How to Use Drugs

How to Use Drugs

it's easy to have a pretty negative view of drugs the news is always going on about police raids on drug dealers kids tripping dangerous Lea raves overdoses and Rehab it goes without saying things can go for if icky wrong around drugs but our intense awareness of the negatives is in danger of creating a misleadingly narrow view of the subject drugs are at best serious dignified noble and important and we need more of them in our lives the real issue is we don't have a correct sense of what a drug is and what the drugs might be that we in particular truly need essentially a drug is a thing anything that alters your mood acting via either the body or the senses to make an impact upon the mind we've come to associate the impact of drugs with a heightening of a particular band of emotional states the weird The Escapist the hyperactive and the ecstatically relaxed but in truth there are far more interesting fruitful and positive directions in which we should want our minds to be altered were only at the start of understanding the possibility of drugs the task of a drug is simply to alter moods in any positive direction compatible with fulfilling one's highest ambitions so we need drugs to help us to be more self analytical more hopeful less prone to irritability more politically tolerant and better at listening to other people especially partners when they have legitimate complaints against us fortunately there are a lot more things that are drugs than we ordinarily suppose we need to move away from the idea of drugs as pills that someone gives you at a party when you're 16 that will make you feel tired say could possibly kill you and make you look cool and shock your parts the word drug happens to be sitting on a crucially important and large idea the generation of benign and positive states of mind through the use of external physical resources any properly accurate list of drugs we have available should now include the following pomegranate juice Coffee stimulates but on the right dosage just squeezed orange juice with a touch of lemon briefly strengthens the will and makes us more able to face tricky tasks the much less known pomegranate juice has a soothing calming effect which helps one be less prickly around perceived insults and slights the paintings of Caspar David Friedrich this physical object titled morning recently burger by the German 19th century romantic artists Caspar David Friedrich is a drug that hangs on a wall and it's intended to produce an expanded state of consciousness in which the pain of immediate troubles is lessened by a euphoric recognition of the immensity of nature and the cosmos Emmental cheese it's mild savory taste and yielding but not crumbly texture quickly bring on a feeling of replete natales a quick anxiety reducer like chocolate and hot buttered toast amytal is an Envy suppressing drug Mozart's Aria Sarvis C il Vento this musical drug briefly induces a heightened state of tenderness towards strangers and a mood of generosity towards one's own and others stupidity when it comes to relationships of course the precise effects of these substances will vary from one person to the next so a key task with these and all drugs is to get good at working out what we really need to optimize our own functioning what might be a crucial corrective for one person would be deeply unhelpful for another in wiser society than ours we would have drug advisors available at hotels shopping malls and online people who would do a full audit of our natures and come up with extended menus for what sort of drugs might be most suitable for are given characters and in what doses and at what times of day we should take them in the past ambitious societies have looked very seriously at drugs and the thing they did was to organize drug use into rituals a very popular drug tea was employed in Buddhist ceremonies in Japan from the 13th century onwards the drug was used to promote focus concentration and a feeling of strong connection to other human beings you might have to sit in a particular way taking your tea drunk wait patiently to be served and consume a very specific quantity while contemplating the branch of a pine tree in the wind the ancient Greeks were also very interested in drugs their ritual known as the Dionysian mysteries was built around the highly structured use of red wine as part of a religious festival participants would drink and dance in search of a sense of collective belonging as decreed by the god Dionysus by making what might otherwise descend into binge drinking into a religious festivals the Greeks cleverly directed the immense power of alcohol towards the most beneficial states of mind instead of being a reason for getting into an argument with one's spouse or messing up a wedding speech wine became an occasion for fostering trust and loyalty between citizens in the city moods play an immense role in our lives and yet we tend to be haphazard in the way we identify and deal with them at present we play around with moods with hugely clumsy and dangerous instruments with drugs that we hardly understand and that can have a devastating impact on our well-being we need to broaden our sense of what a drug is allow Mozart and Emmental cheese into the mix and then have a system that correctly directs people to what might be the right drugs for them with their flourishing be the end goal we're still only at the dawn of learning how to take drugs properly we're sure to learn to be far better drug takers in the future you

46 thoughts on “How to Use Drugs”

  1. Just smoked a fatty.
    Bad, bad gateway drug that I've been using for 40 years and have managed to NOT start using drugs.

  2. there is a stark difference between a psychoactive substance and these less chemically active 'drugs' but i think its interesting to think of more common things with a heightened importance like this video presents them

  3. This title is so clickbait. The ideas are so positive and general… not what people were expecting to learn about when they picked this video.

  4. A drug can be broadly defined as any man-made, natural, or endogenous (from within the body) molecule which exerts a biochemical or physiological effect on the cell, tissue, organ, or organism. ART IS NOT A DRUG. Who tf came up with this crock of shite?

  5. So with this in mind, can, will or should we in time develop a society that tollerates the use of cannabis, psychedelics and many others under certain circumstances? For the record, I completely agree with this video and I am an occasional drug user.

  6. I have yet to witness anyone mugging an old lady in hopes to afford ones cheese intake or have yet to see someone turning tricks on the corner in order to score more pomegranate juice. Love ya “SOL”, but… my my.

  7. Tbh, my prefered classical piece as a drug, must be Beethovens 9th op. 125 choral IV (dunno what all the numbers mean either) also known as his "ode to Joy". Full volume, I dare you not to smile.

  8. The idea that you can compare heroin to looking at painting is downright wrong.
    It's not about inducing changes in your brain, it's about DIRECTLY inducing changes. For a painting to work you must have capability of comprehending it. Show it to three years old child and you will get nothing. Drug are chemical substances that you insert to your body and to change something (not only brain like with painkillers) by directly engaging with your body chemistry.
    It's like programing and building computer form parts, a veeery different process.
    Not to mention that most drugs are far less subtle (some of them can alter your character with subtelty of speeding hammer) and after taking them you cannot willingly shake them of.

  9. I habitually return to cocaine and I have often found this drug to be something I rely on as a means to feel better. Let me tell you, it doesn’t really help you people. You will feel the most heart wrenching regret in your heart while coming down if you’ve done enough. You only feel good for a second and it’s gone. Don’t let something like weed or coke be a crutch. Never ever. Drugs are bad and I know because I use them.

  10. please try changing the title. it is VERY MISLEADING. we certainly don't want videos that encourage "drugs" or feed into the curiosity of the various  dangerous street drugs or rx out there that can kill.

  11. More than 200,000 in Mexico have been killed by the war on drugs. Consider it when picking your drug and dealer.

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