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  •  Merely being "human" (8+ / 0-)

    isn't enough these days. We're pressured on all fronts to be the "super-" this-or-that. The "super" employee. The "super" mom. The "super" athlete. The bar is always rising.

    I was shocked to see adds in this very venue for testosterone pills, "To make you feel like a new man." No, it wasn't about enhancing your sports performance, per se, just making you all-around more competitive and virile, so you can score really hot babes, and whatever.  

    I heard something on NPR about bankers and Wall Street traders taking testosterone pills in order to cultivate the aggression and competitiveness and energy to "compete with the younger guys coming up." As if maturity weren't valued, at all.

    Too bad about Lance Armstrong. But I think many of us saw it coming.

    It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

    by karmsy on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 05:04:30 PM PDT

    •  My doctor was telling me about the many adult (8+ / 0-)

      patients that she has who ask for ADD meds.

      She refuses to treat adults for ADD. Too many try to game the test, and with controlled substances, it's just too dangerous.

      Moms and Dads on adderall, not because they need it, but because they're trying to be superhuman.

      It's incredibly sad what our society has become.

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      by grover on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 05:11:19 PM PDT

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      •  Everything feels less secure (3+ / 0-)
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        nowadays, so there's more pressure to perform and to achieve, in whatever sphere.

        Once upon a time, we "worked hard to get ahead." Nowadays, if we "work really hard and follow all the rules to the letter," we can enjoy the same socioeconomic standing as our parents did. Maybe.

        It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

        by karmsy on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 05:34:33 PM PDT

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