Exercise 2: Viral Content
5 anti-drug lessons We learned from Trainspotting
Lots of people wish their life was exactly same like in a movie. But they should be careful what they wish for because movies are not always about our dream life. On the one hand there are Hollywood movies about perfect life and on the other there are movies which are much more than just entertainment. They motivate us, make us to think and spread some meaningful messages.
Welcome to the Trainspotting world!
“Choose Life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a fucking big television, choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol, and dental insurance. Choose fixed interest mortgage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends. Choose your future. Choose life... But why would I want to do a thing like that? I chose not to choose life. I chose somethin' else. And the reasons? There are no reasons. Who needs reasons when you've got heroin?”
Well, there are at least 5 reasons and unquestionable life lessons we learned from Trainspotting why we should never take drugs. And they are quite obvious.
1. Drugs make you ugly
Most of the drugs will change your appearance. You don't feel hungry so you don't eat and end up look very thin and unhealthy. Addicted people tend to have skin that making them look much more older, they have rotten teeth and hair loss problem. So, would you rather date weak Ewan McGregor from Trainspotting, the brave and strong McGregor from Star Wars or the sexy McGregor from I Love You Phillip Morris?
I thought it.
2. Not living the life, just surviving
Most drugs are recognized as poisons. And, of course, poisons are not good for your body. There is not a drug without harmful effects. Addicted persons tend to have a weaker immune system, their organs do not work as well and they get tired and sick so easily. Using drugs causes enormous destruction of the body, especially in the brain because drugs react in the brain to change the way the body feels. We all know that. These people are simply just some kinds of surviving creatures. A drug addict will not feel like himself or herself without using drugs. They live their lives out of reality and often end up in an accident that may result in serious injuries or death.
3. No money = no funny
One of the typical signs of the slide into addiction is lost jobs. Drug prices are very high and addicted people often face with financial problems.
Money from other areas of life goes to supporting this addiction. The addicted person most likely starts to criminal activities to keep up the habit. In the early days they deal with loans from acquaintances, later commit fraud and theft.
4. Forever alone
Drug addicts often lose interest in their friends because drug experiences are so strong that they no longer need anything else. Their interests are starting to dissipate - drug addiction increases and everything else falls apart.
However, there are frequent cases where the whole group can try drugs that later begin an addiction. In this case, their "friendship" remains, but as soon as someone in the party begins to fight drug addiction, they usually leave the party.
5. It will not solve your problems, it will make new ones
People start using drugs because they want to change something in their life. Most often they want to be part of the team, bend boredom, experiment, and solve some problems. Although it is difficult to face the consequences of drug use are always worse than the problems they are trying to solve. Many people become mean or aggressive when they use drugs, it can trigger panic attacks or personality changes that could make you a burden on your friends, family and lovers. Where do you see them in five years? Do you think that they have chance to have kids, wife or husband and nice house with all the previous facts about drug addicts? Of course not. The second part of the movie, Trainspotting 2, clearly showed us that people never changed.
So, choose life. But not that one from Trainspotting. Or Trainspotting 2.
Exercise 3: Infographics
As a follow-up to the Trainspotting movie, this Infographic shows the life circle of drug addicts.
When people become truly addicted to drugs, they get into a vicious circle from which is no escape. Without the drug, they feel hopeless and sad, so that they do everything to get their drug. They lose people around, their work, and their usual lives. Everyday fun stuff like spending time with friends, family, walking, playing with children or pet doesn’t make them happy anymore.
And the whole circle often ends with death.
Exercise 4: Mobile App
Mobile App Name: (Un)Dressed
Description: (Un)Dressed is an app that explores fashion for every girl. Ranging from fashion inspiration to playing dress up, purchasing fashionable and exchanging with other young girls around you.
It is app for girls who
a) want to be sure what exactly is in their closet (so they can decide what to wear before they even get from the bed)
b) want to buy new and similar clothes they have already put to their "Inspiration" part
c) want to change their clothes with other girls (and take new pieces from them of course...)
d) want to save the inspirational outfits they have found
Our (Un)Dressed App is easy to use, yet interesting to find what every young girl is looking for.
Mr. Greenie is so tired of packing and planning for his vacation that he went to bed early today (and kept dreaming about his trip).
He was SO happy when he finally packed all his stuff. (I saw him waving and screaming Yeeey...)
Even though he loves his vacations, he realizes that he miss his family a lot. He tries to cry quietly so no one around him can hear him.
He took a chance and followed his dreams to become a captain of a ship. (At least for a day.)
He hates when it's raining all day long and he can't explore the beach. But he can't help himself watching the storm and being more and more angry.
Mr. Greenie was so confused when he was packing. What should he choose? Something for swimming? Something for cold nights?