How many of us have seen this quote or watched the movie where it came from?
(^I know, this is meth. Not "soft" drugs.)
Something that I find more relevant in the quote, more relevant than the silopsist idea that it represents, is the question of drug use and mind altering substances.
Let's put the offer of the drug into the concepts of the real world, the world that is all around us, outside of the movie. This world where you are sitting, reading my words. The world you have grown to understand and feel. Even if your conceptions of this world are that it is a horrible place, or a wonderful one, it is still the same world shared by you, a spouse, a domesticated house pet.
Many of us like to think that if offered the option of being shown the “real” world, the one that apparently exists contrary to this one, the one we cannot perceive, or that is explained as a contrast of “this is a dream world and you need to wake up”, how many of us would actually take the pill?
We would like to think we would take the pill that opens our eyes.
Too often, we take the pill that closes our eyes. The trick?
Both pills are deceptive. In the real world, the world that you can see, and touch, and smell, the one that developed electro/chemical systems in response to a physical world that required perception is reality. We can argue that the sky is red in one persons brain and blue in another. It does not change the existence of the sky. Human perception does not control reality. If a tree falls in a forest and no one hears it fall, it still falls. To think otherwise is more self delusional than than the idea that a pill can wake you up.
When we take the blue pill we are saying that we do want the story to end and wake up in our beds. We want to dull our senses to the real world around us. When we take the red pill, we are saying we want a distraction from the real world around us. Both systems want to take us away, to remove our senses from their intended purposes.
Wanting to escape the trap is part of the trap.
I've said before; in the culture shift we went from a society afraid that it's government was drugging it to make us complacent, and now we want the government to legalize drugs that make us complacent. Dead horse beaten.
I don't see the point in taking a substance that makes me stare at my hand for five minutes in amazement and think stupid ideas are brilliant. I have that issue already, ask my wife.
I admit, I would like to try DMT... The difference with that is the understanding that DMT is the same chemical released in the brain naturally when we die. I want to know what death feels like without dieing. Not so I “know” what will happen after I die, or “wake up”, but out of shear curiosity. My perspective is slightly skewed when it comes to the concepts of death; I would prefer not to believe in heaven (though I do believe it exists), because I would rather have a triumphant ending with meaning than a meandering infinity. Who knows, I may change my mind when I get there.
If brain farts had an odour, it would stink in here.
My point is life is amazing and raging all around us. Why dull the senses to the full experience?
(No. Drugs do not amplify the full experience. They distract from it the same way a Michael Bay movie avoids plot, story, and character arcs with explosions).