Sunday, March 6, 2011

OK, I said I'd never get political on this blog . . .

This post might skirt the edges of the political world .  .  .  But, I feel very passionate about this topic .  .  .  And the topic is, the over-medication of the population in Western society .  .  .  Now I understand that many people legitimately need medication for this and that, some of it very serious .  .  .  Some of us are only alive because of medication .  .  .  That isn't my concern .  .  .  My concern is the medication given under dubious circumstances, or less serious circumstances, to people who really don't need it .  .  .  Case in point, the huge number of people who are being treated with anti-depressants .  .  .  Do some require this medication?  Definitely yes .  .  .  Do ALL who take it require this medication?  I'll leave that one open to each individual .  .  .  But that's just one example .  .  .  Drug companies have their place, and God love them .  .  .  But they're not in business to help people .  .  .  They're in business to make as much money as possible, and it just so happens they do it by making drugs .  .  .  Is that too cynical?  You decide .  .  .

Another side to this is how we make ourselves sick through lifestyle, then the pharmaceutical industry and its products kick in to treat the symptoms, not the cause .  .  .  WE are often the cause of our own demise, and the big pharma companies are only too happy to make more money because of our own flawed habits .  .  .  Is THAT too cynical?  Again, you decide .  .  .





Life is beautiful baby!


Peace and love .  .  .


Until next time .  .  .  Ciao!!



4 comments:

Green Eyed Frenchy said...

I could not agree more!

Snake said...

Thank you Frenchy! Ciao

Sandra said...

You're so smart. I love how you make your point, yet make it in such a way as to "let us decide." This way nobody gets ruffled feathers. Then again, this post was completely accurate.
And I had no idea you were still blogging! So sorry I would have been by on so many more occasions. I've been needing your soothing words.

Snake said...

Thank you Sandra for your comment . . . You know I have the ultimate respect for what you're accomplishing in your life! Ciao baby . . .