A modest proposal

On educating people of the side effects of steroids use

The Problem

The problem that i wish to reform is Steroids. In our society today steroids have become a major problem in many ways. First steroids use is heavily used by athletes of certain sports professional, college and high school sports the athletes use steroids to be be "Stronger, faster, bigger", so that they can perform at a high level in their various sports. We should care about this problem in our society because if the both the physical and mental consequences that come with the use of steroids. Steroids use is such a big deal in many different ways the first being that it is a bad example for young athletes because they don't really consider the long term effects of using Steroids, then there is the health issues that can be life threatening to the user.


I was talking to a good friend of mine who's in his junior year in college about the same topic steroids. Since his father who played college football was a hardcore steroids user, my friend knows more about steroids than i do. We had an interesting conversation in which he told me that he had "the perfect solution" to make everyone feel good about steroids. He suggested that since some people are fine with the use of steroids in our society and others aren't, that we should look on the bright side in which people can realize the importance of using steroids and how it helps an individual. When a baby is born there should be a law making it mandatory that he or she be injected with steroids and by doing this it really improves the overall looks of a baby..i mean who wouldn't want to have a sexy buff baby who carries their mother around on it's shoulder when she is tired? or helps dad with yard work.


So society should be educated on the importance of steroids use and then fund a project in which a new clinic will be build where a baby is taken to be injected with steroids since really in will benefit the community in the long run. To make this plan work of course people will have to agree to take a little bit more out of their pockets because after all it for the cause of developing the "biggest, strongest, fastest" babies on the planet who will then in future turn out to be the best athletes ever in the world then they can give back to the community because they will be rich.

My Advantages

There are both social and economical advantages that come with the use of steroids in babies. First, the social advantages are that the baby will be well known and respected by his peers and people around it and also if its a baby boy he will be getting more girls therefore making his parents proud of him because he has his way with ladies. The second social advantage is that the baby on steroids will have a lower stress level especially when they've started going to school because they will not be bullied by other kids or be irritated by their teachers because they will beat them up which is a good thing because they will be stress free and happy all the time. Also these babies no matter how old they are will be an intimidating factor which makes his or her family respected. The economic advantage is that as this young kids on steroids grow, they will someday play professional sports like hockey, football, basketball and other sports in which they will make a lot of money and help develop our community. The second economic advantage is that the use of steroids by everybody will keep those who sell them in business which benefits both parties, the seller and the consumer.


For some reason there are some expedients that society has ignore or thought that they wouldn't make a difference any ways. One of them is that they athletes who are busted on steroids use get a warning or suspended for a short time which is not really effective because their mind set is that there is not going be serious consequences if busted of steroids use. The other one is to actually terminate athletes from the sport if they are knowledgeable of the steroids consequences but go ahead and use them anyways this expedient can t actually be more effective because the athletes will feel that they are under a radar and that any wrong move will get them kicked out of their sport for good. The final expedient is fining athletes heavily if they violate the policy of steroids use some of them take advantage and the risk to use steroids because they know that the amount that they are going to be fined wont be humongous. So by heavily fining the athletes they will have a mentality that "if i am caught using steroids , then my bank account will be thirsty".


Most athletes who use steroids don't think a head of the long term effects of it the only thing they think of is getting big and "falsely performing". What they don't known is that the effects and consequences are bitter than the sweetness of the results of using steroids.Studies have shown a pattern between high testosterone levels and aggressive behavior which is often seen as the users involved in violent acts. Often steroids have been used as an excuse for a person’s aggressive behavior High dose users have also been affected with psychotic syndromes and a high level of anxiety. Other effects that appear are, sleep disturbances, feelings of euphoria, high levels of paranoia, various stages of depression, with some users suffering extreme mood swings, and also changes in their personality. A large number of users become dependent on steroid use which then can lead to addiction.Long term use of steroids can actually damage the eyes, resulting in eye infections, cataracts or glaucoma.This section the steroid user should be most concerned about, but normally choose to ignore until a serious cardiovascular event happens. Steroid use causes heart disease and becomes evident due to high increases in total cholesterol levels, causing a build up of cholesterol on the walls of the blood vessels which can also lead to strokes. Also shown is a decrease in the levels of the good cholesterol (HDL) and increase in the bad cholesterol (LDL). Blood pressure is known to increase and blood clots in blood vessels disrupting the blood flow causing damage to the heart muscle leading to heart attacks.Many steroid users are often frightened to go to a needle exchange to obtain a supply of sterile needles in case they are labelled addicts, often resulting in the use of, or sharing of non sterile needles, which can cause blood poisoning with a higher risk of infection and infectious diseases. The user’s injection site can also become swollen and tender and can lead to abscesses which can then lead to the requirement of painful medical intervention.
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