Saturday, March 06, 2010

Drugs, Alcohol, & Other Fun Stuff

Last week, I was reading comedian Lewis Black's memoir "Me of Little Faith". He shared a number of experiences he had while growing up in the 60's. Needless to say, there were the obligatory drug stories, many of which colored how he feels about the world to this day. One of the main things he felt while under the power of illicit substances was that we are all connected to everyone and everything (the monster "Avatar" proposes the same). Now I believe this to be the case, though I don't typically experience it directly.

Many people will write off the things they feel while on drugs because, well, because they were on drugs, but I'm of the mind that they are capable of opening us up to deeper truths which makes it strange that the government makes depressants like alcohol legal, but not less potentially destructive substances like marijuana. I've never tried the stuff myself, but I can certainly see the appeal.

Of course, there are other ways that one can feel this oneness, meditation in particular, but I'm so lazy that I'd rather do it laying down instead of sitting up which leads in most cases to drifting off to sleep as opposed to achieving ultimate spiritual creaminess. Black's not much different, stating that he'd rather masturbate than meditate, that both lead to the same conclusion, anyway.


Timothy Smith said...

I can give all kinds of first hand experience with drugs, I did them all in my youth. I am always looking for something new so drugs had me at hello.

The last "heavy-hitter" I did was shrooms back in 04. I think they make one feel more connected with yourself but in a way that cant be explained, only experienced. (and a shroom trip CAN go bad and be unpleasant).

Weed? No comment. :)

Rocketstar said...

Jesus is a sick f'ing pervert and Elton John says Jesus is gay so I geuss it makes sense.

Drugs help open up the mind to a new way of thinking about the universe.

Extra Ordinary Me said...

Interesting perspective. I've always been afraid to try mushrooms or lsd because of the risk of a bad trip.
But marijuana is an old friend and in my opinion is way safer than alcohol for a variety of reasons. They definitely have that one backwards.

Narkissos said...

we are actually connected....well that's what fay experience, emotions, thoughts pain and love.....that's why we feel what others are going through..even if we haven't been to that conditions.....irony of being an unique individual.....:)
alcohol and drugs both make you understand life in a deeper sense.....well that's me.....
try weed nce wont regret....hell fay's corrupting ya, oh