Why You Should Become a Part of Games n Ganja
Once upon a time, what seems like a lifetime ago, becoming an adult looked like the best thing I could ever hope to have happen to me. Adults got to stay up late, eat whatever they want, buy really cool toys and play games for money! I grew up during a time when it was normal to wake up hearing an adult bellow for you to go and get their morning paper.
The first known published crossword puzzle was created by a journalist named Arthur Wynne from Liverpool, and he is usually credited as the inventor of the popular word game. December 21, 1913 was the date and it appeared in a Sunday newspaper, the New York World. Wynne’s puzzle (link) differed from today’s crosswords in that it was diamond shaped and contained no internal black squares. During the early 1920’s other newspapers picked up the newly discovered pastime and within a decade crossword puzzles were featured in almost all American newspapers. It was in this period crosswords began to assume their familiar form. Ten years after its rebirth in the States it crossed the Atlantic and re-conquered Europe.
And lets not forget the weekly card game where many a night, the action going on at that table was better than watching television. Ladies played hearts or bridge and men played poker or spades. Personally, I started with Solitaire, moved up to War and graduated to Gin Rummy.
You can find more ways to play cards here.
Then I grew up …
Somewhere along the way being an adult became a burden and the world forgot the Importance of Play in their Everyday lives.
In our hectic, modern lives, many of us focus so heavily on work and family commitments that we never seem to have time for pure fun. Somewhere between childhood and adulthood, we’ve stopped playing. When we carve out some leisure time, we’re more likely to zone out in front of the TV or computer than engage in fun, rejuvenating play like we did as children. But just because we’re adults, that doesn’t mean we have to take ourselves so seriously and make life all about work. We all need to play. — HelpGuide.org
So where does the Ganja come in?
Not all problems are, or should be, solved with Big Pharma. We are organic beings who should be living a more plant based lifestyle. I’m not sure where we got the idea that every meal had to be based around the consumption of animal meat. But I do know …
For most of human history, marijuana has been completely legal. It’s not a recently discovered plant, nor is it a long-standing law. Marijuana has been illegal for less than 1% of the time that it’s been in use. Its known uses go back further than 7,000 B.C. and it was legal as recently as when Ronald Reagan was a boy. — Drug War Rant.com
I’ve raised my daughter. I played life by the rules society told me would make me happy i.e. rich, famous and successful. Instead, I became stressed out and obsessed with things that, in the end, I didn’t want or didn’t have the time to enjoy because I was too busy working to pay for them. I had a wonderful relationship I destroyed in pursuit of the life, media sold as the “American dream”.
It’s time to stop dreaming and start living!
I’ve spoken to many adults in their 40's and up who feel like the world doesn’t really want to acknowledge they exist. The media makes children, better known as Millennials, the “in” crowd and real people something to be ashamed of.
I’m an adult! Heck, I’ve got a grand-baby on the way and somehow that means I’m no longer alive? Well I say phooey on that garbage. I’m a #sexyGrandma, who knows how to get what I wanna, or die trying. And what I want is
a playground where I can hang out with others like me and have fun being an adult.
I want to help others feel better about themselves, their life or their situation — even if its only for a moment.
Where people can tell their stories to help others learn how to get through it.