Our society values ‘alert problem-solving’ consciousness, And it de-values all other states of consciousness. Any kind of consciousness that is not related to the production or consumption of material goods is stigmatized in our society today.
Of course, we accept drunkenness. We allow people some brief respite from the material grind.
A society that subscribes to that model is a society that is going to condemn states of consciousness that have nothing to do with the alert problem-solving mentality."