Wednesday, November 16, 2005

I don't feel a thing

This article from the NY Times about people in there 20s and 30s self-medicating on psychiatric medication caught my eye:

Young, Assured, and Playing Pharmacist to Friends

Okay, besides the obvious, that being that I can't believe there are people out there who so wantonly and callously abuse perscription drugs...Hello people!!! You're screwing around with your brain chemicals!!!...when did it become the goal of people to be perpetually happy and content?

So you feel a little sad and depressed or maybe you can't sleep for a few days. We're not wired to be happy all the time. Experiencing sadness, even depression, anxiety, and fear are all components of being a human. Of course, if you have a chronic debilitating level of any of these, by all means seek professional help and get the drugs you need (I say this because I don't want you to confuse my comments with Tom Cruise)...but I highly suspect that none of the people mentioned in the article really need the drugs. Come on, if you're lying to you doctor and exaggerating your symptoms in order to get a perscription you probably don't need the drugs.

Feeling a range of emotions is a good things...sloshing through a day and throwing yourself the occassional pity party is a'ok. Gosh, I'd be pretty damn afraid of anyone who didn't.

Non-sequitor: Sorry for the low volume of blogs in the last month. I'm kinda distracted right's all good...just a little distracted. 30 is turning out to be pretty damn exciting.

1 comment:

ned said...

Unrelated to your post, but are you back from Chicago?