What a Firestorm!
"It is not as though merely noting that something violates the laws and accepted standards of society justifies it."
Perhaps not to you, but for someone that thinks for themself, it does. By your reasoning, it would have been perfectly okay to go along with Nazi Germany and exterminate the Jews.
By that reasoning, we would still be obeying the flippin' King o' England and be a bloody British Colony. (No offense Creed.)
Personally, I answer to a higher power than some half-baked, chain-smokin' cheeseburger-eating, wife cheain' politician in Washington making a bunch of arbitrary laws for the special interest groups that financed his campaign. Furthermore, if you think steroids were outlawed due to health concerns relating to adults you are sorely mistaken.
"How many steroid users have actually thought up a decent argument for why they should use steroids--"
Yeah? How many politicians actually thought up a decent argument for outlawing steroids? Ephedra? Oral Sex?
If you're looking for stories you can tell when you are old, there are probably plenty of other things one could do that would probably be more exciting and less risky to yourself and others.
Probably. But when you look back on your life, you'll regret the things you hadn't done more than the things you actually did. You learn nothing from sitting around, experience is the best teacher (but the tuition is costly).
I learn from my mistakes, and looking back, I'm glad I made a lot of them. Learning from a little mistake can save you from making a bigger one.
How many steroid users have actually thought up a decent argument for why they should use steroids--that is, how many have actually considered why it is that they want to build so much muscle--is it vanity or insecurity about their size, do they think they look beautiful, do they believe increased physical strength without bounds is a good thing, etc?
Did you ever think that maybe people use steroids because they are really into weightlifting? Do you realize that when you've been lifting for decades that progress will slow and ultimately stop?
Look, just because people don't always reach (or even come close to) their genetic ceiling does not make it non-existent. Come on, we'd all weigh 400lbs ripped and be benching 4,500lbs if progress was perpetually guaranteed.
So if you love weightlifting/powerlifting/bodybuilding and you've stalled out, wouldn't you want to get the train rolling again too? Perhaps you search for some psychosis in order to justify your own mundane existance?
In conclusion, I don't agree with everything Anonymous did. But at least he had the balls to get out of his comfort zone and take a chance. I admire that a hell of a lot more than some "sheep-man" working a 9-5 job, never breaking the speed limit or having sex with the lights on.