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Re: aCk-chung...

Posted by Adam on December 6, 1999, at 12:35:58

In reply to Re: aCk-chung..., posted by dj on December 6, 1999, at 11:23:24

>idealism does have it's place, though it can too go to unreasonable extremes as we recently saw in Seattle. However, that is often how change drama...

If you are referring to the protests and rioting surrounding the WTO conference, I would say this is at best an example of idealism gone completely
amuck, and at worse an excuse for a variety of troublemakers to bang some heads while assuming the guise of activists. When in a particularly cynical
mood, I lump Peter Breggin and some media types into this catagory.

I do agree, though, that idealism has its place. I suppose it has to live alongside a healthy dose of cynicism. I've said over an over that I think
ADs, especially Prozac, have been overhyped and often don't live up to the expectations that advertising generates. The cynic in me says be skeptical
about the promises made by pharmiceutical companies; take drugs, but research them before you do, if you can. The idealist in me says, give money to
independant entities funding basic research of mood disorders (Any suggestions? Good topic for another thread?). That way people with fewer vested
interests can do more investigation that may be less equivocable. Oh, and vote for people who support such research and the rights of people like us
to adequate treatment.




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