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Praetorianus June 7th, 2014 4:01am

Which magic pill would you rather swallow: one that makes you totally happy with your place in life (side effect: lack of any ambition, complacency), or one that makes you very energetic and ambitious (side effect: depression if you still fail)?

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soupyquinn Jr. nuke tester
06/06/14 9:04 pm

Always aspire to be more. Always.

Axl752 Ontario
06/06/14 10:48 pm

My ultimate goal is to be happy. So I will take the happy pill no doubt.

KAnne Atlantic City, NJ
06/06/14 9:29 pm

Contentment! I suffer from Major Depression and went undiagnosed and untreated for about 15 years. I have spent the last 5 years working to be happy for the first time in my life. I never want to go back to that state.

06/07/14 5:33 am

I'll take ambition.

cyanospool The Deep North
06/06/14 11:28 pm

So basically heroin vs. meth?

Being content *all* the time with nothing productive to do is an awful feeling for me. Healthy, natural lows and highs are what keep me content with the big picture. So I guess a-tweaking I go.

catpillow Florida West Coast
06/08/14 2:58 am

I never needed the ambition pill; that sounds like my life. Now that I retired it would be great to turn that off for a change and just be content.

Praetorianus In the uncanny valley
06/06/14 9:03 pm

I already have "swallowed" the contentment pill and would like the other one for a change.

06/08/14 7:01 am

I'd like to try that energetic stuff, please

Injectable Trump Killed Babbitt
06/07/14 8:19 pm

I think I'm already taking the second one. Someone must be grinding it into my cereal.

RoDe Latinus wordsus
06/07/14 9:54 am

See this is one of those tricky questions, it says you'd be "totally happy", so I'd think we couldn't feel bad about being complacent seeing as that is mutually exclusive of complete happiness. Therefore it's happiness or anxiety. I'll take happy.

2katz I live in Nebraska
06/08/14 6:17 am

I mostly did turn it off, or down, and it's so nice.

DavesNotHere where am I
06/08/14 7:32 am

These results show why America just doesn't get it anymore. Why do people not want to be content or happy? And at the risk of depression.