Panopticum, I’ll try this one more time, but let me make sure I understand what you’re saying first.
Now you are saying you smoked for two years, not just that one week, right? During this time you “successfully” quit maybe 15 times, right? Stop and think about that for a second. One of these 15 times you got wasted, forgot you used to smoke, then ran through half the city. This is the “concrete example” and the “objective indicator” you are talking about, right? Smoking for a week, getting wasted and forgetting you smoked for a week is the experience you had that you felt qualified you to give advice on this subject, correct?
I politely pointed out how your experience doesn’t really apply here and offered the OP some helpful advice, but you couldn’t let it go, could you? You insulted me, called me a melodramatic old man and doubled-down on your stupid idea, insisting that this placebo affect was, to use your words, a “notable factor”.
And you even insist on defending that ridiculous article you linked because it had one - ONE - paragraph that was sort of related, because people need oxygen to survive and that article talked about oxygen. And you felt the OP should read through a very long article about sprinting to find that little gem of information? You believed THAT would be helpful?
My mind is blown right now, so let me ask you a pair of parting questions:
How do you think suggesting that domcib was experiencing a placebo was helpful to someone who, as it turns out, is a 30+ year ex-smoker who smoked over 4 packs per day for a decade?
Do you think he’d be better off listening to you about your experience quitting, or me and my experience quitting?
See, I’ve only quit once, not fifteen times like you have. Think about that for a minute.