Some has been said on here about how I’m a straight shooter, and I’m here to confirm that I will never fold to popular beliefs just because they’re popular. Like Popeye said, " I am what I am."
This space may ban me tomorrow, and surely all will either love me or hate me, but here it goes anyway.
I drink a six pack of beer a day. My doctor has warned me that anything over 2 beers a day is unhealthy, but still I choose to do so. Their alternatives for their affirmed symptoms of anxiety and depression is Klonopin and Xanax, which cause you liver damage and a weak immune system like they say the beer is doing to me. While I don’t disreguard that, I’ve seen first hand that drugs of any sort lower your motor skills and such. Also, most drugs are an expensive addiction.
I smoke pot. There are no carcinogens, and while it definitely makes you non-cognizant in form of motor skills while you are high, I don’t smoke before going on a roof and I don’t smoke on a roof. I smoke when I have a little time to unwind. Before bed usually. For me, I’m definitely less stressed out and have less anxiety when I do this for sleep.
I’ve eliminated for now all stress related activities that the self employed go through. It’s not making me happy, it’s just what I must do for personal reasons. People can say whatever they want about this, but they’ve never walked a day in my shoes. I honestly don’t care what people think about my lifestyle.
I’ve made six figures selling mortgages, and still I love roofing. People with masters degrees were approaching me and asking for advice when they had 20 times the mortgage business experience as I had. Roofing is not as easy as people think, intellectually even. My I.Q. has been diagnosed to me as being 156 and I’m still an idiot. There is usually more than meets the eye.