Q. Why is it okay to smoke when you know it harms you, if it’s about what we want regardless of its consequences, is it that simple?
A. Dear Garima, the question of doing anything of choice-eating, smoking, drinking, talking, working, traveling, etc. is entirely up to you. As I said before, it is your intention and the effects of your actions based on your intentions you must be concerned about. The action itself is not of primary consequence, but the intention. Please do not presume that two people doing a similar action or saying a similar word have the same intention, or that their actions have similar effects. Absolutely not.
One person’s actions done with a certain intention has completely different consequences than similar actions done by another person with differing intentions.