Normalization of Enhancement: Recap of September’s The Future Now: NEEDs
|Lax regulation has prompted the U.S. Military
to warn its members about the potentially
harmful side effects of dietary supplements.
Image courtesy of the Malmstrom Air Force Base.
|Image courtesy of Pixabay.
Dr. Jiang says Nerv will never be marketed as a fix for chronic problems, and normalizing his product will actually prevent some chronic stressors from taking control. Once you can say, “I’m feeling anxious today, I’m going to take a Nerv” the same way you’d say, “I’m really tired today, I’m going to grab a coffee,” the experience of anxiety and stress is normalized. We all feel stress, but the stigma behind it still stops people from acknowledging their experiences. Refusing to face problems head-on is a recipe for seriously flawed self-medication. Normalizing stress and anxiety makes those experiences manageable because they’re not a disease if they’re something you can react to with a citrus-flavored drink. Most importantly, acute stressors cannot compound into unmanageable chronic problems when they are managed as they arise.
|Nerv may not be mindfulness in a bottle,
but it did something to me.
Image courtesy of Pixabay.
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Ahlgrim, N. (2018). Normalization of Enhancement: Recap of September’s The Future Now: NEEDs. The Neuroethics Blog. Retrieved on , http://www.theneuroethicsblog.com/2018/10/normalization-of-enhancement-recap-of.html