I ran the typical boomer arc of doing psychedelics in my youth with positive results. But I saw friends who had been abused as children have very rough experiences. In hindsight, this pattern is clearly defined. When I look back, many of those high school friends did not make it through life. The risks of self-medicating with psychedelics for those with unresolved issues is great. However, personally I am about to try again after over forty years, in part because of your theory that they may actually be more effective for older people because they help us break patterns…

Former software marketer. Former musician. Writer, nine non-fiction books, two novels, Buddhist, train lover. Amateur cook, lover of life most of the time!


Michael Pollan

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