May 9, 2014

Bizarre enjoyment of some students

The modern day definition of the word “enjoyment” is quite bizarre and is entirely different from what i once used to consider. Way back, when there was not much of human ingenuity and dominance, life was pretty plain. Our ancestors found pleasures in coming together, picnicking, singing and helping each other in times of need. It was natural. Enjoyment through inducement was never in their dictionary.

Today, given our coziest place on earth, pleasure is sought after in using diverse intoxicants and substances. Especially, few students are of view that drugs are for enjoyment and then it should be enjoyed often.

I have been bewildered by a student and his way of enjoyment few weeks back.

His definition on enjoyment was the “high” that he feels after doping. The fugitive joy obtained after doing drug was enough for him to write the meaning of enjoyment without even trying out elation of reading simple story book or taking a walk around. In what he called enjoyment was grief and torture, for there was not any sign of joy in him. His enjoyment worried me.

At the expense of enjoyment, he was too ignorant that he was pulling short his own life. Whether it was the induced delight or lame excuse, his way of counting on pleasure saddened me. I pitied him and took umbrage at his way of enjoying life.

Dreading his approach to amusement, I suggested the following natural ways of finding happiness with a hope to extricate from the so called enjoyment.
1.     Engaging in games and sports
2.     Walking around the serene ambience of the school
3.     Reading books
4.     Spending time with friends
5.     Meditating and introspecting.

However, it would not be just him reaping pleasure from drug, but behind the scene there may be countless like him finding bliss in smoking marijuana and measuring enjoyment by hallucination.


  1. That's a sad definition of enjoyment indeed. I wish he will follow your advice and try to find joy in other things than just getting high on drugs. Nice post.

  2. Thank you langa.....This is the problem of students around the country.