(Though I wonder if this business will last now that California has legalized recreational marijuana.) And if she did have a heart attack while driving, wouldn't this force her to fly off the road and crash? As she keeps thinking these thoughts, her heart starts pounding, and her breathing becomes more rapid. She decides that it is imperative that she get off the road and into a hotel right now. Nothing has ever seemed so important. She literally starts to feel as if her life depended upon it because she realizes she can't think of any way she could keep herself perfectly safe if she had a heart attack while driving the car. Frantically, she scans each passing sign for an indication of a hotel or motel. Finally, she spots one on a highway exit. She races in and asks if they have any vacancies for the night. She is told they are sold out. She already feels safer, however, just standing in the lobby. If she had a heart attack here, she thinks, at least the hotel clerk will be able to see it and call an ambulance. How far are they from a hospital out here, though? Would they be able to get here in time? And how will she ever convince herself to get in a car again? Driving the next day is easier, however. For some reason, with the sun shining, Sarah has a hard time connecting with the intensity of her fears the previous night. Eric Thomas says, "So that's why you go to the basketball game, that's why you spend hours watching your favorite athlete like Michael, and you watch them... you watch them... there's something about this attracted to that greatness because there is something in you that's great. That's why you put those headphones on and you just shut the whole world out and you listen to your favorite artist - you listen to them sing or you listen to them rap and deep down inside you hurt when you listen because it should be you!

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These days it is impossible to avoid information on healthy eating. However, what we eat also has an effect on our confidence levels and our ability to cope emotionally. Many countries are more liberal about psychoactive drugs than is the United States. While marijuana is "illegal" in the Netherlands, about every block in Amsterdam has "coffee shops" that serve a pot of coffee as well as smokable pot. Portugal has fully decriminalized drugs. Vancouver, Canada, has safe injection sites for using heroin, and the young, progressive prime minister of Canada has now made heroin available by prescription. Switzerland and the United Kingdom as well allow for the prescription of heroin. In Uruguay, marijuana can be purchased at pharmacies by those twenty-one or older. There are other examples, of course, but my aim is to show how varied, even fickle, policies, laws, and practices can be, worldwide. This is also evidence not only that psychoactive drug use is ubiquitous, but that it will go on whether we legalize (or decriminalize) it or not, prescribe it or not, tax and regulate it or not, or simply turn a blind eye, hoping to ignore its consumption by scores of millions of people. As a public-health doctor, I am very aware that access to a substance is generally associated with its increased use. Yet for many psychoactive substances that has not proven to be the case in a variety of countries, and it remains to be seen what will happen with legal marijuana in the United States. Moreover, as Johann Hari has pointed out, where legal use has increased, the harms associated with drug use have decreased, including overdose deaths, HIV/AIDS, criminal behaviors, and racially discriminatory incarcerations. Furthermore, money not wasted on pursuit of criminals and correctional remedies can be critically repurposed for prevention and treatment. I am not a proponent for across-the-board legalization of all psychoactive substances. They are simply too varied in their chemistry, their dangers to body and brain, and their impact on families, health, and community. I am not a proponent, either, of further legalizing recreational marijuana until we are more fully informed by the natural experiments now going on. We need to better learn how to protect teenage brains, ensure the reliability of the dose and quality of the drugs distributed, and learn a lot more about how to manage the finances of this expensive-to-regulate drug, as well as get away from the fully cash transactions that federal illegalization has produced. The first person you see upon entering a legal recreational marijuana dispensary is a security guard with a sidearm and a Kevlar vest. She has never experienced panic or anxiety before, so she has no reason to think that what she went through the previous night had any relation to those disorders.

Moreover, all of her fears were "rational." They were about a real thing - heart disease - and were triggered by a real experience - an arrhythmia - so why would she have any reason to think she was experiencing a mental illness? Once Sarah gets home, she decides to visit a doctor. Not to talk about anything related to anxiety, however, but just to talk about her arrhythmia. The doctor runs an EKG on her chest and says that there is no sign of any heart trouble and that she is perfectly healthy. The doctor says that many people experience arrhythmias without these being connected to other illnesses. Sarah is comforted by this. However, she still can't shake those disturbing thoughts she had on the road. It seems to her to be inescapably true that if she had a heart attack or other health episode in the middle of the highway during the night, there would be nothing she could do about it - she would be trapped, and no one would be able to help her. Isn't the safe, logical thing to do, therefore, to simply stop driving alone? Why would anyone drive alone for long distances? Isn't Sarah the rational one, rather than everyone else? The tip of the spear used to be the highest level you can reach. But not anymore. It's not good enough anymore just to be the tip of the spear. You may not be the tip of the spear yet, but you will make it there if you keep focusing, pushing, grinding, working, improving, growing, and becoming stronger and sharper. If you keep improving the person you are. If you keep enduring the pain and hardship no one else is willing to endure. If you keep putting in the time and effort no one else is willing to put in. Even though the tip of the spear is seen as the sharpest and most dangerous part of the spear, it can still be sharpened to a razor's edge. That's where you want to be.

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