Originally Posted by Windsor
Though people can feel in the zone when intoxicated, people don't need alcohol to get in the zone. To me the zone is just a state of having no personal thinking i.e. being present fully in the now, and there's nothing we need to do to 'get there'.
I still have to differ with your opinion feeling that unless your a guru it may be very hard to reach that euphoric state without a little help. I also seem to be amazed that the older I get, the less high I seem to get, and the more control I always seem to have over my thought patterns. I will never forget not being able to walk after a 6-pack at 16 years old!
There is maybe about 50% to 80% of all rock that I don't think would exist if the performers could make the music "straight". There is just something about the mental state which connects man to the other levels of creativity. It is not without a price to be paid.
If you look at many tribal rituals through out history you will find that some type of substance was used to "get there". It is in many ways parallel to kids today going to concerts and taking risks as a sort of right of passage, giving them a new level of priceless education to pass on threw life with. What does not kill you makes you stronger. The only sad part of this is the many who, just by the duality of nature, fall into fatal car wrecks and commit crimes against humanity threw the use of such substances. These substances take wisdom and tend to be a double edge sword which can be too powerful in the wrong hands.
All around us we see adults who are living with the decisions they made as teens, some for the good and some for the bad. I would think that most kids make it threw and learn to control themselves. There is the reality too as to what truly would have happened to those who should have been more careful, this is the price mankind pays and explorers have always failed in an attempt to reach new worlds. It is in discovery that some folks reach greatness!
Edited by Redcarmoose - 7/7/12 at 9:53pm