Everyone Needs Copium

Urban Dictionary defines copium as, Lying to yourself in order to cope with something.” It combines the words cope and opium.

While visiting a friend in San Francisco, he mentioned wanting to stay in SF because of the weather. As he said that, I thought of the high living expenses, the homeless problem, and the city feeling like a ghost town. I thought he was high on copium.

But it got me thinking, what isn’t copium? Today was the nicest weather we’ve had in NYC in months and I talked to my coworker about how the Winter makes us tough and appreciate the Summer more. That’s copium.

A gratefulness practice like the 5 minute journal is copium.

Positive psychology is copium.

I think everyone needs to take even a bit of copium to function in modern-day society.

February 27, 2024

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