On Inspiration | 8-12-15

I’m wary of the idea of drugs as a source of inspiration. I don’t think finding inspiration with help drugs is a bad thing or impossible, I just don’t think it’s the source of that inspiration.

It’s like me walking to St. Louis right now. I wouldn’t go there, especially by foot, unless some circumstance made it something I was obliged to do. Hell, it wouldn’t even occur to me to walk to St. Louis at this time, but if circumstances were drastic, I would start huffing it to Missouri.

Similarly, I don’t think drugs give people inspiration as much as they bring them to that inspiration. Psychoactives make people think about things and in ways that they regularly would not, and by doing so, they bring them into mental realms that they would not be in without them.

Drugs don’t inspire. Drugs bring inspiration. There’s a difference.