I’m in my 30s and have been intoxicated to the point of realizing that my creativity has no roadblocks. Intoxication is one of those things that affects people differently based on their brain and chemical structure. Some people get angry when they’re drunk, some people are hilarious, while others are more relaxed and end up with a state of mind that is more creative, freed of whatever common sense roadblocks are in the way,
When I’m intoxicated, I am relaxed and the creative parts of my brain explode. I may not make complete sense but more often than not, I do. I find it odd that intoxication has the effect that it does on me. It lowers barriers, creates opportunities to be creative, and overall, just be more of a thinker without boundaries.
If you’re not familiar with the popular XKCD comic that highlights the Ballmer peak, I highly encourage you to check it out. This particular comic helped me understand how certain levels of intoxication can generate high levels of creativity and productivity. At the very least, it opened my eyes to why I feel the way I do when intoxicated.
It’s not a way of life I recommend, but it’s important to recognize how alcohol effects you both psychologically and chemically. I’m thankful that I’m not the type of person who goes into a rage when drunk. Instead, I’m relaxed, laid back, and can’t wait to go to sleep. That reminds me, where’s that soft cushion I can pass out on?