Jul 25, 2007

What’s Wrong With This Picture

From the Not Your Average Drug Bust article and written by Paul Duggan and Ernesto Londoño, Washington Post Staff Writers”

“44-year-old Zhenli Ye Gon… Born in Shanghai, lived in Mexico and ran a pharmaceuticals company -- a front, authorities allege, that supplied Mexican drug cartels with massive quantities of a chemical used to make the street drug methamphetamine. Police raided his luxurious Mexico City home in March, carting off what they said was $207 million, most of it in $100 bills that had been stashed behind false walls and in closets.”

I had to show that picture because drug use is a major problem in today’s work place. Personally I feel that every workplace should have a continual drug testing program.

What is the fascination with drugs, at first it’s youthful curiosity, but after that I’m lost. When does a person “grow up”? I know people that work full-time, have homes and families, but every extra dollar (and some that aren’t) goes towards drugs. Are we raising our children to believe that they are not good or special enough, in which something more is needed to make a person more special, more individualistic or more self-absorbed?