In this article on The Verge, Trent Wolbe explains how he used the "chemical wave" of a "shitload of tiny pink pills" in order to push through "an especially potent laziness that has always kept me from becoming the motion graphics expert I knew I wanted to be." Push through your own laziness and read it: it's lengthy, but each sentence is pure gold.
The super-jolt of energy novice users experience mellows after a few days of use and changes character dramatically. It does become a very sufficient coffee replacement: a little ritual combined with chemical stimulation that motivates you to get out of bed. But coming up daily on Adderall has less to do with a caffeinated sensation than it does with becoming a detail-oriented post-human, a machine following self-imposed routines with little regard for anything outside the routine's scope. It turns out that my Adderall self has a knack for accounting, spreadsheets, and administrative tasks that my unstimulated self would normally shy away from: an inbox-zeroing robot bent on eking out every last ounce of productivity my heightened senses could spit out. Keeping up with the moving parts of being self-employed, as I am, is easy on Adderall. It feels almost robotic, as if I'm hiring an assistant to take care of the books. But an Adderall prescription is much cheaper than hiring a competent assistant, and I always know I can trust myself (even if it is a different version of myself) to keep it honest when it comes to my bottom line.
There is an issue of time here as well. As someone in the content generation industry, my normal self's most valuable asset is creativity: producing product that others will pay, in one way or another, to consume. Transforming into an Administrative Jekyll for a certain amount of time every day limits the amount of time my Creative Hyde can come up with content to market and sell. Luckily, amphetamines have that problem tackled as well: when you're using them, you don't have to sleep... at all. That frees up quite a few hours of the day. Amphetamine's extreme appetite suppressant qualities will also save time you used to spend going to the grocery store. As someone with a penchant for eating everything that's in my field of vision (often to help me avoid doing work), this was all fine with me: I waved goodbye to expensive lunches (well, to lunch in general, actually) and to those peanut butter and Cheetos-induced pounds that normally hang out around my waistline.
|A Day in a Drug Dealer's Life|
|What to Do If Someone Stashes $175,000 Worth of Drugs in Your Backyard|
|If Marijuana Was Legal, It Would Cost As Much Tea or Tobacco|
|Taking Acid and Live-Tweeting It|
|Economy Lessons from a Part-Time Drug Dealer|
|Fake Name Generator|
|“Research that could engineer dinosaurs back into existence within the next five to 10 years.”|
|“A man-powered machine that creates scarfs in 5 minutes.”|
|Japanese Robot Serves Ice Cream From Inside a Vending Machine|
|“Are the puppets coming for our jobs?”|
|Google Map Shows You the Most Photographed Areas of the World|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|
|“The only thing worse than assuming that carbon removal will save the day is assuming it will save the day.”|
|The (Very Scary) People of Public Transit|
|CaptchaTweet: Write Tweets in Captcha Form|
|What Computers See When They Watch a Movie|
|“A machine meant to hurl rockets into space.”|