Smart Drugs & Nootropics

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We are all junkies

The coffee you take to wake you up, the abusive quantity of sugar you put into your dessert, and the weekly dose of alcohol you need to relax yourself, they are all drugs. They are substances that cause a change in your organism’s physiology or psychology when consumed. It is the Wikipedia definition of drugs.

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Are “smart drugs” really smart?

When I tell people that I take “smart drugs,” I am always confronted with the same type of attitude. A reaction of incomprehension against a backdrop of concern, and it’s even worse when I try to articulate why I take them. To be more alert, more focused, to improve my memory, be more productive, happier. I think it’s too beautiful for most people to be true, or at least healthy. Added to that that I talked about “drugs”, and I guess some of them see me as one of those weird people high 24 hours a day.

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The wrong way to approach nootropics

Humans are naturally in search of shortcuts. We desperately want to ease the way we live, and that’s a fabulous thing. Unlike all the species that live on this earth, human beings have been able to shape their environment. Thanks to this particularity, we don’t need to make fire for warmth or light, we no longer need to move to the village square to get drinking water, and access to food is quite simple. We live today a better life that Louis XIV in the 17e century.

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Mindful productivity outweighs mindless productivity

Excerpt from the article: Demystifying the World of Nootropics

“Science without conscience is only ruin of the soul” — François Rabelais.

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