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Interesting thought. Like the "Clearing out the cobwebs" metaphor. In my opinion, narcotics-induced-creativity is short-term with no solid conclusion whatsoever. Agreed on the last two sentences. And it is the sharper wit, indeed!
David R Bradley says
Huh, pleased to stimulate your creativity, so there you go, Creativity expanded sans opiates!! Hence, proved no opiates and Narcotics don't aid you rather they destroy your creativity or in some cases 'you' too!!!
Mrs Jil Manning says
A cough syrup sends me to sleep!! So, imagine what would opiates and narcotics do?? And yeah, Meditation and observation is the best and fruitful option for expanding your creativity!!
Mishael Austin Witty says
Agreed on the first para. Getting high does certainly makes us audacious. And yeah the early morning writing is always productive.
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So, you are suggesting, that it doesn't necessarily have to be drugs, the trick is to find the right drug/hobby/exercise to trigger creativity?? It's different for different being. That's a point to ponder upon.
I personally think...all of the above trigger extra creativity, if you aren't seduced and overcome by the experience. It's all usable, and it's all good!
My stream of consciousness flow a lot, after a break-up, tough week, travel, music, movies and lot of sleep. Haven't tried opiates, cannabis et al. So, it'd be safe to say, that drugs don't really ensure brilliant creativity.
True! I have found the more altered I am in my states of awareness, the less something like alcohol, or drugs, will effect me at all. Some drugs will have absolutely no effect, not for a high, not for creativity. Not all creativity is brilliant.
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Charles Dawson says
Let me get one thing clear, here, i am a 20yr old guy pursuing engineering, so I wouldn't want to waste my life on drugs. In fact, i condemn it too.
Nevertheless, agreed on the first para. but we should ask the Pink Floyd crew the same question.
hahahha...lighter side to it I see. And there is a reason why it is corny, to say that the best high you get is from life, it is corny because it has been proved correct time and time again.
Rod Marsden says
I will. Drugs are harmful, needless to say but the question here is do they really do stimulate creativity??
According to Thomas De Quincey, opium and thus opiates tend to make the taker's dreams more vivid but at the same time take away the strength and determination a writer needs to write. Opium is not a stimulant. It is, in fact, the opposite .
Hmmmm...Interesting!!! You know, those researchers, sitting around unemployed, should do a research on this!!
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I don't do drugs or smoke for that matter. The question came to my mind after stumbling upon a new snippet!
NO, seems to be the general consensus!!
Rati Hegde says
yeah meditating and observing things around you, often makes you come up with new ideas.
Tara Anderton says
Yeah, you can say that. Because many other factors trigger creativity too-
Like long walks, rainy day etc.
Hmmm..interesting fact. Yeah narcotics and opiates are known to have ill-effects on your body sooner or later. Asked this question, after stumbling into a news snippet claiming that a famous writer used to "use" it