Originally Posted by Deathmetalconga
Using drugs to supposedly become more creative or change things is a Western shortcut and cop out. History of is full of people who are/were just as creative and vital as any drug addict or alcoholic. And they usually lived long, productive lives and influenced others over spans of 50 years and more.
Yes, and since we are all exactly the same (with the same genetics, gifts, same proclivities and upbringing) then our creative and recreational lives should work exactly the same for all of us. Right?
"Different strokes for different strokes" is a truism, not a platitude.
It is also a cop out to be fearful of exploring your boundaries and potentials due to arbitrary rules set down by people with agendas. Then again, a lot of people cop out in life and that's okay. It's very hard to live an impressive life given that we are basically confused sacks of gooey protoplasm with a short life span held together by a relatively fragile covering of skin. The miracle is that anyone
gets their shit together.