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Equalizer

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This is one of those shots that no one will get if I don't explain it. Well, maybe some would but I'm guessing most wouldn't...

I read an article recently about the drugging of our children. Ritalin, Lythium, etc... It seems like kids can't just be kids anymore without the pharmaceutical companies trying to make a buck off it.

Yeah, they help some, but let's try to remember that children are a hyper kinetic bundles of energy and just because they act that way doesn't mean we need to drug them down to a coma state.

Drugs have become the great equalizer and it's a shame.

Well, enough of my ramblings... Enjoy.
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Xathanix's avatar
I know what it is like that. If you want so I am one of "them". But now I don't take that junk any more. It's sometimes hard but I feel better without and I think I'm not that bad at keeping myself in balance.
Perhaps is that the reason why I love your related pictures. I can identify myself with them. Keep on the amazing work!
Asralyn's avatar
Wow, gorgeous! The description is so true, too. Have a hyper child? Play outside with them! Exercise more! They'll be happier for it. Unfortunately, we can't have THAT in classrooms, so off to get drugged up we go!
jayaki's avatar
Nice work, used it as a cover photo on Facebook if that's all right. (crediting you and linking back here.)
Davenit's avatar
That's fine. Thanks!!!
SilvaMan61's avatar
I love this shot, but love the description more. Sad but true
nuge113's avatar
nuge113Hobbyist Photographer
Wow i love what you say in the description and i totally agee
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emilygrikoStudent General Artist
I love the shot, but I just wanted to say one thing--
I'm thirteen years old and I was diagnosed with ADD when I was nine. Before I was put on medicine, it would take me hours to do a homework assignment that *should have* taken me ten minutes. Sometimes, I'm not even motivated to do the things I love when I'm off of my medicine.
Not to mention that I can't just grow out of the hyperactivity. Just imagine being thirteen and having brief moments during which you act like you're seven!
So...it's not about the "pharmaceutical companies trying to make a buck off it".
viv-bewise's avatar
When you say 'equaliser', I think of like...music players and how you can...adjust -stuff- as you please...and that's kind of what the picture looks like~
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MEW-tifulProfessional General Artist
it's so mesmerizing!
iamfuturetrunks's avatar
Cool I like this one.
Emilimia's avatar
good point made,I agree.Excellent photo btw.:)
Tenmachi's avatar
I agree wholeheartedly with this <3. There is a difference between needing it to concentrate, and using it to shut a child, or anybody for that matter, up.
weelittlebirdie's avatar
I love your explanation of the shot.
Beautiful picture.
nemo528's avatar
OMG how did you get into my medicine cabinet O_O
EchoraNight's avatar
This is amazing, but I'm wondering how long it took to make the liqiuds level and the proper colour
Maybe it's just me, I don't think my OCD would let me make something like this >_<
-Favourited ^^
xfoREVerx13's avatar
i lovee the colors :D
Cassielle's avatar
Wow, i'm allmost speachless, or at least can't put it into words, or at the very least not the right.
Looks like hell to put them on these perfect spots and all that. I'm tired, so i'm not very creativ in picking good words to discribe what i like about this shot and how much i adore your work.
I'm a ADD patient, or, as i just learned from wikipedia, since i didn't know what the short tag in english could be, it is called ADHD-PI, what ever! ._. So Ritalin is very usefull for me, but i really don't like that image of parents to use medication to shut their childs up so they have lesser work. Kids are full of life, they want to explore and want to know everything, that's just how it is and it is very irresponsible of parents to just say it's ADHD... oh well, i'm still to tired to make a proper understandable statement in english, so i'll just got to sleep. :D

Anyway, great shot, great idea (great gallery). :heart:
aventris93's avatar
aventris93Student Photographer
some kids are fucking annoying and need it. ^^ awesome concept though.
harrysmith's avatar
awesome pic, yeah kids are just the start, soon we will be seeing a 'brave new world' emerge out of all these pharmaceuticals. humans have always had a deep connection with chemicals, ive been listening to Terence Mckenna's version of the 'stoned ape' he suggests that language and intelligent behavior came from shrooms. anyway i just hope that the controlling of people using compulsory government injections and stuff never becomes reality... or already could be, and so on :P
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juliagulia7010Hobbyist Photographer
clinic
BrianFIN's avatar
BrianFINHobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah I've heard about the poisons too.. Horrible... Good phot though :9 :+fav:
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