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Sage advice: Don't think about experimenting. Just walk away if presented with the stuff.
That begs the question - what does one do when everyone else around them is using a drug that, while maybe negligibly harmful, gives them the upper hand at doing your job? Do you relegate yourself to taking out the trash for the drug-enhanced super-performers, or do you bend to the pressure?
It's an interesting topic, to be sure. I am of the same opinion that I am not about to try some random drug, but I am not so sure that I would be able to resist the temptation of a "Limitless" type substance.
Two distinct sediment layers have formed in the lake every summer and winter over tens of thousands of years.
Actually, it's 104,000.
A counteroffer is your current employer's way of saying "We've been willing to underpay you for quite some time now, but now that you're considering leaving, we'll pay you more".
This isn't based on merit, or performance, or how shiny your shoes are. It's based on the fact that you've been knowingly paid less than you're worth, and now they're being called on it.
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I think the only way to bring about change for things like this is to actively point out the fact that everyday people being searched every day going about their normal lives is completely unnecessary and provides very little disincentive for people who actually mean to do harm.