Elon Musk Defends Ketamine Use On Mental State, Citing Productivity Boost

Elon Musk Defends Ketamine Use On Mental State, Citing Productivity Boost

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Elon Musk, the entrepreneur behind companies like Tesla and SpaceX has defended his use of prescribed ketamine, asserting its positive impact on his productivity and mental state.

Musk in an interview with former CNN host Don Lemon, revealed that he turns to ketamine to combat what he described as a “negative chemical state” that occasionally afflicts him. He emphasized its utility in pulling him out of bouts of depression, particularly when they’re not triggered by external factors.

“There are times when I have… depression that is not linked to any negative news, and then ketamine helps get one outside out of a negative frame of mind,” he stated during the interview.

Addressing concerns about potential abuse, Musk clarified that he consumes only a “small amount” of ketamine once every other week or so, ensuring that it doesn’t interfere with his rigorous work schedule.

“If you’ve used too much ketamine, you can’t get work done and I have a lot of work – I am typically putting in 16-hour days. That’s normal for me,” he remarked, underscoring the importance of maintaining productivity.

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In response to queries regarding the impact of his drug use on Tesla’s investors and government contracts, Musk remained unfazed. He pointed out Tesla’s meteoric rise in value and its accomplishments in the automotive industry as evidence that his actions should not deter investors.

“Tesla is worth about as much as the rest of the car industry combined, from nothing. That’s pretty good. We had the best-selling car on Earth last year. So from investors’ standpoint, if there is something I’m taking, I should keep taking it,” Elon Musk asserted confidently.

Moreover, Musk disclosed his recent encounter with former President Donald Trump, clarifying that it was an informal meeting without any solicitation for political contributions. While he hinted at a possible endorsement in the upcoming presidential election, Musk remained undecided, expressing a leaning away from the current President, Joe Biden.

The interview, part of a content partnership between Musk’s platform and Lemon, ended on a contentious note, with Lemon criticizing Musk’s handling of hate speech on his platform. Musk, in turn, dismissed Lemon’s approach as lacking authenticity, signaling potential tensions in their professional relationship.

As Musk continues to navigate controversies and discussions surrounding his unconventional practices, his unyielding defense of ketamine usage sheds light on his perspective regarding productivity, mental health, and the demands of his extensive entrepreneurial ventures.


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