Paranoia or Prudence?
Is it paranoid to take action now to prevent possible heart disease and stroke (“the silent killer“) from creeping up on us later in life? I think not, rather, it’s prudent. By making healthful eating and exercise choices long before clear symptoms appear, and long before we can even imagine losing our health, fitness, and well-being we must invest in that ounce of prevention that will save a pound of cure. We really cannot take our early freedom from preventable disease for granted— without care, it falters.
It’s important to learn from the obvious missteps of those nearly 1700 Americans who die each day from heart disease. It’s essential to heed the lifestyle recommendations of those with a wider perspective, and sharper hindsight and foresight. It’s imperative to know that juvenile and emotional choices inevitably lead to our own demise and must be rejected in favor of reasoned and rational lifestyle decisions. Why? Because heart disease can happen to you.
Facts Above Feelings
You see, once it’s gone heroic measures are required to reclaim our natural birthright of health and fitness, and the well-being that normally comes with it. This of course applies to each of us as individuals. It applies to all of us collectively. And, it’s a striking metaphor for another grave concern. We Americans must also put facts above feelings and preserve the health of our Constitutionally guaranteed human rights— including personal protection with firearms— from being gradually undermined by the disease of despotism. Why? Because that can happen here, too.