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Tom Montgomery
05-29-2014, 08:01 AM
Cynicism correlates to a higher risk of dementia: http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/28/health/cynical-dementia/

Andrew Craig-Bennett
05-29-2014, 08:29 AM
That's not news; we all know what makes Tinkerbell get better in "Peter Pan"...

Glen Longino
05-29-2014, 08:35 AM
Ha! I don't believe a word of it!
Those researchers are not to be trusted...they're only interested in Big Research Grants. Ha!;)

Andrew Craig-Bennett
05-29-2014, 08:42 AM
Ha! I don't believe a word of it!
Those researchers are not to be trusted...they're only interested in Big Research Grants. Ha!;)

You are DOOMED, Glen! But you won't remember anything about it!

skuthorp
05-29-2014, 09:39 AM
Cynicism is the mechanism that prevents one from being disappointed. Especially in institutions and politicians.

pkrone
05-29-2014, 09:57 AM
Yeah, well, we're all gonna die anyway...

Keith Wilson
05-29-2014, 10:09 AM
Yeah, well, we're all gonna die anyway...True. And in a thousand years, or maybe even a hundred, who will even know, much less care? "Therefore go thy way, and eat thy bread with gladness, and drink thy wine with a merry heart."

Paul Pless
05-29-2014, 10:15 AM
ecclesiastes? is the bilge ready for such wisdom and truth???

Keith Wilson
05-29-2014, 10:24 AM
Why not? I'm old enough to have a very clear sense of my own mortality It can either depress you or give you a great sense of freedom; your choice. There's only so much a man can do do in this world, for better or worse. Whoever wrote Ecclesiastes (and it certainly wasn't Solomon) knew something. You could do much worse than: "Therefore go thy way, and eat thy bread with gladness, and drink thy wine with a merry heart."

Paul Pless
05-29-2014, 10:26 AM
Enjoy life with the woman whom you love all the days of your fleeting life which He has given to you under the sun; for this is your reward in life and in your toil in which you have labored under the sun.

Keith Wilson
05-29-2014, 10:28 AM
Y>Y>

Gerarddm
05-29-2014, 11:33 AM
I'm too demented already, thanks.

Gib Etheridge
05-29-2014, 12:30 PM
I expect that cynicism, along with a long list of other negative symptoms (quite possibly including dementia) may be a side effect of depression and anxiety, not the other way around. Either way, I wonder if persons using long term antidepressant/anxiety meds may therefore be less prone to all of these other side effects. Perhaps Prozac should be added to the water supply along with chlorine and fluorine.
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skuthorp
05-29-2014, 04:16 PM
Perhaps Prozac should be added to the water supply along with chlorine and fluorine.
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How about something to limit human population growth, but then there may be a big experiment in progress as we speak.
"In 2008 the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) tested water in nine states across the country and found that 85 man-made chemicals, including some medications, were commonly slipping through municipal treatment systems and ending up in our tap water. Another report by the Associated Press found trace amounts of dozens of pharmaceuticals in the drinking water supplies of some 46 million Americans.But according to USGS, such chemicals and medications are so diluted—at levels equal to a thimble full of water in an Olympic-sized swimming pool—that they do not pose a health threat. But others aren’t so sure. Researchers have found evidence that even extremely diluted concentrations of drug residues harm fish, frogs and other aquatic species, and have been shown to labs to impair human cell function."
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/birth-control-in-water-supply/