Movies can be used as a form of fantasy defence. The observer does more than just watch the movie but feels they exist in it.
Behind the fun loving rule breakers are a group with quite conventional views who are quite conforming to their peers. More than the average adult.
It seems people like the whale sitter are the sign of a healthy society. A sign there are people in our society who will – Go where no man has gone before!
Even in death, suicide and murder there is still a childlike innocence, because they are still childlike thinkers to some degree.
This is important from a therapeutic point of view in that the therapist is meant to guide the person to firstly understand the question they are asking and secondly assisting the person to gain some kind of answer to it.
The same testing behaviour can happen in the therapeutic relationship. Any client is already in a vulnerable and emotionally open position in therapy. Or at least that is what will have to happen soon for the person to benefit from the therapy, or little will be achieved.
The goal of experimental use is to experiment and find out what this thing called cannabis feels like. Once they have used a few times they have experimented and thus the reason disappears.