Why I Don’t Smoke Weed

I don’t smoke weed ’cause it make me shh-noid – 21 Savage

There are a couple of reasons why I refuse to smoke weed. I haven’t touched marijuana in years. But, I haven’t always been against it.

I used to smoke when I was younger. I enjoyed it when I was young and dumb because I had no responsibilties.

I could just get high with my friends and chill; eat some junk food and watch weird videos.

It was actually quite enjoyable back then.

But as I got older I started despising it.

The first reason is because of how lazy it made me.


I know it sounds very cliche, but I stopped smoking mostly because of how lazy it made me.

I never got anything done because I just wanted to sit around and watch movies and chill.

It also just led to very bad habits.

I would always just eat a bunch of junk food. I loved eating candy and chips when I was high.

But one bad habit led to another. Soon I would be too lazy to workout. Would be too lazy to do school work. And so on.

Using it as a Crutch

Another thing I realized is people like using it as an excuse.

“Sorry bro, I was too high”

“Idk man, I’m just high lol”

“I’m way too high for this”

Being high was an excuse for avoiding responsibility.

Instead of taking responsibility for your bad habits you just blame it on the weed.

People like to just use it as an excuse for being lazy. People don’t like knowing they are in control of their life, and that their happiness relies solely on their actions.

Instead they like to blame external forces for their problems; and being high is a great excuse for avoiding anything.

Escaping Reality

When you use it as a crutch for so long, you begin to become unsatisfied with your life.

You have been avoiding responsibility for so long that you get nothing productive done.

So then you use weed to escape reality. You don’t want to face your problems. You’d rather just get high and have an excuse for not getting anything done.

You’d rather get stoned and watch a movie and eat junk instead of finishing your homework and going to the gym.

Now you have a “valid” excuse. You’re just way too high bro.


The final reason is a factor caused by all the other reasons.

Smoking weed just makes me super paranoid and anxious now.

I haven’t done it in years, but the last few times I did, I was just super uncomfortable.

I could literally just feel it dumb down my brain.

I realized how lazy and unproductive I was being. I realized how stupid I looked and felt, and it would give me super bad anxiety.


I don’t think weed is a bad thing. It has a lot of benefits.

But just like anything, if you use it too much or you use it for the wrong things, it can have a lot of negative effects on your life.

I personally despise it and it is not for me.

If you feel the same way but aren’t able to stop, hit me up. I will give you some advice.

Stay lit.

How to Stay Motivated

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been pretty lazy lately. It’s been hard to find motivation to get stuff done.

Today I finally got back on track, and I’m starting to get everything done that I’ve been putting off for weeks.

What I have realized is, to push yourself, you need to find your “why.”

Why do you want to lose weight?

Why do you want to exercise more?

Why do you want to make more money?

Why do you want to be successful?

We all want these things, but we need to find out why we want them.

  • Do you want that summer body so you can have more self-confidence and be happy?
  • Do you want more money so you can go on vacation?

Whatever it is; you need to keep that thought in your head at all times to push yourself.

The main reason I became a blogger and an author was to help people.

I was already happy with my life and achieved my purpose, so I wanted help others find happiness as well.

But, I also wanted to become financially free so I didn’t have to work my life away at boring jobs and pay bills and just stress all the time. I wanted to have enough money as to where I could do whatever I want, whenever I wanted.

I was always skeptical about becoming rich because I see how it goes to people’s heads and they are never content because they always want more.

People believe that money=happiness.

But I can tell you that the old saying that money cannot buy happiness is very true.

Money is very helpful, but if you are using it for the wrong things and are not fulfilling a purpose, it will just cause more problems.

My plan was to become financially free so I would have all the time in the world to do what makes me happy; which is helping others find happiness.

I thought that becoming rich would buy me all that time to focus on my purpose.

But honestly, it has made me less motivated. I already have everything I need, so it is hard to push myself to do other stuff. I no longer have responsibilities so I procrastinate even more.

And no, this is me not trying to flex on everyone. I am simply telling you money is not the answer. You do not become magically happy once you acquire large amounts of money.

True happiness comes from purpose. 

When I woke up this morning it took me a long time to get out of bed. I didn’t find it necessary to work on my book because I already have everything I need.

But I did some reflecting and then it hit me.

The reason I have been so unmotivated is because I forgot my Why.

I forgot why I was writing this current book. I was just focused on the money and the financial freedom. I was being selfish and that led to unhappiness.

The reason why I am writing this book is to help others. That is what makes me happy and that is my purpose.

So, to get back on track and do those things that you know you should be doing; ask yourself why you need to do them.

Find your purpose and just start grinding.