Why should I waste good money on a product that only provides instant satisfaction but absolutely no gain in my immediate future when I could do something more useful like investing in stock or something?
lots of people say this, and i guess it's more or less true if that's your particular value of life experiences.
i mean, i've done some fairly neat things in my life. things that meant a lot to me, even though they might not mean anything to others. not near as much as i want to experience, but i feel i'm generally on the right track. for me, these experiences have a cumulative effect on my conscious(and probably subconscious) mind. they put thoughts in my head, and widen my perception of the world. this is of particular use to me considering i am a writer. sometimes what might be a tiny experience that meant nothing to others ended up inspiring something really great in me. this is, of course, something of a stretch. every hour of every day of my life is not interesting and meaningful. saying that i could have put that time to better tangible use is obviously true. i've written stories that i've abandoned, done things that i forgot about/didn't care about, interacted people i would discard/would discard me. but i have a tough time regretting these experiences. they're responsible for shaping the person i am today, and i value those interesting moments and experiences greatly.
i'm not even talking about drugs here. apart from inconsequentially smoking weed a few times, i haven't done drugs for two years. but i will classify drugs in the same category. they're kinda like taking a vacation, you know? with the right stuff, you are GOING SOMEWHERE and SEEING SOMETHING NEW. maybe that means nothing to you, i don't know.
so yeah, drugs have no practical use or application. you aren't going to make money off doing drugs, you aren't going to get jobs off of doing drugs. you're going to experience something interesting and different, and that's absolutely it. like i said, that depends on how much you value life experiences. if BUILDING UP YOUR LIFE is defined merely by such tangible terms as MONEY and JOB, then drugs are of no use to you. but remember that not everyone defines life the same way.
He also said that the cough syrup stuff isn't worth it because all you do is just get nausous.
seriously, only pussies say this. or people with really weak stomachs. part of the nausea will come from the taste of cough medicine, which can be masked by holding your nose as you swallow the syrup and then washing your mouth out with mouthwash afterwards. and that's only if you REALLY REALLY are repulsed by the taste of cough syrup. i find it more difficult to quickly down an entire alcoholic beverage than i do to down an entire bottle of cough syrup.
that, or the person in question does not know how to read the cough medicine box and does not realize that you SHOULD DEFINITELY NOT bother drinking a bottle of cough medicine that has guafenisin or any other active ingredients besides dxm in it. most of the active ingredients will either ruin the experience, make you sick, and could possibly kill you if taken in large quantities. i've never heard of bad things happening from people taking cough medicine with dxm as the only active ingredient(apart from people who are too immature to be taking drugs, but that's a different story)