In this age of apathy, it’s nearly impossible for many seemingly soulless human beings these days to dredge up an ounce of empathy for, well, anyone.
Washington dreams up one war after another…Americans order up another cappuccino of some sort and tilt their heads at that comfortable 45 degree angle to allow them to care about what’s really important, like, looking at a photo of a meal one of their fellow apathetic’s are about to consume.
Wars, deaths of innocents, regime change activities, the homeless on street corners, sick and suffering relatives – forget all that – I’ve got a headache from looking at all photos of food and need a pain-killer.
But before you reach for that OTC (over the counter) pain medication to dull your pain, and numb your mind, you might want to consider that maybe the reason you don’t give f**k about anything is because of the pain medications ingredients.
Acetaminophen (the generic name for Tylenol) which seemingly has been around since Moses came down from the mountain top, is a drug that scientists still don’t know how it works to reduce pain. Which explains why it’s so prevalent and easily purchased. No sense putting a drug on the market that can be purchased over the counter that pharma dickheads don’t know why it works (or doesn’t). Just purchase the shyte and don’t ask any questions.
But, then again…
As Green Med Info reports, a number of studies have highlighted the hazards of OTC pain killers in recent years. In 2016, a team of researchers from Ohio State University ran a battery of tests to assess the effects acetaminophen has on the emotional state. The two-part study featured over 200 college student participants — and what the team found was astonishing.
Across the board, people who’d been given acetaminophen displayed a significant reduction in their ability to empathize with others’ pain — so much so that some have even suggested the drug turns people into “zombies.”
Now, a second study from Ohio State has confirmed these unintended side effects. This time, the researchers looked at acetaminophen’s effect on peoples’ ability to feel positive empathy. As the team notes, it’s believed that acetaminophen works by reducing activity in areas of the brain thought to play a role in emotional awareness and motivation.
The researchers report:
We tested this hypothesis in a double-blind, placebo-controlled experiment. Specifically, we administered 1,000 mg acetaminophen or a placebo and measured effects on different measures of positive empathy while participants read scenarios about the uplifting experiences of other people. Results showed that acetaminophen reduced personal pleasure and other-directed empathic feelings in response to these scenarios.
In other words, the Ohio State researchers have found that acetaminophen dulls your ability to feel empathy on both ends of the spectrum. It disrupts your ability to feel others’ pain — as well as your ability to share in their joy. The scientists say that excessive acetaminophen consumption could very well carry substantial societal impacts. – via bigpharmanews.com
Yes, the marvels of “science”, combined with Big Pharma charlatans never cease to provide a way for you to become more sick and apathetic, just by taking their shyte. You can then go back the dude or dudess in a white lab coat to get more of their chemical goo to fix the problem the first pill of chemical goo started. Why, it’s a “festivus” miracle of continued profits for them and a shit-hole of suffering for you. Just as they intended.
So, next time (like right now) when you find yourself thinking…”I just don’t give a f**k”, maybe groove on back a bit and try to remember when you actually did give a f**k – you might find you never experienced such a time.
But God, Mother Earth, or the committee of dolphins who started this circus did provide all that is natural, all that is from “them”, without the nasty side effects of man-made goo, to assist on our journey to the next life but helping those whom we love in this life, giving kindness, love and empathy.
Organic food, a healthy diet consisting of real foods you won’t find in a can or plastic container, maybe even a bit of tumeric or ginger for pain and inflammation might provide the opportunity for your mind and heart to open just a bit, be pain-free, and feel that slightest twinge of goodness, kindness and empathy toward your fellow human traveler.
In addition to killing empathy, acetaminophen is also known for another unwanted side effect: Liver damage. Tylenol may be sold over the counter, but it is still a potent liver toxin. Acetaminophen is one of the top causes of liver failure in the United States — a fact that is swept under the rug by the corrupt pharma industry. Far too many people are poisoning themselves with this drug on a daily basis, and most will never know how dangerous it actually is. via bigpharmanews.com
“In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.” ~Author Unknown
Tonight’s musical offering:
Debussy – “Clair de Lune” – Tiffany Poon
Rachmaninov: Pianoconcerto no.2 op.18 – Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie – o.l.v. Martin Panteleev – Anna Fedorova, piano (2nd movement)
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