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Why Tech Employees Have Turned to LSD

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I can say that I’ve never tried LSD, and I never will. My mother put the fear of God in me about LSD when I was a pre-teen and that fear has lived inside of me ever since.

I was 12-years-old in 1992 and that’s when the LSD of my mom’s youth started to make a comeback and one day after hearing my friends talk about it, my innocent self-asked my mom what it was. She explained that it was a drug that had been popular when she was a teen and proceeded to tell me incredibly graphic stories of things people had done while under the influence of LSD, including the story of a man who chewed his friend’s face off. Literally chewed it off. Ironically, the same terrifying thing happened a couple years ago and made national news.

Knowing all of the stories I do of the dangers of LSD and the terrifying things people have done while on it, this definitely doesn’t put me at ease.

Some people who work in really high-stress jobs, such as the technology industry are taking LSD to help them be more productive at work. Did you know that doing acid helped with productivity? Me either.

Those who’ve taken a ‘micro-dose’ of LSD claim that they’ve experienced a better connection between thoughts and words and that it allows them to get more done in a shorter amount of time.

Listen, I’m all for workplaces being more productive, but I feel like there will always be that one person who can’t control their desire for more than a ‘micro-dose’ and the next thing we know, we’ll be reading about an employee who ate their co-worker’s face.  That might be a little extreme, but you know what I mean. Taking any kind of drug without consulting a certified health professional first might be a bad idea.

[via Fox News/Baltimore Sun/Time]

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