“Today more than 95% of all chronic disease is caused by food choice, toxic food ingredients, nutritional deficiencies, and lack of physical exercise.” – Mike Adams
No news here. Who doesn’t know this? Well, it turns out knowing and doing are two different things.
Have you looked around these days? There are fat, really fat, people everywhere. All ages, all races and men and women. It is a national emergency. Don’t people care? What is the problem?
It tuns out, I believe, that people have been addicted to bad food. Companies have made fortunes selling unhealthy foods for years. They start with babies who become used to sugar and fat and crave it.
Another fact is that poorer people are kept poorer by governments for a purpose. They live in areas where all their neighbors eat the same junk. They are trapped and it goes on from generation to generation. They are less healthy, have more stress, less education and shorter life spans. It’s by design!!
What should be rights are now considered privileges.
Who goes to the best schools? Who has the best health care? Who lives in good crime free neighborhoods?
Now I am not saying everyone is equal in all areas; we are not. But the basics and the reward for talent is not always there. We need all the thinking and innovation we can get in this entire world. However smart kids are not given the same opportunities if they are poor. It’s a real uphill battle and only the very strongest can survive the accident of birth and where they are born.
The smart ones do eat carrots! They have a healthy diet and exercise and do yoga. They are disciplined… They like things to be natural; even not using make-up! Now there are some weird things out there and the saying is that if you can’t pronounce it, don’t eat it. If you live on kale that may not be the best thing for you. Again it’s education and knowledge that will help. Vitamins? Maybe? You can go crazy with all the information too. One day coffee is awful for you, and the next it’s good. Eggs? You can go through a whole list and then try to decide what works for you.
Now when we talk about drugs that’s a whole other story. There is addiction and then there is ADDICTION.
While the list of drugs is long and the reactions varied we all probably use some drugs from time to time.
Lately the numbers of young people using marijuana is huge. The numbers of older people taking Opioids has been declared an American dilemma.
And rich kids at elite colleges using cocaine is out of bounds. I hear it all the time. Lots of people with money find cocaine a choice they enjoy.
When I worked at a hospital the numbers of health care professionals using illegal drugs was well known; including many physicians.
For poor people; they are using crack, and a number of other substances, and doing all sorts of things to maintain their habits. Crime and prostitution are big on the list. What a pathetic life these people lead. What it does to a society is another matter.
They are sad, and have huge problems with money, health, sleep, paranoia. anxiety and so on. We see them, all ages, as homeless sleeping on the streets and don’t bat an eye. We are inured. What does that say about a culture?
Then, of course, there are the creative people who say drugs help their talents and they have used them for years. They are not the ones who overdose and die.
Drugs are rampant and we use them and keep big money flowing to other countries and people without formal educations. What would happen if that ‘talent’ and conniving was put to worthwhile use?
The use of drugs and the people who are addicts will never go away. Some places have given them freely to the people who use them and have eliminated the crime element. Knowing what the drugs contain and taxing them might be a better course for law enforcement and governments. The money and tragedy involved is immense.
These people from grower to recipient and all the middle men take up a huge part of daily life for countless numbers of people.
Then there is all the effort in law enforcement and prisons and so on. Talk about a Fortune 500 company!!
So, yes, we can eat carrots and we can use drugs at the same time in many cases. Human beings are complicated and universally unique. We find our cohorts and agree. The bigger question is what becomes of us, our children, or families, and our larger society?
“Reality is just a crutch for people who can’t cope with drugs.” – Robin Williams
Have you used drugs? What ones? What do you think about it all?