Having said that, I think this post is ridiculously reckless and irresponsible. To actually recommend certain drugs in such a wholesale, blanketly-stated, manner is troublesome to me.
I have seen people recreationally use certain drugs and do just fine with the occasional entertainment value. I have also seen people that simply lack whatever discipline is necessary to keep things recreational.
I feel I am strong enough mentally to never abuse drugs, however, having watched my own dad lack the discipline to keep things reasonable, I decided to never even try certain things (cocaine, acid, etc). He got consumed by it .. not like a junkie or anything, but he abused them recreationally and I KNOW it negatively impacted his life. He twice beat all of it just to have someone recklessly tell him to just do it one more time and don't do it again ... didn't work that way for him.
I'm not saying no one should do drugs. I am saying that it sickens me to hear you suggest that 'everyone' should try it at least once. Problem is, you're only speaking to those who haven't yet tried it at least once. Those that are 'strong' enough to not get caught up in it will be fine, but will likely have already made up their minds to refrain and will not be persuaded by your advice. The person that is likely to give it a roll, that hasn't before, based on such a reckless suggestion, is also more likely to the person that lacks the fortitude to keep it low key.
I'm not attacking you, promise. As I said earlier, I understand the context and don't believe you mean any harm, whatsoever. I realize this is just a Jazz forum and no one is likely to run out to the street corner for drugs to try, just once. I still had to speak my mind.
Notice the last paragraph you quoted.
I also believe drugs should be mediated by shaman-like people who know and respect a drug's power.
I don't support douches doing drugs with other douches.
I'm sorry to hear about your father. I'm guessing he had a lot more going on than the mere ingestion of drugs. But, I stand by what I said; certain drugs can teach you something about yourself if you have the power and the right milieu.
My dad was awesome. Everyone loved him and being around him. He was very bright, successful, incredibly charismatic, and doted on his family. He wasn't the product of the wrong crowd or anything like that .. it just seemed to effect him differently and his highly addictive personality. I'm glad he died being the crazy dude he was, though, and not by cancer or something. Very glad about that.
Maybe it wasn't respectful enough, actually. I didn't mean to imply one negative thing about your dad. Please note.
There is a dangerous side to this stuff, for sure. Recognizing the power you ingest and therefore yield is an important part in deciding when and how to use. And, an important part of feeling your way thru healing effects.
Crazy fun dudes (and I've known many) can be rough with these subtleties. But what would we do without them?
Yes, I do, and it's not really a secret around here.
And now it's legal (at least by the state) here, yay.
I didn't take anything offensively, whatsoever, from what you said. I just provided further explanation so that people understand you can't necessarily 'spot' a guy that would abuse drugs. My dad didn't look like a guy that couldn't handle it.. that's all I was saying.
So all of Jazzfanz are on drugs...... Explains a lot.
I do not agree that weed isnt addictive. Yes it is. Weed users are just in denial. If it isnt addictive then why do pot heads smoke everyday?
Why do fat ****s eat **** food everyday?