There’s a level to which sacrifice is important, necessary and good in order to see a vision through. There’s also a level to which sacrifice becomes dangerous and foolish. Essentially, there is a level of diminishing returns.
I could be wrong. But I don’t know how you can take “stacks” over a long period, jack with your biology and not have significant side effects. And as one mildly educated in it - I can safely say that there’s a whole world going on in our bodies that we don’t yet have nailed down.
It’s like we’re children going up to a stove. We know that turning a knob will create a flame on the stovetop, but we don’t yet know how badly burned we can get by playing with it.
A small bit of information can be far more harmful in the hand of a fool, than none at all. At least when he has none, he knows he doesn’t know anything. When he has some, he may think he has enough to use it.
Beyond that, I grieve for them. I can put myself in the situation Tim Ferriss describes. It must be incredible pressure.
But to go to drugs because of doubting your ability,
to risk or sacrifice your physical body,
literally that which keeps you living,
in order to potentially increase your chances of success and money -
It’s jacked up if you’re talented enough to have gotten serious seed money to believe that you can’t do it without smart drugs. You can. And if you can’t then you may have never been able to anyway. There’s no “control” Tim Ferriss. We don’t know what he’d be like without all the experimental smart drugs. He may have been better than he is now for all we know.
And big money shouldn’t be as alluring to you as it is. Do you hear me? If entrepreneurs are willing to risk their bodies under the pressure to make big money - what else are they willing to sacrifice?
You decide what is most important to you in life. It drives where and how you go. You’re willing to sacrifice for it. If it is for money, then I mourn for you and the broken hearts you’ll leave along the way. I don’t envy a person consumed with money. They have chosen unforgiving shackles.
“Ain't nothing wrong with havin’ it. Matter fact, go and get it
But if you find identity in it then go ‘n forget it
You gain the whole world but lost the only thing ya’ own
‘Cause everything else is just a temporary loan”
- Confessions - Lecrae