I believe there is something that we all yearn for in our lives whether we are white or black, male or female, rich or poor, democratic or republican. What we all have in common is the desire to be at peace with ourselves and our loved ones. We also want the calmness in this chaotic world that serenity can bring. The opposite of this is living a life of addiction or just plain substance abuse. It takes away our opportunity to be honest about ourselves and with others, without honesty there can be no peace or serenity.