The reality of things

Discussion in 'Philosophy' started by AndyPL, May 12, 2006.

  1. Don't know if this is something that you guys share but I really have the feeling that when I'm confronted with a situation when I'm high, I feel it's reality much more accutely and realisticaly that when I'm not. I'll give a few real life examples:

    A friend of mine tells me his girlfriend is pregnant
    This happened a short while ago. If he had told me before having smoked a joint, I would have probably been very surprised and tried to offer some help, but when he told me over one of our smoking sessions, it totally blew my mind and probably knocked me off my feet (almost) as much as it had him.

    Me and three friends get into a car accident
    While performing an illegal u-turn someone rear-ends me, badly damaging my car and totaling hers. Although she was obviously the one driving extremely badly (how did she not see me turning in front of her??), legaly I was at fault since I was in the middle of an illegal maneuver. Normal me: Freaking out because of repairs, demerit points, and increase in insurance costs. Me at the time (very baked): so god damn relieved that no one was hurt that I really didn't give a shit about anything money-related.

    Before going to bed, imagining frightening scenarios
    This is something I really have trouble dealing with and if anyone has any wisdom to impart, I'd really appreciate it. Sometimes before going to bed I imagine myself as being involved in an accident and being horribly disfigured or paralyzed. The fact that it could so totaly happen to me and there's nothing protecting me from the kind of freak accident that could change my life in a horrible way just FREAKS me out. Everyone who's woken up as a paraplegic in a hospital bed was probably living as much of a normal day as I always have just seconds before some tragedy came along and changed their lives in an instant. I think we normaly block out this thought with a "What are the odds?" or "It'll never happen to me"... but it could! At ANY time!!

    I usually appreciate smoking since I find it puts everything in perspective. I find myself living in the moment and not much caring much for things like material gain and appearances... but to be honest, I sometimes fear how we can even lose the basic things we take for granted, like our health and freedom.

    Anyone else feel that in sober life we kind of live in an artificial bubble and that the herb makes us face reality more directly? I dunno, just a theory...
     
  2. dude i know what you mean. sometimes in school i was like eh, im doing fine. but when i would smoke i would realize how i was liying to myself. i would realize i had to get my shit together. i agree with that.

    dude i fucking love your posts. i fucking love how high i am.

    is your name maurice? hahahahaha
     
  3. Hey man hows it going. I am just letting you know that I feel you. I can relate on alot of those situations smoking puts my mind into completly different perspectives too. Especially when going to bed, except I am always imagining frightening things happening to one of my kids. I don't know mybe it's our minds way of trying to prepare us for reality. When these thoughts happen I don't stop trying to think about them I just except that it could happen and try to prepare myself mentally. It's sad but but it is life! Keep poundering I think you might be on to something!PEACE:D


    Man's mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions-Oliver Wendell Holmes
     
  4. Dude me too I always think Im chill but then I'm like ahh shit I gotta get me some A's

    Hahahahahah maurice
     
  5. Yeah i agree that pot really does let you take a "birds eye view" of things and really puts everything in its place. I was baked one time and my brother told me that our neighbor tried to commit suicide. Now, normally, yes, i would have been shocked. But fuck, i was baked, and it hit me like a ton of bricks. I kind of hate him for it because it ruined my high. But yeah nice post rock on +rep
     
  6. man, that was an absolutely terrific post. and i do agree, as this is exactly why i appreciate the herb so much. in fact, the main reason why i wont stop smoking is because it DOES [or rather, "it has the ability to", becuase it doesnt always] put things into perspective much better than my sober mind can.

    weed is a mind stimulant to me....it can help you think outside the box and it helps me see life and other things from many perspectives, rather than ONLY the perspective of a mind that has been conditioned by a not-so-perfect society for 20 years....
     
  7. "Before going to bed, imagining frightening scenarios
    This is something I really have trouble dealing with and if anyone has any wisdom to impart, I'd really appreciate it. Sometimes before going to bed I imagine myself as being involved in an accident and being horribly disfigured or paralyzed. The fact that it could so totaly happen to me and there's nothing protecting me from the kind of freak accident that could change my life in a horrible way just FREAKS me out. Everyone who's woken up as a paraplegic in a hospital bed was probably living as much of a normal day as I always have just seconds before some tragedy came along and changed their lives in an instant. I think we normaly block out this thought with a "What are the odds?" or "It'll never happen to me"... but it could! At ANY time!!"

    ~AndyPL~

    Before I begin I gotta say I enjoyed this part of your post and I'm stoned, so my response is going to be very different than if I were "sober." Anyway...I smoke because it alleviates the pain I feel, sorta makes me feel like one of those goddamned Lotus Eaters but with just a bit more acumen. In my daily life I'm being constantly buffeted by reality and how it feels, and man, sometimes it feels like a motherfucking Mack truck plowing relentlessly through flesh and bone. When I'm sober I feel how tragic the dull blade of life is against the pliant skin of humanity. When I'm stoned I feel like I'm Buddha under the Pipal tree. The harsh idea of the world is swallowed up in a cacophony of numbness that wraps me up all warm bro, I guess they call it Nirvana. Blowing... Out.... So the sobering sea is stilled and the inner man becomes a wondrous child.

    Yeah we could die or be disfigured at any moment sure enough, but it should serve as a constant reminder of how beautiful life is and how every second we breathe is a precious miracle beyond all imagining.

    Just a thought...

    Stay green!
     
  8. it's called empathy dude and almost everyone using mood changing drugs probably can pinpoint what drugs make them most relatable to others

    for some weed will do it for others it takes stronger stimulation
     

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