Like the warning label on a packet of cigarettes this article will tell you why you shouldn’t make your mark on society.
1. Career Prospects
Graffiti takes a massive amount of determination and time, if you focus all that energy on something else you might find yourself on the Forbes rich list or getting a Nobel Peace Prize. From skipping school to staying up late chances are you’ll get to a point where you realise this amazing talent doesn’t earn you squat and your future possibilities are limited. If you really can’t resist take up street art instead and you’ll be rolling in cash.
Sure, when your a teenager girls will think your dangerous and cool, let’s face it your way more interesting than the guy who spends his life playing football or trying to do a kick flip. Just wait until your a full grown adult, that cute hobby is now an immature cry for help and she’ll drop you for a doctor or a street artist. Girls who paint graffiti have a few extra years of guys thinking it’s hot.
If you commit enough crimes you will get arrested, no question about it, this isn’t down to your ability to evade the law it’s just a matter of odds. If you continue to break the law after you get arrested you will get arrested again. Most writers have rap sheets longer than their arm. This sucks for things like insurance or if your thinking about going on holiday; countries don’t like crooks and visa restrictions are getting tighter and tighter, so no inter-rail or breath-taking mountain scenery for you.
Get arrested enough times, or for an act of vandalism that’s deemed worthy enough, and you’re looking at jail. There are lots of writers out there who have been to jail for graffiti, whether they found the experience a living nightmare or pretty bearable they’ll all agree that it’s a complete waste of time, you can never get that back.
See all that paint on the wall? Half of it is in your lungs, it also gets absorbed through your skin and your eyes; and it’s not very good for your nervous system, kidneys or your brain.
“I would trade it all back for perfect health, every drop of fame, every drop of glory, every magazine I was ever in, every movie I was ever in, I would give it all back in a heartbeat and have my health.”
-Iz the Wiz (RIP)
Graffiti is dangerous, you take stupid risks to get to the best spots. There’s hundreds of ways you can make that terminal mistake, such as getting hit by a train, electrocuted by a live rail or falling to your death. The funniest, kindest and wisest guy I’ve ever had the pleasure of calling a friend would still be here today if he never painted.
7. Painting on something that does not belong to you to boost your own ego just shows what a self-absorbed narcissistic maniac you really are
Stay indoors and play video games instead.