As I got off the ferry around half past one after midnight, I noticed that a young man was being almost dragged off the boat. As I was one of the last people to get down, I saw the ferry captain and a few of the ferry officers going up to him and his friend and helping them get off the boat. The young person that I am referring to was a “druggie”.
In our nation, today they are the ones with the freedom to practise their pastime without interference by the public or law. Our society has no legislation nor the capacity to deal with such “anti-social” elements and situations. I wonder whether I can call it anti-social. Because sometimes I wonder whether we do not approve of drug abuse as a means to release oneself from the tensions and frustrations of the conditions of the society that we live in today.
- Should I feel pity for the young man or should I be angry with him?
- Is the society responsible for his addiction or is he responsible for it?
- Is it a criminal offence or an act the individual is not responsible for?
- How does society take responsibility and how would the individual be made to take responsibility?
Why are we not doing or incapacitated to do anything as a nation? What can I do as an individual? Do I need to do anything? Should I?
How can we change into a society that builds and nurtures responsible young people?
The captian of the particular ferrey is a very young man who is a very young person who is well know to me personally, whose story I would like to share sometime.