I'll try to explain, if you need more details, feel free to askWhat's up with the hostility?
First, I apologize for phrasing it too harshly, and I have to admit I do have dislike towards this approach: how much drug is a bad thing ? Reminds me of questions like: how many molecules of water do you need to obtain wetness. The difficulty to draw a line signals a danger.
But yes, I do sometimes lose my patience when I feel that I cannot make myself understood, despite putting a lot of effort into wording my ideas.
Also, my style is often quite direct. I didn't think that to be a problem ...
For coffee, I don't believe this to be the case.Caffeine and amphetamine in larger quantities both cause heedlessness.
It's not only about the quantity of active substance, it's that it doesn't seem to me that people are using coffee in amounts that would cause heedlessness. And there are practical reasons for that.If you replace "tomateos" and "tomato enema" with "a cup of coffee" and "multiple cups of coffee" (which caffeine is a psychoactive drug and causes psychoactive effects), reread it, you repeat my point.
That being said, I don't know if a high enough dose of caffeine would cause heedlessness, but to my knowledge, the number of cups people drink doesn't (not even at the upper limit).
Let's take the example of cigarettes, just to explain a point on dosage. The quantity of nicotine that is self-administred in cigarettes is limited by the fact that the nicotine is packaged in a cigarette form: part of the nicotine gets burnt, another part goes in the air, and there is usually a limit of 1 cigarette that can be smoked at a time, and there is tolerance built towards nicotine. Using this example, a cigarette cannot be compared to a nicotine injection.
And yes, it seems some people have managed to smoke 110 of cigarettes at once, but do we want to go there ?
So I would replace tomatoes with coffee but, but not tomato enema with multiple cups of coffee. Instead, I might be convinced to replace tomato enema with pure caffeine or 110 cigarettes.
Or let's take another example. Selling poison is considered wrong. But you can find many documented cases of water poisoning (with pure and clean water). Does that mean that bottled water can be viewed as poison ?