The Hedonistic Imperative
Two hundred years ago, before the development of potent synthetic pain-killers or surgical anaesthetics, the notion that "physical" pain could be banished from most people's lives would have seemed no less bizarre. Most of us in the developed world now take its daily absence for granted. The prospect that what we describe as "mental" pain, too, could one day be superseded is equally counter-intuitive.
Um yea, wow.. imagine a world where all humans found their eternal happiness through drugs. If you are sad, that's not normal, you have to take MDMA. If you are ecstatic & so happy chatty, it's not normal, you have to take that drug. If you're not sexually active, dang it that's bizarre, take this drug.
Afterall we eliminate physical pains through drugs too.. so why not the same thing applied for mental pains too?
More & more companies are producing drugs to "correct" behaviors such as "Bipolar disorder", "Obsessive Compulsive"
etc. Like OMG! If you have symptoms of such and such mental disease, your friends & family should take you to the Mental doctor because they care for you. They want you to get well soon. They want you to be HAPPY.. well.. like NORMAL people are happy.
Is society these days are more & more demanding of people's behavior? Does everyone now live in fear if they are considered not normal or not cool? Thus they are trying sooo hard to "FIT IN"? Is pop culture & fashions feed on these particular fears? Sooo Disturbing! Soo many new questions!!
1) Define happiness & normalcy
2) Dont judge people easily, dont raise eyebrows to people easily, dont EVER think that a person is WEIRD in an instant NOR EXCLUDE them based on your narrow understanding of what is normal
Are you a believer? Do you believe in God's justice? If so please agree with Him on how He does things.
a0z0ra @ 3:11 PM  |