Steve Jobs’ Friend Described What It Was Like To Take LSD With Him In College

by 6 years ago

“Doing LSD was one of the two or three most important things I have done in my life.” That’s a direct quote from the late Steve Jobs. Recently, his college friend Daniel Kottke opened up to CNN about their experimentation with the drug.

According to Kottke, he and Steve became friends when they realized they shared a common affinity for the book “Be Here Now” and that served as a great catalyst to the pair experimenting with psychedelics.

So what was doing LSD with Steve Jobs like?

According to Business Insider:

“We weren’t really talking much,” Kottke reminisces. “We were more of in a meditative space.” The two would go hiking and camp out on the beach, brought together by a shared interest in consciousness and spirituality.

“We would take psychedelics and whole new vistas opened up.”

The two were also “reading books about chakras and psychic energy and the chi and the Kundalini serpent that was going to rise up our spine.” Jobs also paid for the pair to travel around India — Kottke says they were “monk-wannabes,” shaving their heads and acting like hippies.

Jobs’ experiments with LSD stopped once he launched Apple, however. “Once Apple started, Steve was really focused with all of his energy on making Apple successful… and he didn’t need psychedelics for that.”

I’m fairly certain that you will be a huge success if you follow my new “Steve Jobs’ Four-Step Guide To Running Shit”:
Step 1: Take LSD.
Step 2: Start a company you thought of while on LSD.
Step 3: Figure out how to stop taking LSD.
Step 4: $$$$

J.Camm is the Managing Partner and Editor-in-Chief of BroBible.

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