Why don't we celebrate normal member of society?
For everyone who beats addiction, there are many more that never do.
Those who manage to break an addiction and turn their life around are celebrated because they give hope to those who feel they may never get out of it.
We celebrate when cancer patients get to remission, but we don't celebrate for every person who just doesn't get cancer in the first place. Similar concept.
No. You're speaking as if saying No to drugs is hard in the first place. Quitting drugs is harder than not ever doing drugs. And yes, it may have been irrational to start doing drugs, but it's when you gain the tenacity to stop doing them is were you are accomplishing something.
Now for someone who is doing well in life, but starts doing drugs and potentially it ruins them, but then they quit later, they do not deserve any congratulations.
Why should we celebrate things that people didn't do?
James Renaldo: "Hey I didn't go into the jungle and get attacked by a cheetah! :D".
Flamberge Stockholmes: " I went into the jungle and got attacked by a cheetah, but I managed to grapple it to the ground and break it's neck"
Which one would you rather applaud for? >.>
(Idk if cheetahs live in jungles not the point though)
the world is a jungle and sometimes the wrong people are given recognition but the real unsung hero is disregarded. In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight. And so there is the first loophole. The lion never lived in the jungle nor was he ever the king if the jungle. It was the tiger, it was always the tiger but not many people recognize him as the king and many still fail to, today. Therefore, if what we expect is to get an award for not doing drugs or for not committing a crime or for being a King, then I guess we are in the same boat , or might I say jungle, as the Tiger, the true King of the Jungle. Thank You