Excellent article Tony. Pharmacuticles are becomming such a huge part of many people's daily life. Pharmacuticles are no longer "drugs to treat disease" , they have become drugs to treat life itself".
I have noticed several television ads lately, depicting a teenage boy or girl, telling the viewers how they argue with their parents, get nervous in certain situations, feel frustrated and angry, and how these feelings stop them from doing 'stuff' sometimes.
Everything described in the ad is exactly what every teenager goes through, indeed, what anyone who has ever been a teenager goes through, its called growing up. Yes there are moments, sometimes a lot of them, where you are anxious, angry, frustrated , sad, confused etc etc, during this process of growing up.
Apparently, this is now a disease, to be treated with pharmacuticles. These ads are designed to put fear into parents, that their children, if they show any signs of anxiety, should be medicated, if they are not, well, who knows what could happen??
I know what will happen if they are medicated, they will not grow up, they will not experience this vital part of becoming an adult, and they'll be dependant on these drugs for the rest of their lives, because they wont know that the anxiety and other feelings they had during their teenage years, are all perfectly normal and a part of life.
Our world will become a parody of "the living dead",