I am beginning to realize the validity of this ever-so-elegant mantra of Timothy Leary's in my own life. I didn't take mind-altering drugs until about a year and half ago and in that time I have experienced tremendous growth as a person. Yes, I have had a great time but I have also learned truck loads in the process. Unfortunately, this new found clarity, I have found, does make you resent the status quo, the straight community who would prefer not to question themselves or the world around them so as not to muddy the waters. So then we the "enlightened" (for lack of a better term) become disillusioned with mainstream society and begin to reject all of its manifestations. I, in fact, did drop out of college. Yet it is extremely difficult to function outside of the comfortable realms of society. I do intend to join a commune in the next several months but do not think that will be the path a choose for more than five years. So the question is, what are ways to successfully operate within societal constructs without subscribing the dominant ideaology?