system, they’re trying to help one another get out of a pinch in the meantime. With a few sad exceptions.
No doubt, a handful of highly knowledgable people shed light on issues surrounding marijuana use, THC, methods of cleansing the body, and a whole host of other related topics that no doubt have been invaluable to the community. But when information is delivered with such venom and vitriol, the person who originally asked a simple question is left feeling ignorant and even more alone and hopeless.
So here’s my two cents. All people who have something to bring to the party should come and help spread the word on open forums. Good, qualitative knowledge regarding drug testing and all the variables those of us who are being tested face is priceless. It’s so refreshing to see dedicated individuals taking time out of their day to make sure they give someone facing a marijuana drug test a leg up in a difficult and stressful time.
If you have an amazing contribution to make to a marijuana forum or anywhere else, keep in mind that others are there to learn from living encyclopedias like you—they look up to you! So think of their feelings and the position they find themselves in.
You never know what someone could be facing—this drug test could be for the first job they’ve been offered in years due to the recession. It could be the first time they’ve been able to work since a spouse died. It could be a single mother trying to make ends meet. It could be someone with health issues who needs medical marijuana but can’t explain that to his boss… and on and on.
Bottom line: You don’t know what anyone else is going through except for what they tell you in their brief post about how they are trying to pass a drug test for marijuana. That means be nice. If you like the kind, you should be kind—it’s not just common sense, it’s common decency.
Disperse your knowledge with love: The person you’re responding to may be depressed, scared, or stressed. Do the right thing and spread kindness with your experience and knowledge about passing urine tests.