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Would Einstein have smoked weed?

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"There's little indication as to whether he would have tried it or not"

Would he have tried it at least once? If anything, he was a frequent smoker of pipes but once made a bet and stopped smoking for a couple months or so.

I think maybe he would have tried it once, found it interesting. But he probably wouldn't have made a habit out of it and would not have been an advocate of it due to any side effects or inhibitory actions
 

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Why is the question framed as "would" instead of "did"? Surely weed has been around long before Einstein.
 

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Oh, thanks for catching that. Well we all know weed has been around for a while and that Einstein isn't particularly well known for having smoked it. I'm not sure how abundant is was in the places he was at. Say, nowadays that it's less stigmatized and more readily available, would he have gotten involved? It's a different type of question, sort of focusing more on his probable type. But either way, really
 

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Yeah bro

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that means intps are susceptible to smoking weeds
 

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Not saying I'm intp, but when growing up I was drug & alcohol free. And I thought smoking was dumb and useless but perhaps it was inevitable? Considering other potential causal factors. Harold & Kumar was one of my favorite comedies when I still hadn't even smoked. So I can see a fair amount of intps not being into marijuanas. However, if they were to be exposed is somewhat of another story.
 

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Both my parents were drug dealers. I still don't smoke (perhaps one a year when I've been drinking heavily).

There are however, many INTP's that do smoke. See?

Trying to make any sort of argument about correlations from a sample of one exceptional character does not an accurate view of reality make.
 

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how else would you explain the marriage of space and time?
 

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"There's little indication as to whether he would have tried it or not"

Would he have tried it at least once? If anything, he was a frequent smoker of pipes but once made a bet and stopped smoking for a couple months or so.

I think maybe he would have tried it once, found it interesting. But he probably wouldn't have made a habit out of it and would not have been an advocate of it due to any side effects or inhibitory actions
Yeah bro

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that means intps are susceptible to smoking weeds
Stop posting fluff.





haha.
I think a more precise verbalization of your question is "What is the most [insert adjective(s) of what Einstein represents to you] opinion on w33d?
 

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I personally say, if you are ever given the option, why not try it once? It's (mostly) harmless to smoke every now and then, and you may end up actually liking it. Drugs in general certainly have the ability to expand consciousness and perception if utilised properly.

EDIT: Is there even consensus that Einstein is INTP? The popular conceptions paint him as more of an ENTP to me, though I must admit I have not actively looked into the topic.
 

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I've taken just about everything under the sun. Anything that alters my conciousness is usually entertaining, and enough to relieve my boredom for a short time.

INTPs are logical, and evidence indicates that most drugs leave no permanent brain damage. Thus, what would be the harm in trying them? I guess it depends on how risk-averse you are.
 

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most bitches are pussies.
 
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He might have. Maybe he would try it, look at it as a new experience and possible way to alter his perception. Maybe he would have taken offense that he needs any sort of drug to allow him to think differently. Who knows?

INTPs I think, are probably susceptible to trying drugs, as has been said. I imagine our mindset on it would be: why not? If we like it, we like it. If we don't, we don't. End of story.

I'm sort of agnostic about marijuana, myself. It just makes me very quiet, and I retreat into my head. Sometimes that's enjoyable, the chance to just sit around and think. Sometimes it just gives me bad anxiety and makes me uncomfortable with the world.

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My mind is seriously too crazy allready to take that bullshit... I'm happy with my own mind allready.(less with age, but still don't need that shit..).
I don't think he would have smoked; the sole act on depending on some sort of mind-altering drugs is an act of weakness to me; same with alcool(basically that's the same as weed, except it's more socially accepted) or tobacco. Seek independence in all the ways possible.
 

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INTPs are logical, and evidence indicates that most drugs leave no permanent brain damage. Thus, what would be the harm in trying them? I guess it depends on how risk-averse you are.
I'll add though that early weed smoking is somehow associated with Schizophrenia( especially in predisposed people= NPs) ... just saying.
 

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WALKYRIA: What do you think about waiting until 25.
 

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I'll add though that early weed smoking is somehow associated with Schizophrenia( especially in predisposed people= NPs) ... just saying.
Weed is a pretty harmless drug though. It usually only causes such problems when it's used in excess, but that could be said about anything. Though maybe schizophrenia is a little more serious than getting a stomach ache and diarrhea.
 

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^^ Well he smoked tobacco.

And, reportedly, only like 2 out of 1000 at risk individuals would get schizophrenic after abuse. There's some link between dormant schizos being more likely to get involved with weeds. And even then it's largely dopaminergic, supposedly actual schizos have excess dopamine & marijuana active ingredients can act as dopamine agonists.. Some people would describe the more harmful effects as a particular marijuana psychosis, which some folk would be prone to

But I'm sure weed does a lot of situational things. My biggest one was not being able to remember dreams as well as one would hope, or at all, but it seems with tolerance build up this issue can at least be somewhat remedied, as the presence of no metabolites would obviously be more ideal. Also would probably depend on the time of the day one got stoned. And some people claim smoking makes their dreams more intense while others say they smoke to not have nightmares anymore.

Recreational smoking MIGHT be more on the pointless side, although there are apparently quite a few people who actually do need and use it as medicine, for pain relief; etc

Does anyone know anything about possible relations between schizophrenia and N?
 

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Shizophrenia is likely a bunch of different diseases with different causes bundled up because they share symptoms. I suppose if intuition correlates with neuroticism then there should be some sort of correlation between intuition and Schizophrenia as well, I dunno.
 

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Shizophrenia is likely a bunch of different diseases with different causes bundled up because they share symptoms. I suppose if intuition correlates with neuroticism then there should be some sort of correlation between intuition and Schizophrenia as well, I dunno.
Schizophrenia had still been being studied and as far as they concluded there were a few different kinds with causes ranging from genetic to environmental. Whether it takes an event to release while it lay dormant or just gradually develops with age in certain persons is what psychologists and sociologists are trying to figure out. INFJ are known for being social or "classy", but they can also come off as mental, I suppose. It's said that drug use of amphetamines or cocaine can cause psychotic symptoms or induce long term psychosis in those who may be predisposed towards it.
 

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Would Einstein have eaten pizza? He would be dum not to.
 

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Would Einstein have eaten pizza? He would be dum not to.
Well it's certainly been around since his time. He could have tried it a few times although there's no information it was his favorite, or anything.
 
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