It’s not an exact parallel, however, the parallels between not using and not offending are pretty close in that abstinence and immersion in some sort of ongoing recovery offer the best hope of keeping one from falling off the wagon.

As an addict, I DON’T LIKE TO THINK OF MYSELF ON THE SAME PLANE AS A PEDOPHILE EITHER.

But the fact is, if they sit around talking about it, and romanticizing it, and focusing and obsessing on it, it’s only a matter of time before they are DOING it.

Now.

Was I talking about drugs, or abusing children?

I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, but I know I want it to be spelled right and punctuated correctly. I guess that’s something.

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