Modern society seems to have transformed human nature into a pathology. Our emotions are controlled by drugs. We are forced to operate within a narrow bandwith of what are considered ‘acceptable’ levels of emotion. We cannot go too far outside of this range, lest we be labeled an ‘other’, as a person out of control. If we are too sad, we are depressed, and must be medicated. If we are too distracted, we have ADHD, and must be medicated. Human nature is being capitilized on by the drug companies. There is a pill for every mood, every emotion, every state. Our emotions are being pathologized for profit, our identities handed to us in small, jewel-colored pills.
“Take water, regain yourself.” This is a mediated identity, that we are being charged for. So, what are the pros/cons emotions? What are the extremes? And how are emotions transformed into an easily digestible capsules designed to dilute and tamper these extremes?