If re-sharing please respect peoples identity privacy, suggested descriptive text: 'If you heard the scandal about a certain Dublin goth over the last years here is his version of events'
Veritas: needless additional: support is NOT encouragement
As some people reportedly mis-read/understood
When it comes to drugs (even alcohol) I may be quite open minded, but I will (and have) actively discouraged people from experimenting with an unfamiliar to them substance when I believed it was a less than conducive environment (too many people, too few careful/trusted present), but have equally offered/provided safer environment later for them to safely try whatever it was they were curious about in a safer controlled space, and still believe strongly in this approach."
As some have indirectly? (why not directly?) told me that others somehow interpret the above as 'I encourage drug use'. I will attempt here to restate the above in fewer syllables:
I do not encourage others to try/use drugs
I accept the fact that adults will and do
I will discourage others from trying any act or substance(even alcohol) that I believe is inadvisable in their current situation (place/time/emotional state)
I will educate the curious where I am asked and able about the positives and negatives of anything I have experience of, and as part of discouragement above if necessary
where I have no experience I will endeavor to put them in touch with those that do.
I will do neither if I discover/assure myself they have a suitably responsible/experienced/trusted peer already (as there is no need)
I will as part of discouragement ONLY, where a person has decided to proceed to experiment anyway, attempt to suggest a safer environment and situation for them and their friends, If they have no access to same ONLY I will provide one if possible
as I for one have seen enough young adults damage their health/mental well-being through binge use of alcohol and other substances, and would rather support responsible use of anything, rather than irresponsible and potentially traumatic and dangerous experimentation alone or with equally inexperienced peers.
this has happened infrequently, as most people have at least one reasonably responsible peer, but not all.
I have never provided/sold (other than alcohol) substances to others, I have at most directed the experienced traveler or new immigrant to those I know that might recommend suppliers.
I only mention any of this because I have been told that some have mis-read the earlier statement.
I honestly think these are the normal actions of any realistic person with empathy for others, so can not understand why I need to explain at such length, this could equally apply to anything (like advising the less experienced when at a truck-stop on the way to a gig that the sushi is not a good choice, I'll gladly suggest a good sushi place for later but if hungry grab something less likely to resuly in violent illness)
Now you have read all, I hope you can understand why I beg you to do me one favour and re-share widely, as this way maybe it will reach those who have only heard the negative fiction. And if re-sharing please respect peoples identity privacy, suggested descriptive text: 'If you heard the scandal about a certain Dublin goth over the last years here is his version of events' or 'I don't know who to believe, but I think we should hear both', If worried about work/family/etc reading simply select a goth only group to share with, or turn off comments (or someone will link) and dont link but mention #veritas, 'so #veritas I belive A/Z' or '#veritas who do you believe' or anything that would encourage the truth to out/conversation to happen