And we saw it was good.
But, there’s a hell of a good reason for that. From having numerous conversations with my friends that I consider extremely intelligent one common theme recurs almost to a person:
We can’t turn our brains off.
Not without external self-medication. No matter how tired we get through labor, working out and downright physical exhaustion, our brains never sleep. NEVER. Especially without something that helps numb us to a certain point where we can at least physically sleep.
Why do you think marijuana has been demonized? Why do you think Prohibition was repealed? Around the time Prohibition was repealed is the exact same time marijuana was classified as a drug and severe penalties were introduced to restrict its possession and use.
Marijuana won’t kill you, alcohol CAN.
The intelligent discovered, figured practical applications and implemented practical ways to shut down their brains at least for short periods of time before the storm of synaptic correlations and the implications that entailed drove them crazy.
So now we’re a bunch of drunks. Intelligent drunks, but drunks nonetheless. I’d quit drinking in a heartbeat if the substances that are now so demonized were legalized. There’s healthier ways to slow down the intelligent individuals brain that are better than alcohol.
Oh well, I use what I can get for now.