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All pharmaceutical medicine is descended from nature’s bounty. Plants, animals & fish, minerals, and oxygen are all drugs nature provides. Even the sun provides endorphins, which are feel-good hormones for people and animals. All of these are critical for humans to survive.

Science has largely ignored plants and their potential beneficial uses, instead preferring to focus on sensationalistic and negative aspects of drug use. Too much of anything will indeed kill a person. Too much water will drown a person from the inside. Too much oxygen will cause oxygen poisoning, which is called oxidative stress. And everybody knows that drugs can kill when they are misused.

The benefits of drugs are numerous. Medications are helpful, from pain management to cancer treatment and Vitamin C to nitroglycerin. Since the caveman discovered that certain plants have unusual or medicinal effects, drugs have been used.

Who am I to say no to such a long history of drug use?

Throughout time, people have learned that too much of anything is bad for a person. Caffeine can kill when it is abused, just like any opiates. People have known to be moderate with drug use rather than radical. Things that kill are to be avoided. It’s just common sense.

I know whereof I speak. Drugs I am familiar with and comfortable with are many. The illegal ones are THC, tetrahydrocannabinol, found in marijuana, and psilocybin, found in magic mushrooms. The legal ones include a lifelong love of caffeine and a relatively long duration of smoking nicotine.

I am 67 years old now, and I’m just starting to think I should have tried more recreational drugs. Fortunately, it may not be too late for that.

LSD is the only extra illegal drug that I have tried and liked. I was too afraid of it, though – the news people scared me into thinking it was a dangerous and suicidal drug. As a result, I couldn’t relax enough to enjoy it. But in retrospect, I am rethinking my views. Maybe it is time to revisit LSD and see what happens.

I am just saying.

The pharmaceutical drugs I use regularly are antidepressants, Prosac, and Abilify to kick the Prosac. I also take Ativan occasionally to sleep and for fits of nervousness. Ativan is a drug like Valium.

Then too, I take vitamins and Trelegy for COPD. I am on oxygen as well. Any of these can kill me if I overdo it. Fortunately, I have too much common sense for that.

Recently I’ve been watching Joe Rogen on YouTube. He inspires me to continue with my drug experiments. My recent experiences with magic mushrooms have been epiphanies for me. They are simply lovely for various reasons. Magic mushrooms are mood elevators and color brighteners, and they help me to think more clearly.

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A state of mind is like a dark cupboard, very spooky if you don’t know what’s in there. Worse too, if you keep hearing weird banging noises every once in a while.

OMG! Just stop talking. You’re making me crazier than usual. And the banging? I can account for that. Oh yes, I can.

Ok then.

Humorous Ways To Maintain the Insane – HubPages

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The greed of this world is not right.  We no longer have to accept it in any way.  We all have the capacity for change and growth.

 

Improving the world starts with us.

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Behaviorism can be a great motivator, that is where one action impels another action.  A rubber band around the wrist will pinpoint the action, say swearing.  Swearing reminds the brain to take action, I.e. a quick snap of the rubber band, which causes a sharp quick pain, which shoots the message to the brain, no swearing.  If this circle is repeated a few times, the brain responds by learning that swearing is associated with pain.

http://www.helium.com/items/2288653-tips-to-stay-motivated

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Most people are not able to overcome their body image due to media portrayals of the perfect body.  It is shameful that body image can bring a person so low.  Health is important, not body image.

http://www.helium.com/items/2286988-learning-to-accept-ones-body-image

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In terms of philosophy, all movement is yoga, all breathing is yoga.  A simple awareness of such is all that is necessary to start a daily yoga routine.  Humans unconsciously make movements to reduce stress or to flex muscles.  The human brain is a marvelous thing, it is programmed to keep the body healthy and demands food, sleep, and exercise when it is needed.  

http://www.helium.com/items/2278510-daily-yoga-routine

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