Podcast 145 – “Leary-Live at the Inside Edge”


Guest speaker: Dr. Timothy Leary


Timothy Leary[NOTE: All quotations are by Dr. Timothy Leary.]

“For as long as I can remember I have been influenced by a role model who has guided me through my navigation of this amazing life. I am a great follower of Socrates.”

“Corrupting the minds of the young is a difficult job, god knows it’s ill-paid, somebody has to do it.”

“I do feel this is a wonderful time for change-agents to be alive.”

“I ended up growing up thinking that everybody was like me, and that is, obviously, a mistake.”

“As soon as you belong to a system where you’re not known individually, and where you don’t know, individually, the other people, you are by definition depersonalizing yourself, a robot cog of the Big Machine.”

“This [1946] was the peak of the industrial age, and the aim of psychology was to help people be ‘adjusted’. Remember? If you were well-adjusted that was it. And the worst thing you could say was someone was maladjusted, which means they were thinking for themselves.

“I see Ram Das two or three times a year. He comes by my house and we split a bottle of wine or a six-pack and have a joint or two.”


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