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Convolving Unconsciousness?

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Posted by Alexander on February 6, 2001 16:47:19 UTC

The reason why people are using drugs is the following. When your brain (and some other organs) releases certain chemicals into blood (antidepressants, for instance), you feel what you call love, joy, inspiration, (depending on particular chemical formula which activates certain groups of brain cells), if it releases other chemicals (depressants) - you feel sorrow, perplexity, shyness. And there are thousands of other chemicals in your brain which presence you call anger, revelation, fear, nirvana, etc, you name it. There are even some which makes you "see" or "hear" something (often released by brain in extraordinary circumstances or when you are expecting to hear and see this (called hallucinogens). Ask any doctor or see basic biology textbooks for more details.

Therefore, injecting same chemical in your blood makes you feel exactly same thing as soon as the chemical reaches the brain. No wonder some like to experience being famous, or great, or just to bite a little more joy out of harsh life. It is all chemistry, nothing more.

Same with religion - we prefer confidence to confusion, and the easy way to know to the hard one (learning). Feels better.

So it is just our chemistry.

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