Hey guys im wondering if anyone gets tripped out by usual day stuff. Like for instance I was at a party totally amazed on how we as humans interact and use a poisen to get us out of our comfort zone. I brought it up when I was talking to like 5 or 6 people and everyone looked at me like I was a crazy bastard and laughed and continued on with conversation. Anyone else here totally in awe and tripped out by the normal day stuff?
story of my life. i generally will keep it to myself unless i am surrounded by people who I know will appreciate my thoughts about how weird our “normal” every day lives are. most peoples minds aren’t expanded enough to be able to think about things out of the box, but when you find those people that you can connect those thoughts with, it rocks.
Yesterday I was blown away thinking about how visual imagination works, and how our brain can create detailed, colorful, intricate images and scenes. Even understanding the physiology of it, it still blows my mind.
@bobbylloydxd, ya mon… i are totally with you…
i love when i am able to connect with that side of myself which is able to see the total absurdity of your present way of life… the way we interact with each other, or how we construct our world… we are in anyway funny and laughable beings… though loving and endearing at the same time… i guess it goes hand in hand in some way…
yo rock on brothers and sistArs.. you’ve got it strong..!!.
@bobbylloydxd, Lucky I have friends and family who I’m close to who are on the same page :) i guess you can call that apart of beginners mind. Being still amazed by the normalites around us which actually aren’t normal they are very profound.
I like the mating ritual of the club. Going clubbing (if you’re trying to get laid) and dancing while looking and smelling your best in order to attract a one night stand (mate) is reminiscent of, say, tropical birds flittering about with their colorful wing patterns (or, glow sticks, or, expensive drinks).
That’s because you don’t feel comfortable with being a crazy bastard. If you did feel comfortable that you are a crazy bastard you would already know that humans do this stuff because they’re actually not that great and you were philosophizing at a party.
haha all the time sometimes I keep them to myself other times I can’t. I’ve also gone off on a thought tangent before from watching a show and picking up on something and just pondering about the idea…then next thing I know I’m not even paying attention to the show anymore.
Yeah man. I think i’ve been tripped out to the max. At some points being around people is so foreign to me, cause its like everything we do trips me out. Our whole life is pretty much structured in a certain way that allows you to be step back every once in a while and be like “wait, why the fuck do we do this?!”
@splashartist, I remember one day I had come home from work and let the dogs outside. I let them back in and went to the sink to fill up their water bowl. I looked out the window in front of me and kind of “zoomed out” for a bit I guess you could say. I saw myself inside a building. Taking care of animals, (which is weird since I’m an animal myself) and I was getting water out of this faucet that goes down underneath the house and it was just weird. And I’m just a small person doing a daily activity just like all the other small people who are living on this little ball that’s floating around in space :D I do that a lot actually. It’s usually the simplest things that make me think that way. I dunno. It’s all fucking weird. So yeah I trip myself out daily :D
@splashartist, Also, I’ve brought things like this up to people a few times. It’s rare to find someone who goes along and has a conversation about it with you, rather than just saying “ooook weirdo.” But who cares. There’s a lot of people too who just don’t speak their mind but they could be agreeing with you in their head. Think about that! I talked to my friends dad at the lake about how weird it was that we were swimming in a body of water. It led to a really in-depth discussion about the end of the world. It was a nice conversation :) just fucking be yourself!
@meghan, Oh totally, I’m super comfortable with it or else I wouldn’t bring it up around people I’m not familair with. I like seeing people’s reaction. It just trips me out that a majority of people look at the life we live as being normal and concrete. They are all being lead by the system.
I really enjoyed reading these comments, its always great to hear of other people who see things at a very grounded level, who actually question what is really going on, not just conforming and saying “okay, thats how it is”. A couple different thoughts come to mind here. I get a fairy common response when I share my thoughts with people, (besides the often perplexed look on there face) that being: “whoa, thats deep.” To me these statements just come naturally and seem like what truly matters in this thing called life. Which leads me to having the thought quite often of, am I a “deep thinker” or is the whole world becoming gradually more shallow? The other thought coming to mind is one that meshes well with the idea of being your unique self, not caring who’s watching just doing what you feel is right, which in this culture usually stands out, making the person feel somewhat outcasted at times. But in that case ask yourself this question; who makes the bigger impact for the better, makes the next discovery for the greater good, or overall makes an impact among peoples minds? The person who follows the crowd, or the person who does what they feel is right even if it doesn’t conform to the majority? In my opinion, to live vicariously is to not live at all.
I trip out over the fact that water can kill us, but we need it to live, and the oxygen we breathe can kill us as well.
Of course, we take each in moderation to thrive, but a little too much or a little too less is a death sentence.
One thing that i find hilarious time and again, is the fact, that we, as a species, love boxes. We live in them, get out into nature, step into smaller, more shapely boxes for transportation, to go to more boxes which contain boxes in which we work by staring at a box that’s connected to a box that sends it the signals it needs to display things, which is, in turn connected to a bunch of other boxes….
Boxes. Humans love boxes. We even think in boxes.
But the greatest trip of all, I’d have to say, is, for me, the fact, that we were baked in the cores of suns. Beat that!
The most tripped I have been was one night me and a few buds were on dxm and sitting at a computer. All at once, without any notion we all stood up and in my eyes it was as if all the conserved energy in our bodies exploded out into full kinetic motion. I explained this to my friends but they blamed it on the drug. It was life changing.
I just wanted to say that this entire conversation sounds VERY anthropological. In a lot of ways, the entire discipline of social-cultural anthropology is devoted to this type of thinking AS A STARTING POINT. (Note–this has not always been the case. The discipline has an ugly history.)
For any younger HEthens who think along these lines, and who are considering educational paths/careers, etc., I strongly recommend pursuing social and/or cultural anthropology. You will feel at home in the sense that the discipline is devoted to exactly these lines of investigation and inquiry. Nothing is off the table; everything is questioned and picked apart. Most importantly, this way of thinking is being put to use in all sorts of ways through applied anthropology (eg. applied medical anthropology and environmental anthropology). From a practical perspective, applied anthropology offers opportunities for those of us who think this way to earn a living putting these ways of thinking into action.
The world needs you to put your “outside-of-the box” thinking to use, so I hope this is encouraging at the very least.
And just for fun, check out Harold Miner’s 1956 classic on the topic of “tripping out over [everyday life] things”–from an anthro perspective. It’s called “Body Ritual Among the Nacirema”: https://www.msu.edu/~jdowell/miner.html?pagewanted=al
Hey man, to start things off, I just want to say it’s good to hear that you didn’t let their laughter get you down.
I wouldn’t exactly say that’s “party conversation” but more of a stoner-circle topic. People at parties basically want to talk about stuff that you’d want to drink to: things to celebrate, crazy stories, stuff that makes you feel good and happy to be alive. Alcohol allows you to let go of your hangups and just be real with yourself for a few hours. The normal social rules are put on hold for a while. I know you didn’t ask for my advice but I’d figure I’d share, since I’ve wondered similar things before. Plus, I’m on my second tall coffee.
Normal stuff that trips me up?
How about how some people feel it’s necessary to wreck others to bolster themselves?
And how people are generally rewarded for that kind of behavior?
Why everything that people want is way off in the distance, when what they need is right in front of them?
Why are we even here at all? Are we a cosmic comedy? A drama in deep space? Are we a masterpiece or a byproduct of statistics?
What is the meaning of it all?
Why are we so good at hiding our fear?
Why can’t I quit cigarettes, even after they killed my aunt?
Why are humans so profoundly symbolic?
Why is science so confident in its explanations, when it doesn’t give true answers?
And lastly, who the hell is going to answer my questions?!
Oh hey more coffee…