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  • #16
    Mr Perfidy perhaps you are living in the wrong part of the country, where I live it is still a way of life.

    I think Joanie has a point, it affects people differently, it can be an aid to mind expansion or it can just be recreational. From what I've seen of long term use (I'm referring to those that have used it for 25+ yrs) it's mind expanding properties have their limits, most people I know in that category seem somewhat emotionally and intellectually arrested. But that's not to say I don't enjoy their company.
    Life is death. We all take turns. It's sacred to eat during our turn and be eaten when our turn is over. RichMahogany.

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    • #17
      read this last month http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/24/fa...anted=all&_r=0

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      • #18
        We don't need drugs to alter our perspective. I advocate meeting people from different cultures and discussing things with them. When I was in the Army I got posted to BAOR (Germany). My unit's bar cleaning lady spoke four languages and she explained it like this:- "Every language you speak is like a different life you live." I can now ask for beer in fifteen languages, not that I (often) drink beer nowadays.

        My point is, we can train ourselves to think differently and do not need mind altering substances that may just harm our bodies.

        I recommend The Art of Happiness by Howard C. Cutler on the thoughts of the Dalai Lama.
        Why use a sledge hammer to crack a nut when a steam roller is even more effective, and, is fun to drive.

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        • #19
          I prefer to know about edible mushrooms rather than the other kind. I think mindfulness is a more positive (and cheaper) way to change your thinking. I've changed my perspective by walking the length of the US. I don't care what others want to do, but I can't see how any of it changes anything. Whether they get taxes out of me or not they still are incredibly clever at finding new ways to destroy the world and all her living things.
          Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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          • #20
            hippie here. this particular hippie still worked hard as a single mom for a phd, became a 3rd degree black belt along the way, rode motorcycles until the car drivers were too hostile, still vote, still work hard to hold back the cynicism in myself and others as a college professor. Long-time feminist and very proud of it. I'll stay out of the 420 debate--let's just say i live in tahoe... (!).

            yes, all of that past history DOES matter. (And it's nice to have a forum--college--in which to still instruct in history, even if i'm an english prof!) That any time in history wasn't "perfect" is, well, what happens when one tries something different, in social movements of any kind. One hopes that the three steps forward generate only one or two steps backwards. I see progress outside of the political machinery which has gotten stronger and more clever, in individual humans and in the humanity of youth. And I teach at a college in california whose high schools are the worst in the state, so i'm talking about those who have been abused by this system for decades and decades, and who have the most to lose going forward. Do i have hopes for our future, in terms of economics, environment, etc.? Guardedly. But i'm forever an optimist... and i look at my children and grandchildren and simply do not have the heart to give up.

            So yeah, however you want to define "hippie," i'm in.

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            • #21
              Not digging the general negativity, escapism and cynicism on the thread. Born in, 52 travelled through the experimental drug phase in my life journey and moved on. (I think everyone should try acid and mushrooms at some point it will defiitely change your perspective). Been all over the planet and witnessed many postive things happening in the world. Every day I meet incredible people doing wonderul things, helping to make a difference. I encourage you to get engaged, be mindful and become part of the solution your contributions are needed.
              Recent Blog: http://www.peakperformanceradio.net/...y-john-saville

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              • #22
                That is my attitude- my point is that when I voice this attitude, instead of anyone, ever, being interested or engaged and agreeable, I get only suspicion, denial and hostility. As if the idea that integrating understanding and harmony into your own life is an absurd and heretical idea of forgotten eras since proven failed.

                There is a small class of younger people that are hip to that general message, but they are young. They missed the era where, from nothing, a new idea was created and shared. The ones who lived through it seem eager to forget and get to work.
                "Ah, those endless forests, and their horror-haunted gloom! For what eternities have I wandered through them, a timid, hunted creature, starting at the least sound, frightened of my own shadow, keyed-up, ever alert and vigilant, ready on the instant to dash away in mad flight for my life. For I was the prey of all manner of fierce life that dwelt in the forest, and it was in ecstasies of fear that I fled before the hunting monsters."

                Jack london, "Before Adam"

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                • #23
                  I prefer to know about edible mushrooms rather than the other kind. I think mindfulness is a more positive (and cheaper) way to change your thinking. I've changed my perspective by walking the length of the US. I don't care what others want to do, but I can't see how any of it changes anything. Whether they get taxes out of me or not they still are incredibly clever at finding new ways to destroy the world and all her living things.
                  I like Krishnamurti and practice attention to my mind for a long time now, but realizing, "I am filled with aggression and hostile rage because of the absurdly abusive conditions of my own and the general captivity" is inferior to, "I am high, and the chemical chain in the molecular dimension that nurtures my rage has changed its course, and I am now without assertion."
                  "Ah, those endless forests, and their horror-haunted gloom! For what eternities have I wandered through them, a timid, hunted creature, starting at the least sound, frightened of my own shadow, keyed-up, ever alert and vigilant, ready on the instant to dash away in mad flight for my life. For I was the prey of all manner of fierce life that dwelt in the forest, and it was in ecstasies of fear that I fled before the hunting monsters."

                  Jack london, "Before Adam"

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