Getting high

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Just wondering, what; if any are the drugs of choice of PFers. I have found most of the physics majors at my school to be stoners, I was wondering if that trend was everywhere. I myself smoke mostly on the weekends, or when I watch movies. I also drink pretty heavily on fridays./saturdays. :redface:
 

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Haven't touched the stuff, worried about health effects. I tend to get highs from my hobbies (including, sometimes, physics). Whatever works for you, though. Just do it in moderation.
 
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I get high on intellectual interaction...and my college days are way in the past !
 
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I don't get high.

The Bob (2004 ©)
 
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Frankly, I can't understand how anyone would want to touch any sort of drug with a ten foot pole, and that includes alcohol.
 
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Hurkyl said:
Frankly, I can't understand how anyone would want to touch any sort of drug with a ten foot pole, and that includes alcohol.
Me either. They're much harder to get at from 10 feet away. :rofl:
 
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Me either. They're much harder to get at from 10 feet away. :rofl:
Unless the ten foot pole is a pipe
 
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Frankly, I can't understand how anyone would want to touch any sort of drug with a ten foot pole, and that includes alcohol.

Ever been to a party without alcohol or drugs? Pretty boring in my opinion. But then again I am a twenty year old guy going to one of the top party schools.
 
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Unless the ten foot pole is a pipe



:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
 
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Yeah, drugs are dumb... But I like alcohol so I guess I'm dumb.
 
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But I like alcohol so I guess I'm dumb.
Along with 80% of Americans. :wink:
 
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coffee, yep, coffee's my drug, no doubt about, coffee is definitely my drug, it wakes me up, it gets me through the day, it help me think, it tastes good, coffee is definitely my drug, it give me so much energy, I don't know how I could get along without it, yep, no doubt about it, coffee is my drug, coffee, yep, coffee's my drug, no doubt about, coffee is definitely my drug, it wakes me up, it gets me through the day, it help me think, it tastes good, coffee is definitely my drug, it give me so much energy, I don't know how I could get along without it, yep, no doubt about it, coffee is my drug. The best part is that it has no negative physical or mental effects.
 
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LoL

Music is my drug. I guess I have to sing then. *LAAAAAAAAAAALALALALAAA*
 
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Ivan Seeking said:
coffee, yep, coffee's my drug,..., yep, no doubt about it, coffee is my drug. The best part is that it has no negative physical or mental effects.
That's just too much like Rainman !! :eek: Perhaps there's a correlation between caffeine and autism ?
 
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That's just too much like Rainman !! :eek: Perhaps there's a correlation between caffeine and autism ?
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

I did slip into Rainman didn't I!!!
 
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ALCOHOL WOOOOOHOOOOOOOOO, half the time i'm on here i'm drunk, i'm keeping my Canadian and engineering pride flyin high hehe

a little weed here and there arent bad either
 
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Notice how this thread consists primarily of one-liners. Maybe that reflects the lack of concentration associated with recreational drugs.

If you feel you have a need for a drug, I suggest you first consult a competent psychiatrist to consider appropriate pharmaceuticals before committing yourself to a substance crutch.

I would guess that the vast majority of those that have taken street drugs mature out of them, become dependent on them to cope with life, or "self-medicate" an underlying mental illness.
 
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I can live without them.

I would love to get high on an intellectual conversation, but that is beyond my reach since most people lack the ability to think.

Because of this, I believe I am at the wrong school and should consider a school that encourages people to think.
 
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While I also prefer intellectual to chemical stimulation (except maybe if you count chocolate), I always liked this description by ethno-botanist Wade Davis of his experience of some South American rain forest plant he tried (all in the name of science I'm sure :wink: ):
"It was like being fired out of cannon lined with baroque paintings into a sea of molten electricity."​
 
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plover,

Maybe you should stick to the chocolate! :tongue2:
 
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For me, it's both coffee and chocolate!

Um, and yes, I've been to parties without any alcohol and had a great time! I've never understood why people need to drink to be social. If you're so embarrassed to do something in front of other people without the alcohol, why would you drink alcohol so you would do it? And if it's okay to be seen acting a certain way (such as, gasp, dancing) if you're drunk, then why can't you do it sober? A few of my friends have parents or other close relatives who are recovering alcoholics, so chose to have their wedding receptions without alcohol. A lot of people started out with the whole bit of, "I can't start dancing until I've had a few drinks." Yeah, sure, right. Just get out on the dance floor and dance if you enjoy dancing! I do enjoy alcohol, but never enjoy getting drunk (it has happened, no doubt about it, but I don't like feeling drunk, and definitely don't like the hangover). I've never tried any other drugs and have stayed clear of others using them as well. I just don't have any reason to want to even try it.
 
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My drug of choice is caffine, great stuff, especially in chocolate and Dr.Pepper.

As for smoking, my grandfather died of lung cancer from doing it. It was a slow painful death, about half a year I think, one of those on the hospital. So I shy away from it, I even try to avoid secondary smoke.
 
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plover said:
While I also prefer intellectual to chemical stimulation (except maybe if you count chocolate), I always liked this description by ethno-botanist Wade Davis of his experience of some South American rain forest plant he tried (all in the name of science I'm sure :wink: ):
"It was like being fired out of cannon lined with baroque paintings into a sea of molten electricity."​

And where exactly did he find this plant?........purely for scientific purposes, of course;A)
 
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Loren Booda said:
Notice how this thread consists primarily of one-liners. Maybe that reflects the lack of concentration associated with recreational drugs.
Why do people always think I'm on drugs :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:



Oh wait, I eat multi-vitamins :redface:
 
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And where exactly did he find this plant?........purely for scientific purposes, of course;A)
I'm not sure he mentioned that. :frown:

Somewhere I have a transcript of a talk he gave that was apparently a preliminary version of one of his essays, and that's where the quote is from, but I have no idea what random stash of papers it might have ended up in. Unfortunately, the line seems to be missing from the published version of the essay: "The Forests of Amazonia" in Shadows in the Sun.

There are other essays in the book that do deal more directly with his studies of the botanic knowledge of South American shamans. "Plants of the Gods" contains a description of his experience participating in a ritual centered around the hallucinogen ayahuasca.
 

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