Lipton’s Journal/February 7, 1955/551
So, to begin with, stimulants and depressants affect people according to their capacities to give and to take which is why people react so differently to them. But more than that is something else which is rarely considered. A stimulant so-called is not simply a stimulant, a one, a giver, it is a two—it stimulates certain parts of one and depresses others. Depressants by depressing certain parts of the personality stimulate others. Passing across the infinite five-take spectrum, the nature of give and take is altered.