Andy Irons

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  1. Banned for being awesome

    Banned for being awesome Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2012
  2. Big Wet Monster

    Big Wet Monster Well-Known Member

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    Feb 4, 2010
    Good post - very heavy. Feel like a lot of us know someone who has had similar struggles.
     

  3. SCOB3YVILLE

    SCOB3YVILLE Well-Known Member

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    Nov 16, 2016
    "Life can be unfair and painful."
     
  4. metard

    metard Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2014
    indeed
     
  5. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Bi-polar disease. Depression. They both suck and are hard to deal with.
    Based on the article he went about it the wrong way, self-medicating. He committed suicide, willingly or unwillingly, but he killed himself.
    PTSD patients do the same thing, often times.
     
  6. ukelelesurf

    ukelelesurf Well-Known Member

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    Apr 25, 2007
    Surprisingly well written for the inertia....There is a nation wide screening May 31st seems to be in a lot of coastal theaters. If anyone on here is suffering with depression or addiction remember there are more people than you know that love you and help is available. From personal experience, the weight seems impossible to bear but it will get better
     
  7. willburne

    willburne Well-Known Member

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    Sep 25, 2017
    I agree man - Will definitely be watching this, personal experiences have led me down some of those same roads. Unfortunately even with the brightness and abundance of life that undoubtably should have been given to someone way more deserving of it other than me - the pain of loss and much more still exists heavily as I’ve watched some of my closest mates die from what I was lucky enough to survive so far, cool that they put this all together.
     
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  8. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    that's life bro! I don't want to say anything bad about AI,hes one of my heros but as far as addiction goes I was talkin to this girl earlier and told her u need to get ur fukin life in order and shes like oh I'm going through so much.bla bla bla

    life is indeed hard,but its what u make of it,good things aren't served on a silver spoon,only for a lucky few,the rest of us have to man up and deal with it.when u think u have it bad,theres someone out there who has it 1000x worse and they are still smiling,just look at africa
     
  9. LongIslandBro

    LongIslandBro Well-Known Member

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    Jul 21, 2017
    Otherwise known as the “ I was sad about having no shoes until I saw a man with no feet” way of looking at life.
     
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  10. SkegLegs

    SkegLegs Well-Known Member

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    Feb 8, 2009
    The hardest part for an addict to realize is that life just plain sucks sometimes. After spending years running, you really have no coping mechanism to deal with the daily grind. I come from a family with addiction history and am so glad I have always had surfing / skateboarding as an outlet. I feel like the best thing you can do is push young people towards a hobby or activity they can use as an outlet to get through those shit times, or to have as a reward to look forward to.

    First and last serious post for me, time to go back to being a forum asshole!
     
  11. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    i think the real problem comes down to having too much time on ur hands.I myself,have very little time,like I don't actually have time to go out and do stupid shit like get in trouble or try some new drugs.people who don't work and don't have any hobbies who just sit around all day doing nothing are more succeptable to trying drugs.and when ur one of those people they believe they don't have a valid excuse to get clean lol.sad but true.its not just drugs,u can be addicted to booze,gambling,women lol.those may sound like a better thing to be addicted to but its really not,but yea its not as bad as being a junkie
     
  12. smitty517

    smitty517 Well-Known Member

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    Oct 30, 2008
    Surfers Journal has an article on Richie Collins. There are some comparisons with the Andy article. Interesting to note that many of these super aggro, angry, screw everyone types are actually really miserable. Andy turned to drugs while Richie became a loner. Richie didnt get into the drugs so has actually acknowledged his faults and pulled out before death spiral. Seems like mixing in the drugs compounds the issue. Freaking shame this crap happens. So thankful hardcore drugs were never my thing.
     
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  13. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    +1 smitty. I read that article too...surprised he did not go off the deep end...sounded like he could have very easily.

    I have mentioned my teenage surf bro that committed suicide b4. He was bipolar but not diagnosed until late in his 20s. The meds therafter really screwed him up. Then he was on again off again with meds...then he lost it.

    AI went down a path of least resistance...no guard rails. F'n wide open. He surfed better than his bro and competed against Slater and gave us some truly hardcore surfing. Not sure what this movie will accomplish but maybe it will give somebody who is struggling hope...just enough to shake free.