Reading and Growth

GrumpyOMrsS (Gold)
Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 00:00

09 Dec 2004, 09:13 #21

We want to caution our newest members to read here and learn as much as you can and not to be so quick to throw in quitting advice that you have picked up elsewhere--either at other sites or in your real world encounters. We want people to come to Freedom to first learn how to quit before they shift their attentions on how to teach people to quit. Although in truth, the real reason people should be here should always be to enforce his or her own personal quit even more than influencing others--each and every members quit and life depends on this goal. Any advice that is telling people that they must somehow shift their way of life in order to start or sustain a quit may not be accurate for most people.

The bottom line of quitting is, the sooner people realize that everything they could do as a smoker they can now do as an ex-smoker--the sooner they realize that there is life without smoking. They will also find out there may be many things that they can now do better without smoking and that life is basically better on many fronts from them having quit smoking. The faster people get back to their life--the sooner they will break triggers and habits and the sooner they will realize that they can do anything as an ex-smoker as long as they always remember to never take another puff!


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Parker GOLD
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:58

18 Dec 2004, 21:33 #22

Read.... Read.... Read....
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GrumpyOMrsS (Gold)
Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 00:00

28 Dec 2004, 03:47 #24

Read.... Read.... Read....
Joel's Library [/size]
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John (Gold)
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

03 Jan 2005, 02:08 #25

If you're not yet ready to read the instructions that came with your addiction then we'll still be here when you are. Please do not apply for membership to Freedom if you do not intend to put education, understanding and news skills to work, as you only get one membership per lifetime and just one puff, pinch, or chew and it's over.
Nicotine is just a chemical with an I.Q. of zero. It cannot plot, plan or conspire against you, is not some demon dwelling within, nor is it capable of friendship. That being said, you'll never be strong enough to harness or control it. It will continue to control you until such time as you decide to put your greatest asset to work -- your vastly superior intelligence.
Are you ready to go home? Is so, then let's get started! I'd recommend one full read of Joel's Library being sure not to skip chapter one (why we smoke) as it contains a host of rationalizations that will hopefully have you laughing at years of junkie thinking.
Millions of words but only one determining factor ... no nicotine today, Never Take Another Puff, Patch, Dip, Drink, ****, Lick or Chew! John (Gold x5)
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John (Gold)
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

07 Jan 2005, 06:58 #26

We'll never be stronger than nicotine
but then we don't need to be as it is
simply a chemical with an I.Q. of zero!
Knowledge is power!
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Parker GOLD
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:58

19 Jan 2005, 23:50 #27

ImageFor all our newer members....

Read. Read. Read. The time you put into reading now will pay off during any tough moments that arise. During the early days of quitting, it simply is not possible to read too much.
Joel's Library [/size]
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GrumpyOMrsS (Gold)
Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 00:00

23 Jan 2005, 21:46 #28

Read.... Read.... Read....
Joel's Library [/size]
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Parker GOLD
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:58

03 Mar 2005, 22:28 #29

Image Keep reading and learning about your addiction and the healing process.
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JoeJFree Gold
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

27 Mar 2005, 09:30 #30

Well, it's been about four months since this string was in view on the board.
Too long gone. The need for this advice and viewpoint is certainly still applicable.

Happy Reading!
"Education is THE KEY to unlock the Golden door to FREEDOM"
Quit being a quitter, Start LEARNING how to become an Ex-Smoker.

Long-Term Comfort and Peace of Mind will surely follow not far behind!
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