smart drug use acceptable?
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(12-02-2020, 01:06 PM)Pandora Wrote: No, it is definitely wrong and sinful to take drugs that aren’t medically necessary.  Those drugs mentioned in the above post,  in particular, are designed to affect brain function, and are known to have detrimental physical and mental (side)effects.

For what it’s worth, I’d also advise against caffeine pills or drinking gallons of coffee.  It disrupts God’s plan for our bodies.  I definitely concede there is a difference in degree of severity, though.

Let’s look at secular reasoning.  There’s a proof, I believe it’s Goethe or Nietzsche, but I’m likely incorrect, that to determine if an action is good, we should consider what would happen if we all did it all the time.  Well, I think we can easily reason that if we all took these types of drugs all the time, society would not function for the better.

There’s also the element of dishonesty. What about the other students who are struggling through the degree and not taking these performance enhancing drugs?  If you can’t handle the course work, there’s no shame in admitting it and trying an alternate route.

for what it's worth, i'm not considering taking the drugs mentioned above.  Also, to my mind though, the question arises, "what IS a drug"?  How is caffeine for instance different from a smart drug?

On the part about goethe and nietzsche, using alcohol all the time would have detrimental affects, but i'm talking about using these drugs in moderation in a non-harmful way.

I'll admit though that POSSIBLY having an unfair advantage over other students gives me hesitance to go forward, and I'll also admit that If I DIDN"T use them, I wouldn't want others to, but again, back to my criteria, if they're harmless, they're legal, and they don't affect reasoning ability, wouldn't it then be permissible?

Thanks for the thoughtful reply.  I really appreciate it.
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Messages In This Thread
smart drug use acceptable? - by confusedwalrus23 - 12-02-2020, 11:27 AM
RE: smart drug use acceptable? - by Chadster - 12-02-2020, 11:58 AM
RE: smart drug use acceptable? - by Pandora - 12-02-2020, 12:02 PM
RE: smart drug use acceptable? - by FultonFan - 12-02-2020, 12:23 PM
RE: smart drug use acceptable? - by Pandora - 12-02-2020, 01:06 PM
RE: smart drug use acceptable? - by confusedwalrus23 - 12-02-2020, 01:13 PM
RE: smart drug use acceptable? - by Pandora - 12-02-2020, 02:00 PM
RE: smart drug use acceptable? - by CaptCrunch73 - 12-02-2020, 02:54 PM
RE: smart drug use acceptable? - by VoxClamantis - 12-03-2020, 07:07 AM
RE: smart drug use acceptable? - by Pandora - 12-03-2020, 11:18 AM
RE: smart drug use acceptable? - by jack89 - 12-03-2020, 08:01 AM
RE: smart drug use acceptable? - by VoxClamantis - 12-03-2020, 03:54 PM



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