TemptingFebruary 14, 2009 at 3:58 pm | Posted in Mind and Spirit | Leave a comment
I’ve kept a link to the n+1 story “Kickstart My Heart,” by Molly Young for more than a year now. I’m not sure what I want to say about so I’ll just describe it and offer it to you. It is an essay written in a clear and intelligent voice, describing her experiences in college with a cognition-enhancing drug (Adderal). It how it helped her academic performance and enjoyment, and nothing bad happened. At the end of the essay she explores briefly the ethical issue raised by performance enhancement of the mind, but then understandably is unable to resolve it.