And thanks again for reading along!

I recently came across a very interesting quote, and one that I think might bring a little more understanding to the many seemingly disrelated topics I have presented in these many blogs of the past few months.

While most might rather I told them what to do to be healthy, because I think that would be best for them, I simply wouldn’t even if I could.

For even if I said the key to good health is carrot sticks and chocolate chip cookies, one would find they had one or the other, or perhaps neither and their life would immediately change course in pursuit of these magic health elixirs, or perhaps they would consider themselves doomed and give up.

You are now on a journey of my determination, but you were on one in the first place weren’t you, and now you have abandoned your course to find these components to healthy and prosperous life-carrot sticks and chocolate chip cookies!

If you did grow younger, healthier, and more alive it would have been the journey and not the carrot sticks or chocolate chip cookies…, at best I gave you something to do, and you set your boredom aside to see what you could see!

So, maybe I did tell you what to do after all!

But I love this idea of a journey, for all one is truly trying to do is survive, but survive to what end? To fall apart someday, and die?

Sadly, I suppose that’s a given so there has to be something more, something in that time between this moment in time, and when the Grim Reaper knocks on your door.

To me, it’s the journey, and those journeys that prove to be most exhilarating, and prosperous are those where its participants were able to improvise- you know, adapt and keep the journey continuing on its path.

And keep in mind, not all journeys should make James Bond feel like a shut-in; they are simply decisions made at the time, day to day- moments when a person was willing to demonstrate his ability to keep things rolling and making progress.

Science Fiction writer, Aeronautical Engineer, and U.S. Naval Officer, Robert A. Heinlein once said,

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn* a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.

-Robert A. Heinlein

Wow, how about that!

To me, this is health care, and anything you do to enhance your abilities to do so, is likewise health care, and pro-survival.

Could it be that simple, by simply being able to handle problems related to one’s survival, he would survive better, perhaps even flourish and prosper?

One’s journey is nothing if wrought with problems that one must overcome, right?

This is the journey if you ask me, and so much so that many will imagine problems that might happen in the future, simply to make sure there are obstacles and pitfalls on the path!

So why worry? It is how it is. No need to add to it.

Don’t insist that there can be only one way, one path, one right and all else is wrong- simply be able to adapt and we will all get there!

Take Care,

Dr. Dave

*Conn a ship means to direct a ship.

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