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A while back, I commented in bean_dame's journal that I tried pot a few times many years ago, but it never did anything for me. In particular, it didn't make me less anxious, more creative, able to figure out things more easily, or anything like that.

Anyway, earlier today at work I was having some trouble figuring out how to do something. I had to think really slowly through the problem. It was adding to my anxiety from earlier in the day, when I found out that I had misunderstood some things that were discussed at a meeting about my current project. Eventually I was able to get a little bit done, so I feel somewhat relieved. But I'm concerned that this delay in progress is going to wipe out all of the good things I've done so far.

So I was thinking, would I take drugs in order to perform better in such situations? Probably not. In general, I'm averse to things that might be addictive. (I don't even like to take drugs when I'm sick. OTOH, I take vitamins religiously. Go figure.) Also, I'm concerned about possible side effects. What if it made me "quicker" mentally, but did something to my reflexes that caused me to have a car accident? Or what would I do if I developed a dependence on the drug, but couldn't get it, and wound up even worse off than before?

Comments

ascendneworder
Jan. 27th, 2006 05:44 am (UTC)
I've never done drugs, but I'm not going to preach it and force my beliefs on others. It doesn't change my opinion of you either, because you are still a good person. I like hippies and the way they think except for their lifestyle. However, there are others that become affected negatively and turns bad, mean, and worse off. So don't become that.

However, recreationally and medically is better than being addicted. If it actually helps someone feel better than take it, but if it doesn't then don't. Is the benefits better than the costs aka side effects?
gregbo
Jan. 28th, 2006 03:40 am (UTC)
I like hippies. :) I think I would have liked being a hippie if I'd been old enough during the 1960s and 1970s. At least I like some things that came from the hippie movement, such as the music, peace initiatives, etc.