I know there are alot of threads on this topic, but it seems like everyone who write about this topic are worried about long term effects and 'flashbacks'. I have friends at my school who say they have tripped on shrooms a bunch of times, and they get 'bad trips'. Where one kid, puked during a trip and was laying in it for 4 hours. Or how people talk to bricks for 4 hours about nothing, and curl up in a ball and start rocking back and forth. I don't know what I think about this, it seems like they aren't ready to take on the actual experience. I've been contemplated doing shrooms for as long as I've been a member of this forum, and I feel very confident that i'd be able to surrender to the experience without getting anxiety. I've smoked a lot of pot, and the first couple times were alittle more than I expected where i'd be labeled on a couch for like 10 minutes during the peak. Now i can talk normally when im high and do what I always do. But there is still that nervousness about my first time. I want my first experience to be a good one. I'm normally a very energetic kid, im never in a bad mood, I honestly think i could have a great experience... My question is: Are these people who I have been talking to lying? or were they not ready to take on shrooms? And how can I avoid this kind of trip? Also, does anyone have a bad trip that they had, and why have you had the bad trip, if you know the reason you've had one?