Re: Extropy in the personal sphere

Mark Grant (
Mon, 25 Aug 1997 09:24:45 +0000

On Sun, 24 Aug 1997, Kennita Watson wrote:

> Real depression is a clinical, not a psychological, phenomenon, quite
> different from sadness, though extreme sadness is one of its symptoms.

So lying in bed all day wondering whether to kill myself doesn't count as
'depression'? Geez, how much harder am I supposed to try?

> People with imbalances in their brain chemistry need medicine at least
> as much as pep talks.

My experience is the same as Burroughs'; anything that can be done with
drugs (at least the kind which affect the brain) can be done in other
ways. This is why I'm extremely wary of using any of those drugs; I'd
rather fix the bad programming than rely on an external agent.


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