Straight up, how can people use daily for that long? I've been a daily user for a year, occaisional user the year before that for a total of two years of use. And I feel like I've wasted a majority of that time. When your high, WORK out put, doing things that ARENT fun to do drops to almost nothing. I will still do schoolwork, focusing mostly on things that interest me and bullshiting the things that dont....but still if my threshold for doing WORK, self development etc. I would uncontestfully be in a better position then the one I am now. MY position is good. But it could have been better. Weed as taken me places where i could not have gone with out it. Thanks to weed, I am an weak atheist, my philosophy outlook on life is much sharper, I look at things with much more clarity and have benefited emensely from deep philosophical and practical insights gained from some highs like carl sagan said exactly, cannibis shows us what society has spent years progaming us to ignore. But for all those insights, for all those peaks, I must admit, a majority of the time I have spent using has been spent on things that contribute nothing to me what so ever. Video games. Comedy videos. Things that offer nothing but instant gratification. A inherit rule of life, all things that offer instance gratification do so at the expense of future gratification, because the present offers two choices, instant gratificaton or delayed gratification, taking the former defects the latter, and vis versa. In order for future gratification, gratification must be delayed presently. Weed is instant gratification like a fury. Not only is it instant gratification. But it breeds complacentcy to a degree unlike anything else. You are litterally euphoric all day if you spend a day smoking. How can any idea of sacrifice for the future make sense in such a situatioin?! Why work on something that is supposed to make one happy in 20 years and requires much work now?? For why? Happyiness? I am happy now! Such is the manner of conflict for many attempts of delayed grat. The life of the stoner, in reality is the life of a defector. A defector against his future self. stoners who read this and are in their early 20's, like my self, may disagree from emotion, or on reasonable grounds (some can handle). But imagine being a 37 year old stoner. Its not so cool anymore. And yet, after 37, getting an education, or a good job, is doubly hard compared to striving for betterment at young age. Besides, by 37 or even 30, its harder to improve ones life. obligations and social pressure even goes up higher, and they are much likely to give up. So, defecting into your 20's, for the majority, probably you, is equated in a large sense to defecting for life. Don't defect now, defect after it doesnt matter anymore. Defect at 40, or 50. After you got yours.