Once upon a high school I knew a tank sized fattapotamus named “Hope” . She was a useless chewed bubblegum looking ginormous wad of girth that wore Salmon colored shorts which showed her questionably colored panties as she contorted and wobbled her elephant sized particulars up the rope in the gym. Like watching a steroidal jellyfish trying to screw a giant licorice whip.
I Hope I can quit, I hope this works, I hope, I hope , I hope………. you’re a moron. I hope you’re paying attention.
Like the high school Hope O Saurus , hoping to quit is useless and won’t get it done. When you say you “hope you can quit”, you transfer the responsibility of quitting to some unicorn riding quit fairy and away from yourself. You might as well wish on a star that you’ll be quit in the morning. “I wish I could quit? ” of all the defeatest idiotic garbage ” hope to quit” and “wish I could” are two tell tale signs of impending failure. Where is the responsibility for your own self control?
Nothing keeps you from quitting but you, and the lies you tell. Hope isn’t for quitters
ITS A DECISION. You decided to quit? then quit Dammit. Choices have consequences and rewards. To quit means to face withdrawal, it requires the confrontation of triggers without using nicotine. It will not always be easy, but get over it. This is the price you pay to earn your freedom.Besides, what have you ever earned of value that was easy? (Besides Bubba’s undying love) . it won’t always be hard either, so look forward to that. You learn to live life without a chemical addiction.The reward is bigger than High School Hope’s ever expanding ass. Better relationships, your self respect, freedom, control, health, perhaps your very life. Maybe the next dip is the one that kills you?
You can’t hope your way to freedom from nicotine, but you can choose it.
You can hope you win the lottery, you can hope the train is on time, you can hope the waitress doesn’t stick her thumb in your soup. You can even hope that you don’t accidentally drop the soap in the jail shower and become Bubba the steroidal rapists new love interest. But you can’t hope to quit. You have failed before you start with that thinking. You CAN quit or not quit, but there is no hope.
Try is Hope’s buck toothed half retarded sexually ambiguous twin sister. You can try a new flavor of edible Underoos, you can try to run a marathon, you can even “try” to wiggle free from your prison paramour Bubba when he tells you to hold still “just for a second, just to see how it feels.”
Try implies an attempt, and an attempt provides an opportunity for failure. Yoda once told me ” Do or do not, there is no try” You have no option for failure. This is your life. Try is for games of chance, athletes and aspiring porn stars about to take 12 inches in the can. Try is not for quitters, try is for failures, because in this game you either win or die.
Truckerick posted something along the following lines which speaks to the difference between try and do.The difference between success and fail.
“Once the warriors had been off loaded from their boats onto their enemy’s shore, the Greek commanders would shout out their first order…”burn the boats!” The sight of burning boats removed any notion of retreat from their hearts and any thoughts of surrender from their boats being set to the torch. As the boats turned to ash and slipped quietly out of sight into the water, each man understood there was no turning back and the only way home was through victory.”
Burn your boat and quit with resolve, no acceptable possibility but success.
Quit or don’t. If you quit, it is unconditional. There is no just one, there is no reward chew, no I’m sad chew, no it’s too hard, you quit and agree to ride the wave. It’s like Bubba said , “there is really no half way, it’s either in or it’s out cupcake” You’re either fully quit and take personal responsibility for your actions, or you don’t and you ultimately relapse. But it’s easier to blame UST than to blame ourselves. It’s easier to lie that it can’t be done, I’ll quit tomorrow, I’m too addicted, its not the right time, I hope I can, I wish I can, I’m going to try. Screw hope ( not high school Hope you sicko, wtf is wrong with you?) I meant hoping to quit, and screw try as well, DO IT. It is easier than you think. Is it going to hurt a bit? probably, but pain is temporary and quit is forever as they say. Chicks dig scars, no guts no glory etc etc. Gather up your courage and get quit or stay quit, but for your own good don’t hope and don’t try.
The choice… and it is a choice, is yours. The responsibility of achieving success is yours as well, no one can cause your failure but you. No one, not even Bubba is going to sneak up behind you and jam a peach Skoal suppository in your mouth. That failure is by your hand alone.
IF Bubba gets behind you Peach Skoal is the least of your worries.
Stay quit suckers