Shakespeares Hamlet with a twist : To Smoke or Not to smoke...

Blog Post created by Mandolinrain on Mar 11, 2019

Speech: “To be, or not to be, that is the question


(from Hamlet, spoken by Hamlet)


To be, or not to be, that is the question:
To Smoke or not to smoke, that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
Shall I suffer ....or not?
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Life coming at me in so many directions,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles
Whats my choice?
And by opposing end them. To die—to sleep,
No more; and by a sleep to say we end
Or no, but maybe?
The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks
I am consumed with fear-pain and remorse
That flesh is heir to: 'tis a consummation
I am consumed
Devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep;
I cant take it anymore
To sleep, perchance to dream—ay, there's the rub:
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come,
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause—there's the respect
That makes calamity of so long life.
For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,
Th'oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely,
The pangs of dispriz'd love, the law's delay,
The insolence of office, and the spurns
That patient merit of th'unworthy takes,
When he himself might his quietus make
With a bare bodkin? Who would fardels bear,
To grunt and sweat under a weary life,
But that the dread of something after death,
The undiscovere'd country, from whose bourn
No traveller returns, puzzles the will,
And makes us rather bear those ills we have
Than fly to others that we know not of?
Thus conscience does make cowards of us all,
And thus the native hue of resolution
Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought,
And enterprises of great pitch and moment
With this regard their currents turn awry
And lose the name of action.
Give up....or fight. Decide I am worth it
Choice. All Mine.
Tears.....all mine. Broken, inside...but repairable, I know in time. Should I allow myself that choice? Am I strong enough to make the choice that may save me from myself.
One choice. One day at a time. One second at a time. 
Look ahead before you fall and realize the consequence follows every single choice you ever make. 
What comes easy won't last
What lasts....won't come easy
YES, if your reading this, you are worth it