If you are going to use drugs, you should do so when you are a child; adults are too depressed and jaded to just let go and be wild. Anxiety will ruin your good time if you are a “grown up” with a closed lid- so dont do drugs at all if you missed your chance to do them when you were a kid.
Before my friends were ever sneaking beers or drinking weed I was researching drugs in the public library.
I didn’t know what drugs did, I didn’t know what they looked like but I knew that I wanted to try them.
So I would be the perfect example of why a conservative might wish to censor public libraries.
As Aristotle said, “We should not allow our children to read our myths for they may commit the same crimes our old heroes did and then expect to be treated as kings.”
I was curious about my favorite music group, the Beatles, perhaps you’ve heard of them- I wondered was there anything interesting they did in their lives that could explain the strange and beautiful music that they made, and is there anything I could do to be at least a small bit like them? I read that a man named Bob Dylan turned them on to grass, and they even smoked week one day before meeting the queen.
A man named John Riley gave them LSD by slipping doses into their coffee, and John had a rough time and he wrote “Help,” and George had a great time, feeling that he was falling in love with everyone and everything, and he wrote “Dr. Robert.”
Though thousands did drugs as the Beatles did, and even expressly because, John Lennon urged his fans not do do drugs just because the Beatles do them, do drugs, or don’t do drugs but be your own person, he said and don’t do them because the Beatles do them.
I would stay up late and stare at the album cover for Revolver, while listening to the strangest song, “Tomorrow never knows” with lyrics lifted from the Tibetan Book of the Dead.
Turn off your mind relax and float downstream, it is not dying, it is not dying
Lay down all thoughts, surrender to the void; it is shining, it is shining.
That you may see the meaning of within, It is being, It is being.
So play the game existance ’til the end, of the beginning, of the beginning, of the beginning, of the beginning.
If your idols did drugs, made art and died, please resist the temptation to follow in the footsteps of your idols, make art, do drugs if you must, but live.