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We need a “Happy” pill

We need a “Happy Pill” that we can take on a daily basis. If I could create one (hire a smart person to produce one), I’d be richer than Jeff Bezos (Amazon), pre-divorce. Actually, Bezos is now richer than he was before his divorce, and according to some news reports, his wife is now the richest woman in the world, or at least she rates high up on the list. Getting back to a “happy” pill, however -- if I could create one, or pay a brilliant chemist to create one, I think I would be the richest person in the world; and I’d be happy. If someone isn’t suffering from a chemical imbalance in the brain, then the question, “how to always be happy?” has to begin and end in the brain’s psychological make-up. The “happy” pill needs to tell the psychological part of our brains to take a hike, it’s taking over our emotions, our feelings. Some anti-depressants work for some people. Me, they just make me yawn almost non-stop. Meaning, I’d rather be depressed than yawning all of the time. Still, I’m glad they’re available for some people who don’t end up suffering from the “yawn side-effect.” Even when I took them, though, they didn’t make me happy. That’s what I want, a happy pill. Period. End of subject. My right leg could fall off tomorrow, and if I had a “happy” pill, I’d still be happy. “Just go grab me a crutch.” At the doc’s office, I could hear, “Gregg, you have pancreatic cancer,” and I wouldn’t care. I’d just pop another happy pill. “So what other news you got for me, doc?” I once knew a guy during my freshman college year who was always happy. To this day, I remember him for that very thing, always being happy. During my entire life, he is the only guy about whom I can say that. The guy was stoked on life and was happy. All of the time. Every time I saw him, he was smiling, and I don’t think he was faking it. The fact that I still think about him from time to time 46 years later obviously means he made an impression on me. Unfortunately, drugs that can make one happy are either illegal, or legal, although both carry with them bad news for the body if consumed over a long period of time. So why isn’t there a drug ...

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