there is a huge difference between smoking weed to expand your mind or, perhaps, making life worth living and smoking to be cool and 'rebelious' (I believe it was the band Cake who said "excess aint rebellion"). Sure, you can say that lots of people smoke weed but lots of people do it for all the wrong reasons which is why i avoid going to parties as much as possible. when you say that people go to parties in order to get laid and expand their minds, I have to diagree. Most of my school's parties end up being a bunch of obnoxious, rich popular kids yelling loudly "man, im so fucked up!" It could be that I'm just not being exposed to the right people but in my opinion the human race as a whole is as close minded (or open minded) as we'll ever be.