Why do I care so much that my friends won't take pain relievers?
June 24, 2010 5:53 PM Subscribe
Why don't people take medicine for things like headaches, pains, whatever, and why does it frustrate me so much when people close to me don't?
posted by tweedle to Human Relations (61 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So when I get a headache or whatever, my first instinct is to take a pain reliever. It relieves me of the pain with no side effects. It seems rational and logical to me.
So my friends, coworkers, and significant others completely disagree apparently, and pretty much never take pain relievers for things like that. They either won't/can't explain or their explanations make no sense to me.
I don't really care what my coworkers do, but when it comes to my friends and even moreso my boyfriend I get incredibly frustrated with them. I just don't understand why they would rather be in pain than take a dumb, insignificant pill.
So, how do I chill out about this? And why do people not take medicines with no side effects when they can benefit so much? I really really don't understand. And it bothers me. I don't understand the logic behind it.