Tim Ferris: Are Psychedelic Drugs the Next Medical Breakthrough?
Self-made guru Tim Ferris has been teaching mainstream society a lot about the way it lives its life. Now he is turning his attention to psychedelic medicine, and the wonderous potential it could hold
Tim Ferris has a reputation for making mainstream society see things it would otherwise ignore. He is a man constantly challenging norms and making us think about the way we live our lives. It has resulted in him becoming somewhat of a guru, entrepreneur, and even philanthropist. What is important, though, is that people listen to what he has to say.
That is why it is great to see that the latest issue to be blown wide open by Ferris, is psychedelics as a medicine. In his latest podcast, Ferris talks to Martin Polanco, founder of the Crossroads Treatment Center in Rosarito, Mexico, as well as Dan Engle, a psychiatrist and neurologist that often works with ayahuasca. In an extremely interesting discussion, they explore impulse control, introspection and self-awareness through the use of psychedelics, and the many ways they can be a benefit to humans across the world.
It is an extremely interesting Podcast, and we highly encourage you to give it a listen.
WHO IS TIM FERRIS?
So who is this, a man who would try and bring the psychedelics debate to the wider audiences? Well, until around 2007, he was a workaholic entrepreneur, running a business and working 14 hour days. It was around this time that he grew frustrated with life, and decided to make a change. It led to him writing a book – The 4-Hour Workweek – which reached No.1 in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and BussinessWeek bestseller lists. It was a book outlining the unhealthy relationship many of us have with work, and how we can change it to suit us. Ever since, people have paid attention to what Ferris has had to say, and he has used this public platform for the greater good, highlighting other problems we have in life, and how we can deal with them – often using himself as the guinea pig. Such examples include dealing with gambling addiction, and leading a healthier life.
By turning his attention to psychedelics as a medicine, he will stir a lot of debate, and help open the minds of those that would otherwise be closed to the idea.