28 July 2007
If you lose your consideration for other people when you take benzodiazepines then you’re not much better than a psychopath. Psychopaths generally feel less anxiety than normal people, although this is not the primary cause of their aberrant behaviour. If the only thing preventing a normal person from being selfishly destructive to others is anxiety at the consequences, then there is no morality in the normal person’s forbearance. This is why you don’t discipline children through corporal punishment. They will be so immersed in the anxiety of the moment that they don’t have room to digest why they shouldn’t have done what they’re being punished for in the first place.
Posted by Manicboy on Saturday, July 28, 2007