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  •  I have known so many (4+ / 0-)

    in my business (music) who did exactly that.

    If you ever see the movie "Bird" (yeah, it's an Eastwood film, but he is capable of dong good art sometimes) you will see exactly that.  Charlie Parker 'self-medicated' because life was too much for him.

    I worked with guys who had worked with bird, and they all pretty much tell it the same way.  Miles Davis, too.

    I am not religious, and did NOT say I enjoyed sects.

    by trumpeter on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 04:26:05 PM PST

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    •  Yes, as lot of creative people (1+ / 0-)
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      Are very sensitive, and respond to everything in their environment.

      Combine that with the fact that few understand them, so they often come up against people that judge them harshly, and you end up with a desire to self-medicate.

      Women create the entire labor force. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sympathy is the strongest instinct in human nature. - Charles Darwin

      by splashy on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 10:14:33 PM PST

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