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#520: Michael Pollan — This Is Your Mind on Plants

The Tim Ferriss Show

30 Jun 2021

2hr 2mins

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#520: Michael Pollan — This Is Your Mind on Plants

30 Jun 2021

2hr 2mins

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Quote

"The opposite of addiction isn't sobriety, it's human connection"

Ideas

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You can never understand your relationship to a drug until you get off it.
You need to be able to stand back fully to look at it. If you're dependent on it, you can never see the full picture clearly.

This includes drugs such as coffee, alcohol, psychedelics and more.

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You can never understand your relationship to a drug until you get off it.
You need to be able to stand back fully to look at it. If you're dependent on it, you can never see the full picture clearly.

This includes drugs such as coffee, alcohol, psychedelics and more.

2

The drug wars were never about public health or people's suffering, it was always about politics.
The drugs that were criminalised were the ones used by troublesome populations that made the establishment uncomfortable.

There is no reason for many of the drugs to be illegal, nor to be ified to the extent that they are, especially considering the significantly more harmful drugs that are legal such as cigarettes and alcohol.

2

The drug wars were never about public health or people's suffering, it was always about politics.
The drugs that were criminalised were the ones used by troublesome populations that made the establishment uncomfortable.

There is no reason for many of the drugs to be illegal, nor to be ified to the extent that they are, especially considering the significantly more harmful drugs that are legal such as cigarettes and alcohol.

3

A drug itself is neither good or bad, they can be both a blessing and a curse, depending on how you use it.
Right now, much of our perception of drugs comes from its legality.

Once the war on drugs is over and we've moved on from these being illegal, our perception of drugs will come much more from our culture.

It'll be about us figuring out what drug peace looks like, about how we form healthy relationships with these drugs, in the same way we do with drugs like alcohol and coffee.

3

A drug itself is neither good or bad, they can be both a blessing and a curse, depending on how you use it.
Right now, much of our perception of drugs comes from its legality.

Once the war on drugs is over and we've moved on from these being illegal, our perception of drugs will come much more from our culture.

It'll be about us figuring out what drug peace looks like, about how we form healthy relationships with these drugs, in the same way we do with drugs like alcohol and coffee.

Questions

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Can you think of something that can be both a blessing and curse depending on your relationship to it?

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Can you think of something that can be both a blessing and curse depending on your relationship to it?

What else is in the episode

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Michael's love for gardening and where his engagement with nature began

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Michael's love for gardening and where his engagement with nature began

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Why journalism is so important inside of the psychedelic space right now

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Why journalism is so important inside of the psychedelic space right now

3

What do words like "sobriety" and "consciousness" really mean when 90% of the population is under the constant influence of caffeine?

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What do words like "sobriety" and "consciousness" really mean when 90% of the population is under the constant influence of caffeine?

Who is Michael Pollan?

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Currently the Knight Professor of Science and Environmental Journalism at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. He writes books and articles about the places where the human and natural worlds intersect: on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and in our minds. His latest book is How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence.

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Currently the Knight Professor of Science and Environmental Journalism at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. He writes books and articles about the places where the human and natural worlds intersect: on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and in our minds. His latest book is How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence.

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