Sunday, 15 August 2010

Take it easy

There is an advert on TV asking for donations for Cancer Research UK. It seems that if we give just (new voice comes in as if the price will be different next month) £2 per month then "together we will beat cancer". I don't know how many people have to donate to make this dream come true or how long they have to give, but let's presume the advert is true.

In a world without cancer we will have to die of something else. Will it be coronary heart disease or will the British Heart Foundation stop us getting ill from this disease? Ask any elderly person. As we get older our systems slow down. Aches and pains increase. Life becomes a little more difficult because of medical conditions.

I am not sure that the emphasis is correct. Demographics tells us that we have to work longer because of our ageing population. Let it age further and we need to work longer. We are told that there are too many people on our island for the food available (I don't believe that as obesity is everywhere). How do we resolve all this conflicting evidence? My advice is to do less worrying. Yesterday it was worry about theft of PIN numbers. Today it is worry about health. One thing that is much easier to eradicate than cancer is worry. All you have to do is take it easy.

Change the world

1 comment:

  1. I agree, eradicate worry in the first place.
    Stress/ it what you like only makes health worse, not better.