Клиника индивидуальности

"Стань самим собой", - писал философ Фридрих Ницше. И вот спустя сто лет миллионы людей принимают совет Ницше близко к сердцу. Но вместо обращения к философии, они используют лекарства и хирургические операции.

"Я становлюсь самой собой благодаря паксилу", - говорит женщина из рекламы этого антидепрессанта; и так, возможно, могли бы сказать те, кто принимает прозак, риталин, ботокс, пропецию, ксеникал, анаболические стероиды, пользуется услугами пластической хирургии, гормональной терапии, хирургии изменения пола. Даже когда люди кардинально изменяют себя, свою личность - психотропными лекарствами, и свое тело - хирургией, они все равно заявляют при этом, что стали "самими собой".

"Лишь благодаря стероидам", - пишет культурист Сэмюель Фасселл, - "я выгляжу так, как ощущаю себя изнутри". После смены пола, пишет Жан Моррис, "мне вернули мою личность". Живи Ницше сегодня, он смог бы расхваливать антидепрессанты в угоду компании Пфайзер.

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