Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Everett Guy, Jan 24, 2021.
I hit the coin auction again...
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This week I told myself: «Ok, NO new ancient coins this week. Save it for next weekend.»
Then I somehow talked myself into believing that perhaps a little Indian coin or two wouldn’t hurt. They’re not ancient, right?
It’s about as intelligent as kicking your whisky habit with a bottle of gin.
History: Numisaddiction can be traced back at least 2000 years. It has traditionally been used in upper class societies, but has been observed among all social levels since the late 19th century.
Instant effect, first 4-6 hours after consumption: A state of euphoria, increased heart rate, higher levels of dopamine and serotonine recorded in multiple studies.
Tolerance: Frequently observed, but levels vary greatly for individuals. Some can feel content with medium doses (gVF) throughout a lifetime. Others go through levels of doses rapidly within the first year of use.
Withdrawal: Frequently observed after higher doses (10% of monthly budget and higher). A state of anxiety and fear for the future, self-depreciation, or a shorter period of delusion or self-deceit. A visit by the mailman has been observed to have a moderating effect.
Short term effects: An increased interest for historical detail at levels considered beyond sanity by 99% of the general population. Marital conflicts and a tendency towards keeping the usage hidden have been observed, but not as a rule. Some face private economic challenges in extreme cases.
Long term effects: Increased memory and intelligence. Increased insight in history, politics and the fabric of society. A higher sense of purpose, eye for beauty and eye for detail. Rigid opinions about optimal usage frequently observed. Decreased usage of alcohol and/or drugs, due to lower need for escapisms, and no money left for humbug.
Is it normal to feel lots of these simultaneously? I am supposed to be saving for a grail purchase and yet I spontaneously bought 3 coins in the last couple of days I wasn't even planning on getting... It is hopeless... I should be saving for my kids and an uncertain future, what I am I doing???
You mean like a month or two with Pokemon cards or something?
I have actually done this. A few months back when it looked like I might end up jobless because of this damned plague, I went without coins for a month and collected Asterix books instead. As this crisis is far from over and my job future is still uncertain, I am planning to complete my Tin Tin books set when I will be in a dire need for some coin detox.
..you are..you're investing in coins
...hehe...its better than the next horse race...
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