What Did You Do With Your Life, Son?

I was sixteen and I was in my fourth year of high school. I used to mingle with my close friends. I never thought that with them – a catastrophic event was about to change my life. With my friends I could feel a definite happiness in myself: Chatting, laughing and teasing to one another. We’re like brothers – sharing to each other of our distress, yearnings and our love life.

With my friends, I had started to take and had enjoyed those forbidden drugs. Those pot sessions of marijuana and other drugs were exciting. I could feel a great innovation

happening to me. I had the feeling of strength in my body and mind, seemed like I had the power to control things around me. Sometimes, I felt I could fly with the open air; an exciting hallucination. I could see hundreds of blinking stars smiling at me. Wow! What a life? It was so good.

Those forbidden drugs almost have changed my life. I had always quarreled with my brother and sister and I had no time to concentrate with my study. Most of the time, I was with my friends with those drugs. The pains, the afflictions I had felt have vanished. I could say that it was the real life for a teenager to live and enjoy. But I was wrong. I was already addicted to drugs and I dropped from school.

My parents said, “We are providing you with anything you need the most: money, gold and all


things that money can buy. We love you so much. We care for you but what did you do with your life, son?”

Yes. I had everything to enjoy: a sport car, dozens of imported shoes, clothes, gold and other luxury materials. I enjoyed all those things.

My parents took me to a rehabilitation center in Manila. I stayed there for a 6-month treatment. After the six months of being isolated from my love ones, I realized that those drugs have nothing to give me. They ruined my life!

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My favorite Saying: “Dream big and don’t stop without giving it a chance to come true.” I am a father of 3 for 25 years, OFW for 17 years, a Blogger, sometimes a Poet, Self-motivated and Professional by experience. You can call me Paul or Pruel. I am friendly animal but can kick you off when it is needed. LOL. I have no specific areas where my writing will focus on. I write any subject that interests me under the merciless sun.



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My favorite Saying: “Dream Big and don’t stop without giving it a chance to come true.” I am a father of 3 for 27 years, OFW for 17 years , a Blogger, sometimes a Poet, Self-motivated and Professional by experience. You can call me Paul or Pruel. I am friendly animal but can kick you off when it is needed. LOL. I have no specific areas where my writing will focus on. I write any subject that interests me under the merciless sun.

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