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Quietwarrior's picture

Why does everybody who is creative have to smoke?

What makes it such a stylish accessory when it really just corrupts your lungs.

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loreonpravus's picture

I'm kind of the hypocrite

I'm kind of the hypocrite when it comes to smoking. I hate it when my dad smokes, and when other people smoke around me, and I say so, but then I have smoked before.

It's a social thing, too. You go outside and share lights and that strikes up conversation. But it does screw up your lungs, and it's no good for you. Everything in moderation, suppose.

As for creative people smoking, who were you basing your statement off of?

Quietwarrior's picture

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as for creative people it is based on my generalisation of who i have meet and then who i have seen. All my brother friends go to some creative art institute and they all smoke. it annoys me how everything i like such as photography, fashion, music and art, that smoking is normal and somewhat like you said socially productive.

jeff's picture

Err...

I haven't found that to be the case, really.

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"Why be given a body if you have to keep it locked up in a case like a rare, rare fiddle?" - Katherine Mansfield

radiosilence95's picture

I smoke every once in

I smoke every once in awhile. But not 24/7, and I'm not hooked. I usually go months at a time between smokes.

But people who do it every hour of every day? Nope. I couldn't do that. I sound like a hypocrite saying this, but I do value my health. It's just something to pass the time, really.

Quietwarrior's picture

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thats something that i just find horrific. I went to my brothers friends house in london and they all just sat and smoked without much breaks so guessing about 15 a day. Also why would you spend so much on it. I have to admit i don't mind people like you who do it casually for the experience but chain smoking will never wash with me

MacAvity's picture

Yeah...

The image I have of the stereotypical artist is a skinny guy with a palette and an easel and a beret and a cigarette... and possibly also a mustache and a prison-striped shirt.... although now my image of an artist may be fading into my image of a Frenchman... especially since the 'artist' is now drinking coffee out of a teacup in Paris....

Quietwarrior's picture

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Yes my close friends dad's family is all french and so is he. Her parents separated about 5 years ago and he now lives in marseille. So he has started to smoke again because it is so liberal in france and everybody he knows does it. She also says everywhere in Paris people smoke like they are proud. I think it roots back to that classic chic of film noir and even "Breakfasts at Tiffany's". Smoking has become materialistic in a aspect, it adds to the look, which just makes me sad.

javier's picture

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oh dear it's all these hipsters in melrose and hollywood. i don't think they're creative, they're mainstream, ironically of course.

swimmerguy's picture

Hehehe...

Smoking has never really looked that appealing to me, but then again I have never done it. It's just, I have campfires, and the smoke is all nasty and gets in my eyes and makes me feel woozy, and so the thought of starting a small fire just so I can intentionally inhale the smoke seems a little weird.
It is popular though... Maybe I'll try it someday, see if there's something I don't know about it.

And, many things are bad for you. I like drinking, that's not good for you. I also like copious amounts of food, and that's not good for me either. I also like staying up late even when I have to get up early the next day, and of course that's not good either.
You just have to balance your healthy with your unhealthy habits. I like eating a lot, but I also like exercise in disgustingly high amounts, for example, in the winter sometimes I swim at 2 practices, for a total of 12,000 yards of swimming, over 6 miles of swimming.
That keeps me in good enough health, I generally don't think eating a lot and drinking will kill me soon. :P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xt5ghXdq6Z0&safe_search=on

jeff's picture

Depends...

Drinking affecting liver cancer takes a while. Drinking affecting you getting in a car accident takes no time at all.

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"Why be given a body if you have to keep it locked up in a case like a rare, rare fiddle?" - Katherine Mansfield

Quietwarrior's picture

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That is a very good point to

Quietwarrior's picture

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In honesty i am open minded so i will in the future would probably want to try a cigarette for the experience, but i know i would never keep the habit as i find it lazy and actually weak. You have to understand though that smoking in proportion to alcohol has more serve health threats. I wont bore them with you as you probably well know but there is in text a bigger scale difference