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The Rollercoaster Path of Change

Change is never smooth. When we step unto the train or path of changing our lives to make them full of happiness and joy, we are stepping onto a rollercoaster or onto a journey that brings us up to the highest levels of joy and down to the lowest depths of despair. Change is never a smooth process, whether it is personal change or collective/societal change.

When I was 18, I started to smoke cigarettes because all my friends were smoking. My dad, while working hard on the farm, smoked most of his life until he got emphysema, but I never really was drawn to it. I didn’t like the coughing that happened for me. But, when I graduated from high school and frequented the smoking lounge in college