Wow…history sure repeats itself around here. EVERY month it seems we go through the same shit over and over and over. Guys/gals show up, post up, then realize they really don’t “need” KTC or “the system” or don’t care for one of 2 of the characters here or don’t like the type of support offered up here, or get hung up on the statistics, etc. I get it – and have read the same shit literally more than 100 times in my 7+ year journey. This place is full of history – go back and read an old group if you don’t believe me – and it littered with disagreement, success and unfortunately, failure.
This place is absolutely not for everyone….but it absolutely is for me and without following the basic tenants of the system preached here, I have no doubt that I would not be clean today. Maybe I am a giant weak ass puss – but I am a giant weak ass puss with a pile of days of winning the daily battle with my addiction – as are many of the same guys in here trying to assist in helping you all size up what you are up against. Our common enemy is nicotine and we have gotten pretty good at winning that battle – and teaching others how to win that battle – by following a few very simple steps. They are not always easy – generally never convenient – often confusing to the point where a quitter will throw up his hands in disgust because “what’s the fucking difference?”. What we do have is a whole army of guys getting this shit done who are willing to offer a hand up when new quitters stumble in the door. Some stick around, some don’t. I’ll never suggest you can’t do it on your own…I’m sure there are guys who are perfectly capable of following their own path – I’m just not one of them.
What we have here – and what has been placed in front of you all – is a clear path. You don’t HAVE to follow it – but as this is “our house”, there are a few things that are non-negotiable. Posting roll is one of them. As with any community, you can either chose to participate and be part of the success – or resist, insist on “your way” being better, us being all wrong and ultimately following your own path. That is totally up to you. Hell, post up every day and just argue with everyone…that is OK too provided you give your word and follow it up with some action and actually keep it. All else is fair game in my book.
If anyone is looking for a reason to leave here – you definitely won’t have to look very hard because this place can be the highest of highs and the lowest of lows all in the span of 15 minutes. In my time here, I have made some of the best friends that I will likely never meet….have literally dozens of guys I can call on any time of day or night who will have my back no matter what…and have learned to fight the daily battle to win my freedom one day at a time. This battle has no end because like me, you all are addicts and unfortunately for all of us, there is no cure….only time to heal, knowledge to empower, and brotherhood forged through accountability. If that isn’t for someone, I wish them well but I know for a fact that it works.
Rkymtnman – 2645…and counting…..
NOTE: This piece written by KillTheCan.org forum member rkymtnman