Microdosing in Silicon Valley

Microdosing psychedelics is a growing trend among among productivity hackers and workers in silicon valley. Not so long ago, this was frowned upon and even considered a gateway drug. But more and more people are using it and finding it helps them to work better. There is some evidence suggesting that psychedelics may help reduce stress levels, protect the brain from oxidative stress, decrease the damage of aging, help with cognitive ability, improve reasoning and creativity, enhance spatial memory, relieve a person’s neuropathic pain, and more.

You have likely witnessed the meteoric rise of interest in the consumption of low-doses of psychedelics for creativity and personal wellness. In the 1970s, only a few dozen people per year were taking LSD, and the drug was often abused. The floodgates of interest were opened in the 1980s, as cults and so-called “psychedelic tourism” flourished in San Francisco, New York, and the coasts. More than 15,000 people visited New York in 1990 to take part in a free 10-day acid festival.

“The billionaires I know, almost without exception, use hallucinogens on a regular basis.” – The following examples are not all-inclusive; others I have yet to observe myself, but included them to indicate that not all psychedelic experiences can be shared or taken advantage of, even if they seem pleasant. Only experience will determine whether or not an experience is a positive one or a negative one. Any drug experience is also an opportunity to learn and improve yourself.

Having fun in the psychedelic journey is not necessarily a bad thing.  Lots of people find psychedelics enjoyable – even peaceful, or restorative.  It’s sometimes not possible to have an exact moment in time and experience a particular moment as if you’re at home.  You might be going through a lot of nightwork, or so stoned you can’t even remember the time you went home.  There are no such rules for space travel.  We can always catch a glimpse of the stars or feel an overwhelming feeling of calm.  Our perception of time and place can be bent in a way that is impossible to predict.  

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