Thursday, September 14, 2017

Safest and Healthiest?

I have often read and heard that we are currently in he safest and healthiest stage in human history.

It seems true at first. After all, there is medicine, birth control, toilets, air conditioning, and so much more.

But this statement is not true for all of us. A lot of people are living in a bad state. Many people are living in war zones or as refugees. Many others are trafficked persons: modern day slaves. And in the modern, first world nations, a lot of prison population is harassed and tortured in one way or another.

We really need to look out for oversimplified "facts"

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  1. True, it isn't a one all be all. But it applies a lot more than it did 100 years ago. Most people won't die of the flu or scurvy like they did then, or some other disease. The douchebags that traffic still stand a chance at seeing the end of a gun barrel to their face by law enforcement. It sure doesn't apply for all, but there are far more options these days. As for healthiest, that can be a masquerade too, as the pill pushers are just hiding ailments these days.

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    1. You are right here. The world sure is safer for the median person as compared to a couple centuries back.

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    1. Life is indeed unfair. Let us just hope it becomes better with progress in science and political discourse.

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    1. Accepting a diagnosis is the first step in healing, just like you did here.

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  4. Not to mention the fact that this may not be the mentally safest stage in human history either. Just see how people behave on the internet, addicted phone useres. People also want everything now, now, now and preferably for free as if they're entitled to a whole lot.

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  5. Medically, we might be better of than where we were a decade ago, afterall we have cures for polio and tb... but we seem to have created a new web of problems too...

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