All my life, I’ve heard "Drugs are bad, mmm’kay?". Maybe the South Park geniuses wrote that satirical line to stick and for the next generation to question what’s so bad about them.
First, I’ve used marijuana recreationally three times and alcohol pretty often. Considering caffeine (tea and coffee), that’s almost everyday now. But, from my experience with marijuana, I have not enjoyed that euphoria others get lol. Sad to say, but I don’t think drugs are for me since I identify as a Control Freak. Regardless, I do question their abilities and the social constructs we’ve created around them.
Some of my drinking experiences allowed me to tap into thoughts I don’t know if I ever would’ve mustered the courage to even think of – like rapping some lyrics or cracking a joke. Having those experiences and hearing the experiences of others, there’s obviously some value there for creative thinking. You get to quiet that loud, ignorant, and unbearable inner critic.
But on the downside, drugs make us lose other inhibitions like manners. I remember in college waking up from a drunken stupor and my friend telling me he saved my dumbass from getting into a fight with the boyfriend of the girl who’s ass I slapped smh. Regrettable times.
So the question I’ve been pondering, can we decrease these inhibitions and still keep a mind of respect and manners? But sometimes respect and manners are the inhibitors to our creativity.
I posed the question to my therapist and he mentioned microdosing (http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_569525afe4b09dbb4bac9db8). In no way was he suggesting I try it, he just mentioned it as "tempting to live without following ‘the rules’ we define for ourselves." I’m interested in lighter, natural, I recreational drugs (Shrooms), but also not because I don’t like drugs lol.
It’s a funny and confusing twist. Would love to hear what others do and think to battle inhibitions, especially without the use of substances. Oh, also if you’re battling perfectionism particularly.
That’s all for now! Peace, love and pookie dooks(line for my fellow Moana fans lol)!