Lessons From Ewan McGregor’s Trainspotting‏

Ok flower, cast your mind back…

Remember the film with Ewan McGregor, called – Train Spotting?

I re-watched it recently…

If you don’t know what I’m talking about, it was about heroin addicts from Scotland, during the opening scene, when he is being chased down the street by the police, watch it here (2mins):

Renton, the main character, famously says…

Choose life
Choose a job
Choose a career
Choose a family
Choose a f*cking big television
Choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers
Choose good health, low cholesterol and dental insurance,

Choose sitting on that couch watching mind numbing, spirit crushing game shows, stuffing f*cking junk food into your mouth 

Choose rotting away at the end of it all and pissing your last in a miserable home nothing more than an embarrassment to the f*cked up brats you’ve spawned to replace yourself
Choose your future
Choose life

Renton also says:
the one thing people forget is why we do it… they think it’s about misery, desperation and death…
but what they forget is the pleasure of it… otherwise we wouldn’t do it.

In my humble, but often correct opinion, many of us are just like Renton and his buddies

It’s said that life is full of choices…

and we CHOOSE to become addicted to something because it makes us FEEL a certain way.

Food is pleasurable.

It’s not about having a terrible childhood or any messed up stuff happening to you.

For many of us it’s a personal lifestyle choice that’s GOTTEN OUT OF HAND.

And the reality is when faced with DEATH or CHANGING their ways

Most people…can’t CHANGE, so in effect they choose DEATH.

What will you do?

Richard “choose life” Clarke

PS – Tomorrow I share with you a complaint I have from one of my readers who took issue with something I sent out recently.

Get the full story tomorrow, my fine feathered friend,

Bye bye until then…


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.