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flagamuffin  ·  297 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Most Important Decision in Your Life...

there's something to be said for the 'most important decision you'll make' bit. it's like dropping acid -- most people just have some fun and then go to work on monday, but a subset of users' brains get twisted for a long time. a non-zero chance of extreme negative consequences, like addiction to alcohol, subsequent poverty, and death at 40? should be factored into the equation, yep. but that's the case with a lot of things. know thyself. i will never end up in mr. real-psychiatry's office, and i was drinking with hungarians last week, which is an applied science. but there are a few people in my life who blew the most important decision, all the same.

cgod  ·  297 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Or maybe LSD doesn't do that as often or in the way we think it does.

flagamuffin  ·  297 days ago  ·  link  ·  

that's interesting -- multiple studies too. thanks.

i've definitely met people who went nuts after they took acid, but... in a good way, sort of? would make sense for this to be much less prevalent than previously stated, if previous studies didn't control for incidence of mental illness in the general population. or something.

cgod  ·  297 days ago  ·  link  ·  

At the very least it warrants more research.