I think that's the debate with all medications. No medication is good for you, but as long as the positive effects of a drug outweigh the negative effects then I would say it's justified (e.g. antipsychotic meds can have some pretty horrific side effects, but can enable a person with schizophrenia to have some control over their life and their illness).Or if you believe that chemicals are hard on your body and that it's wrong to harm your body unnecessarily. But then you also have to believe that it isn't necessary. Sort of what I believe, but I don't think it's wrong for anyone else unless they feel the same way, and I'm also currently being immoral by still being addicted to klonopin lol.
There's certainly something to be said for struggle and how it makes us who we are and (sometimes) makes us better people. But there's also value in eliminating needless suffering. You could think of medication like a tool. Sure, I could pound nails in using my forehead. Or I could use a hammer.i suppose i should explain myself a little more fully, but I think the less I say the better. This way it is left within all of you to find your own answer without influence
..now to go back on what I just said:
Why would it be morally wrong...
I grew up in an environment in which struggle is a path of wholesome character. Simply put, if it were easy- there is no gain. Take the challenge out of life and your are already dead- there is no lesson being gained nor genuine experience. Life is seen as a challenge, a constant trial with the wanted outcome to achieve power. Power being- the ability to control your own person, wants, needs, desires. I know this goes far beyond such a simple question, but for those of you curious about my background, there you have it.
I believe taking medication to deal with pain, fever, allergies, and severe mental disorders (schizophrenia, dementia, etc..)to be acceptable. But when it comes to taking medications to alter emotions (because we are talking about emotion here) - for me it's like denying who you are entirely. Yes it is uncomfortable to be afflicted with such instability in life, but it is a struggle gifted particularly to each one of you- and i don't think its an unconquerable one at that.
So i suppose you could say my real question is- Does anyone see a value in struggle besides myself?
Really everything is a struggle. Taking meds. Not taking meds. Getting up in the morning. I don't do drugs or drink alcohol or smoke. I guess I don't value the struggle in itself, because then I should smoke so I can struggle to quit or struggle with lung cancer. Struggling can be a kind of medicene, it can make you stronger, but it can also make you depressed or dead.So i suppose you could say my real question is- Does anyone see a value in struggle besides myself?
which is true, if you do not see a value in overcoming this specific adversity.There's certainly something to be said for struggle and how it makes us who we are and (sometimes) makes us better people. But there's also value in eliminating needless suffering. You could think of medication like a tool. Sure, I could pound nails in using my forehead. Or I could use a hammer.