I don't see it happening in my life time. Too many vested interests, and a need for resources in quantities we can't produce on our own. It's only going to get worse as the population grows.Agreed. Hopefully it will stop one day though. There are lots of things which take time to accomplish.
I believe it's a huge part of it. 20 years ago, pharmaceutical companies were legally forbidden from advertising directly to the general public. Now you can't look at a tv screen without some ad telling you that if you feel sad, or unproductive, cram this **** down your throat, and it'll make everything all better. At best, the individual can ween themselves off it, and learn to cope with the damages the medication caused to their brain and body. Worse case scenarios, the person either can't cope, and commits suicide, or even worse, you get another VA Tech.This is only true if you think that is why they produce medications. I don't happen to think that is why though.
TouchéKnew you would use this. It is also why I said "legally".
Probably, that's how politics work. they don't give a damn about 'you the individual', they only care about the 'you that has something for them'.This kind of reasoning could be applied to anything and everything.