[ExI] Deficit spending and never admitting you were wrong

Dave Sill sparge at gmail.com
Thu May 28 15:44:55 UTC 2020

On Thu, May 28, 2020 at 11:27 AM William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> John, I want to hear from you when you are in such pain as to need an
> opiate.  Your liver has no defense against and you will get high.  A
> medical resident, who had never even had a beer, got his first access to
> opiates at the hospital.  So he decided to see what it was like.  His
> response "This is the way people should feel all the time.  Just
> wonderful."  So he got hooked, lost his medical career, etc.

Why should an addiction result in losing one's career? I can see sidelining
it until it's under control.

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