Some of the comments in this thread have been kind of offending me. But that offense has made me think.
A bunch of comments above from people who've done LSD talk about the mind-blowing experiences they've had on it, and put down people who don't want to try it, or who poo-poo it, as some kind of beings of lesser consciousness. As someone with no interest in doing LSD, those comments kind of offend me, largely because the mind-blowing kind of stuff they describe sounds like the kind of state I used to operate in almost all the time, full of off-the-wall crazy insights, constantly finding interconnections between seemingly disparate things, and new angles on everything, way back before life beat the fuck out of me and I had to adopt a much more pragmatic and guarded mindset most of the time. But I still get get into those states now and then, and yeah it's this exhilarating thrill that feels like OMFG I suddenly understand the meaning of life the universe and everything. A lot of what I come up with in those states of mind can, later, in a more sober state of mind, be turned into something more productive, and the insights I find and refine that way continue to positively shape my worldview for the rest of my life. A lot of the other stuff is utter crap, and sometimes it may take me years of sober reflection to realize how crap it was, while other times it's obvious the next morning.
All that makes it seem to me like these people, the ones bragging about how LSD opened their mind and how people won't try it are squares or whatever, seem like they are the lesser-minded beings who need drugs to achieve what seems to me like a natural healthy state of being I've never needed drugs to achieve, and have only found difficulty achieving after years and years of trauma. (Trauma which, as a relevant aside, feels like it is gradually making me more and more like "normal people", which has made me long suspect that maybe what we think of as "normalcy" is the effect of pervasive early trauma in most people's childhoods that I was somehow able to avoid or resist for longer).
But then all that makes me think. Switch out the LSD discussion for one about an anti-anxiety medicine, and instead of talking about having these big open-mind higher-consciousness experiences, let's talk about comfortably socializing with large groups. Now imagine naturally sociable people putting down anti-anxiety meds. And people with social anxiety disorder speaking of how the anti-anxiety meds have transformed their lives, how they could just be social and it wasn't scary or challenging and they just got it. And then the naturally social people looking down on them in turn for needing drugs to achieve what seems to them like a natural healthy state of being they've never needed drugs to achieve.
Those people kinda seem like dicks. Some people just aren't naturally able to do those things, and the drugs transform their lives by allowing them to. But at the same time, other people are naturally able to do those things, and the drugs don't unlock any thing special that they're missing out on without them. And the drug-users suggesting they are missing out on that are also kinda dicks. So maybe let's not be dicks to each other and just accept that different people have different brains, that for some people certain drugs will have dramatic transformative effects on their lives, and yet other people have no need for those drugs to achieve the same things.