Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Why people die and how we can live longer and better (Part 2 of 2)


What would you say if you woke up some day and realized that your vision of the world had been, until that moment, completely wrong? If the latest scientific theories about death are correct, this means that the mental patterns that most people use to make decisions might be massively unrealistic. The misunderstanding has its roots in our perception of sickness and death as the following sequence of events:
  1. You are born into a certain family and social environment.
  2. You live, eat, and work according to what is generally considered acceptable.
  3. One day, cancer, cardiovascular disease, or other major sickness hits you out of the blue.
  4. You follow a medical treatment in order to combat that particular illness.
  5. Even if the treatment is successful, sooner or later, another disease will come to haunt you.
  6. Finally, when medical treatments fail, you die.
If the theories of waste-accumulation and cellular exhaustion are true, we need to revise our mental representation of what it means to live, eat, and work. Sickness and death take a different significance when they are seen as part of a natural process which we might be able to influence to a larger extent than it is currently assumed. The new paradigm would reshape our vision of life into a sequence of events in which we play a much more significant role:
  1. You are born into a certain family and social environment, which might have no clue about what is really good for you.
  2. You will be much better off if you live, eat, and work using reason as a standard, irrespective of what other people think of you.
  3. You should learn how to live in a way that slows down the accumulation of biochemical waste in your organism, since your own behaviour is the number-one factor that contributes to keeping you healthy.
  4. When it comes to health matters, prevention should be your main concern. If we trust the waste-accumulation theory, the right behaviour should be able to keep away fatal illness until a later stage in life, allowing us to live longer and healthier.
  5. You should learn to conduct your life in a way that minimizes cell exhaustion, aiming at extending your lifespan towards the ideal 120 years, which seems to be the limit for the human species.
  6. What kills most people is a direct consequence of their wrong way of living. By correcting your mental patterns and daily actions, you can lead a much healthier existence and extend your lifespan.
Imagine the advantages if you could enjoy this world five years longer without being afflicted by debilitating illness. The inspiring aspect of the latest hypotheses about sickness and death is that they reinforce the idea that you, as a rational individual, are in control of your future. We are still far away from understanding all the implications of the new paradigm, but it is clear that the latest scientific theories strongly favour the fundamental tenets of living thoughtfully and independently.

[Text: http://johnvespasian.blogspot.com]

[Image by phault under Creative Commons Attribution License. See the license terms under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us]

Why people die and how we can live longer and better (Part 2 of 2)


What would you say if you woke up some day and realized that your vision of the world had been, until that moment, completely wrong? If the latest scientific theories about death are correct, this means that the mental patterns that most people use to make decisions might be massively unrealistic. The misunderstanding has its roots in our perception of sickness and death as the following sequence of events:
  1. You are born into a certain family and social environment.
  2. You live, eat, and work according to what is generally considered acceptable.
  3. One day, cancer, cardiovascular disease, or other major sickness hits you out of the blue.
  4. You follow a medical treatment in order to combat that particular illness.
  5. Even if the treatment is successful, sooner or later, another disease will come to haunt you.
  6. Finally, when medical treatments fail, you die.
If the theories of waste-accumulation and cellular exhaustion are true, we need to revise our mental representation of what it means to live, eat, and work. Sickness and death take a different significance when they are seen as part of a natural process which we might be able to influence to a larger extent than it is currently assumed. The new paradigm would reshape our vision of life into a sequence of events in which we play a much more significant role:
  1. You are born into a certain family and social environment, which might have no clue about what is really good for you.
  2. You will be much better off if you live, eat, and work using reason as a standard, irrespective of what other people think of you.
  3. You should learn how to live in a way that slows down the accumulation of biochemical waste in your organism, since your own behaviour is the number-one factor that contributes to keeping you healthy.
  4. When it comes to health matters, prevention should be your main concern. If we trust the waste-accumulation theory, the right behaviour should be able to keep away fatal illness until a later stage in life, allowing us to live longer and healthier.
  5. You should learn to conduct your life in a way that minimizes cell exhaustion, aiming at extending your lifespan towards the ideal 120 years, which seems to be the limit for the human species.
  6. What kills most people is a direct consequence of their wrong way of living. By correcting your mental patterns and daily actions, you can lead a much healthier existence and extend your lifespan.
Imagine the advantages if you could enjoy this world five years longer without being afflicted by debilitating illness. The inspiring aspect of the latest hypotheses about sickness and death is that they reinforce the idea that you, as a rational individual, are in control of your future. We are still far away from understanding all the implications of the new paradigm, but it is clear that the latest scientific theories strongly favour the fundamental tenets of living thoughtfully and independently.

[Text: http://johnvespasian.blogspot.com]

[Image by phault under Creative Commons Attribution License. See the license terms under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us]