While watching one of the millions of ad's encouraging Americans to "visit their doctor" about getting the latest and best drug available, I had an interesting thought. It appears that we are on our way to giving everyone that wants them the latest mood drug, or anything that will create an up beat and positive buzz. Many will even go so far as to say that people "deserve" them if these "wonder pills" are an ingredient in the recipe to happiness. While few can deny that many of these drugs are expensive, and often under tested, they will keep the masses happy and docile.
While it should be noted that these drugs can be liver wrecking, heart popping, and cause dizziness as they cause your stomach to spin and churn, I urge you to think of the positives. These drugs have proved capable of improving our sex lives, wiping out depression, and adding bounce to our step. Who cares if this mood alteration is a tad artificial? Who cares if it may have devastating side effects? Who cares if it will cost our bankrupt government billions of dollars? I ask, is this another way to lull us into submission, is this the modern template for happiness?
Please take a peek at my February 7th post We Are All Slaves, an interesting thought.