In healthcare, we would all benefit from asking ourselves the question: "when Nature made such a marvelously designed product as man, why should it require such a huge and complex system to keep him healthy? Why the millions of drugs and medications? Why the millions of doctors, hospitals, and clinics? Did Nature slip up somewhere?"
We have to be careful when we raise this question with others, because we are likely to be dismissed as hopelessly out of step with the times. Yet raising this question will take us to the root of our healthcare problems, and we cannot escape the answer that our life-style is the root cause of most of our healthcare problems.
So we have a choice -- keep on spending trillions on our present system, and keep bemoaning the increasing costs and inadequate returns, or spend a lot less (still billions, I am sure) and train people to live more in step with Nature.
This does not mean going back to living in the trees again. What does it mean, practically? I dont know! But that's where we need to spend a few billions --- funding research and action programs aimed at developing a life-style which we can all live by, compatible with our civilization, but which does not foul up the beautiful machine that Nature made. A life-style which allows us to continue to make our marvelous scientific discoveries, which are then used to advance our unfoldment as a species.
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