this could be a slippery slope or or does that not around. Absolutely, it guide that we For the movie, his name is Joe. Pep, Joe was a cyclist, he was cycling for the u.s. Olympic team, all right, very, very good cyclist. Anyway, cycle for the Olympic. Team went back to school. Got his degree, went back to cycling first race. He feels, he is just as good. Everybody else has slightly better that night. He cries cycling was all is well, one of his friends, gives him an address and the name of a physician. He goes to see this physician white coat stethoscope. Gives him a prescription for EPO, EPO is a cancer drug that increases the production of red. Blood cells, goes to the pharmacy, the prescription. They give him the prescription, these insurance company pays for it. You only pay the deductible goes back to his room, he takes all kinds of medication, you know, for health, and I mean legal stuff. Right sure. But he also inject this one time that another time. Then another time, they're not designed. Then he discovers everybody in the team, does it then they do it together. Later on. There's a shortage of Po. But he has friends in the Chinese team. They put him in touch with Factory in China. He Imports EPO is another team hears about it. They asked him to import as well. He's a good guy, he helps them as well. Now, he's a drug dealer. Now is the drug. Think about this story if you talk to Joe, when he was like 19, yeah, Racing for the Olympic team and you say Joe? What are the odds that you will become a drug dealer? Yeah, he would say are you out of your mind? Never having a my life is Lee. This is what I love doing. I can't imagine first one. Can imagine being a drug dealer, but I can't imagine doing anything. It would risk. The thing in life that I love so much her heart. The sport hurt his ability to play the sport, these bands is better. Yeah? Right. But when you talk about saying, don't think about the last step. Think about the first step. Now put yourself in Joe's situation. Imagine that you cycling was all your love. You finish your undergrad, your back to cycling. You don't do well, don't you cry that night? Yeah, absolutely. I cry that night. Don't you talk to a friend? Yeah. Cause you do they give you a name for a doctor and don't you go? First you go. The doctor gives you a prescription. Don't you go to the pharmacy? Well, it's from a doctor is a doctor of Pharmacy. Fills it up. Yeah, don't you take it. Sure if you took it. Don't you take the first injection of course, think about. Yeah, I think about that stuff. Like, when would you stop? I asked you about what kind of thing does he think would have made him stop. He said, if the pharmacy declined, his claim sure. But other than that, like, when would we have stopped? It's very easy to Judge from the outside. And yes, by the way, when you look at criminal Behavior, we often see the last Point. Sure. Yeah. Mostly don't file any crime and whatever else. Yeah, but the slippery slope is actually incredibly important thing to do. And you know, we often look at the first transgression is only the first time and it's just the beginning and it's small and it's so on the fact is we need to be careful. Yeah. Because it's true it's the first time in here. It's very sad but it also means that the chance for a slippery slope and you need to worry about it.
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