Think it helps a lot when taking LSD that you have peers who share your trips. I must have tripped alone, but can't recall. Then it helps if you and your peers are trippin and you have a whole counter-culture taking LSD also. Thinking that that kind of support makes for better tripping.
I think we are better people for all the tripping. Our minds were opened, and it became obvious that a new and different world exists, sooo much better than the one handed to us by society, the government, and the rich, independent religious institutions, and the status quo. But as we learned, getting to the greener grass in real life meant wading through the mud. Basically we said "NO". Crewcuts replaced with long hair, and for the first time in history, a youth that questioned, challenged, and united against, an unjust war and military draft.
I think we pursued "love" in all its different forms, new and exciting forms, a lot more than we had done before the peace oriented personality changes from trippin. That in itself, can only make a better world, and make something like a counter-culture happen, and stay around for a while. So we got the edge off traditional love, and opened up more fulfilling avenues. We broke the sexual fear mold. We forgot about brawling. We not only talked the talk on peace, we walked the walk. We all got to live in a much better world for a little while by collectively mass breaking of a lot of laws, without hurting or imposing on anyone else's freedom or well-being.
Where have all the young men gone? Long time passing
Where have all the young men gone? Long time ago
Where have all the young men gone? Gone for soldiers every one
When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn?