A lot of people have the assumption that people who take drugs are bad people; I’ve even heard some say it’s the work of the devil or a possession of some sort. Which in my honest opinion is crap, at the end of the day people are people and who are we to judge.
One thing I learnt , was that people who are heavily on drugs were just normal people like you and me. If you stripped away all the layers and saw this person for a person and really saw them for who they are, deep down, you would understand that they are a normal person who had lost their way and sometimes do not know any better.
It’s the same with drug dealers; I met some of the nicest people who were drug dealers who were doing whatever they had to do to provide and get money for there family and some would say well get a job like everyone else, well guess what? they had a job as well and it wasn’t paying enough for what they needed. This was the same story with drug users, i met some of the nicest and loyal people you would ever meet. And just like in society you get your people you like and you get the ones you don’t.
On my order and through my experiences as a drug dealer I met some really heavy users, people who did heroin, people who did arm robbery, people who did stuff that would make you sick, people who sold drugs. But through the perception of the media or judgment we may have of people who do these things, we are quick to judge and say that they’re bad people, which is sometimes completely wrong.
Even for myself I was a drug dealer, a drug addict, i have put people in hospital, sold drugs to people under 18 and even have had charges against me for assaulting a police officer, I have many convictions but does that make me a bad person?
I help people every single day. I help people realise that are worthy of being worthy but am I still a bad person? And why should i convince you?
What happens to a changed man in jail? Are they a bad person?
What if your child went to jail does that make them bad?
So my message for todays entry is don’t judge a book by its cover. Once you strip away your assumption that you might have, you will soon realise that these people are normal people just like you and me.
I truly believe with the right guidance anyone can change.
Don’t judge us we are everyday people.
It’s never to late to change. Stuff the past and make the present and future exactly what and where it needs to be.
Glenn Munso – Youth YOU Program