One of the things that I like about Burning Man is that it enables me to see the places that I *can* go within myself ... even if I don't live in that space all the time, it means a lot to be able to take with the knowledge that I *can* get there.
One of the things that I like about drugs is that they enable me to see the places that I *can* go within myself ... even if I don't live in that space all the time, it means a lot to be able to take with the knowledge that I *can* get there.
Although I took a "drug" of some sort of every day that I was out there, I only truly felt high twice. Both of those experiences were amazing and among my favorite moments of the trip. However, there were many other favorite moments that occured because of/in spite of complete sobriety.
I think that Burning Man, like life, is an experience that cannot be enjoyed from one perspective. Rather, it's true beauty is revealed by approaching it from many different angles and then taking the sum of them all. Some of the angles I approach from can only be reached with chemical assistance, while others can only be reached with the assistance of friends new and old.
Burning Man provides the invitation to open your mind. How and why you do so is the reponsibility of the participant. Just like taking a sexual perspective requires a certain amount of responsibility, so does taking a chemical perspective. Those willing and able to take those responsibilities should be allowed, no, encouraged, to do so.
IMHO, of course ...