People are now talking about the opioid crisis in this country. I’m not sure that we have an opioid crisis as much as we have a happiness crisis. Why are so many people talking large amounts of drugs, whether they be illegal drugs such as heroin, prescription drugs such as opioids, or even legal and semi-legal drugs such as alcohol, nicotine, or caffeine?
Because they want to be happy!
The U.S. government needs to impress on its citizens that they can (unless the suffer from an organic condition) be happy anytime they want to.
Of course, the big problem with this sort of stance is that the current Presidential Administration seems to specialize in exploiting people’s unhappiness. That’s how it rose to power a year ago. Expecting this Administration to tell the American people they can choose to be happy anytime they want to is like expecting McDonald’s to stop selling Big Macs to fat people.