Saturday, 1 April 2017

Born to do Math 25 – LSD for 4 Times (Part 1)

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Born to do Math 25 - LSD for 4 Times (Part 1)
Scott Douglas Jacobsen & Rick Rosner
April 1, 2017

[Beginning of recorded material]

Rick Rosner: You’re scrambling to keep your shit together. One time, I took LSD. I took it 4 times. One time was because I was dating a girl who wanted to take it. Remember, at this point, I was 20. So I was really stupid at this point. I was into speed reading. I thought, “If I took LSD and hid in the library overnight”— I’m not saying this isn’t the stupidest thing in the world.

Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Can I add a preface for you, for anyone reading this now or into the far future?

RR: Okay.

SDJ: There’s recent research to show young women’s brains are ready to go, fully developed, at age 22 on average. For men, it takes until age 30. That can be delayed – or never even reached – with substance use or other things. In general, age 30 is when you can expect or predict fully intelligent – socially, emotionally – integrated thoughts and behaviour from men. I am taking that into account when you’re saying, “I was 20.”

RR: Plus, I’m dumber than a lot of 20-year-olds because I was nerdy. It helps if you’re a cool guy in junior high and high school. It helps your emotional development. Say you are part of a sports team, which seems to be a way people are socially acclimated, but I was too geeky for sports. I didn’t get any of that stuff. So I was probably extra immature for 20. Anyway, I thought that if I took LSD, hid in the library overnight.

Somehow, I would blow open my ability to absorb information and be able to absorb a large chunk of the information in the library. 

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Rick Rosner
American Television Writer
Rick Rosner
Scott Douglas Jacobsen
Editor-in-Chief, In-Sight Publishing
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