Monday, December 08, 2008

lazy post...

Since I don't have time to blog or read blogs right now, I'll just throw up a couple of links for your dining pleasure:

About internet censorship.

About whether we ALL should be able to take performance-enhancing drugs, or whether they should only be for people start out outside the norm.
Interesting question, to me.
If you start out ADD or depressed or whatever, we agree you should take a drug to make you as much like everyone else as possible. But since when is the norm a good goal to shoot for? If there was a happy pill with no bad side-effects, shouldn't we *all* take it? How about a smart-making pill?
I attribute our resistance to the idea to:
a) our love of the status quo (comfort of the familiar, fear of the unknown, etc)
b) our feeling that we shouldn't mess around with norms that God established.

Further, why must we medicate people who are bi-polar or have tourettes or ADD if they don't *want* to be medicated? Obv, sometimes it's for their safety (or ours) -- but some ppl are mild enough that they don't pose a threat, and I think it's unconsciously more about "norming" people because their hyperactivity or tourettes outbursts make us nervous or uncomfortable...

What do YOU think?


At Mon Dec 15, 08:02:00 PM PST, Blogger Grandma in Gilroy said...

I think everyone is over on Facebook.


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