The lovely Susan, over at her blog (If You're Going Through Hell Keep Going) wrote - "the world would be a better place if there were no pills to make us better, but just teddy bears".
Well, I adore that idea.
I don't trust the pharamceuticals industry. They're too big. They have too much money to make and to lose to let ethics get in the way of a sale. A bit of Googling and I'm sure I'd find some nice juicy examples to illustrate that but I'm purposely trying to avoid such things, you know, so I don't get depressed.
The history of psychiatry is a horrific one. Had I been born 50 years ago, I could well have had some quack jamming a metal rod into my brain to purposely damage it in the name of psychiatry. I'm not convinced much has changed.
And there are too many people with much to gain by keeping those of us with a tedency to actually see the ills of the world in a medicated haze.
But a world of teddy bears, well, that's an idea I can get behind. Fluffy warm teddy bears. They can prescribe a nice mug of hot chocolate too.
I'd like that.