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Thought for the day 
8th-Oct-2009 11:15 am
Of all the self-fulfilling prophecies in our culture, the assumption that aging means decline and poor health is probably the deadliest.

Marilyn Ferguson
9th-Oct-2009 10:09 pm (UTC)
Aging does mean decline and poor health if you define "death" as poor health. :-)
11th-Oct-2009 02:31 am (UTC)
Aging is a process; death is an event. "Health" describes one's state of being while alive. The concept of "health", poor or otherwise, while dead is an oxymoron.

And I challenge you to tell this man that he's declining and in poor health. Go on, I want to watch what happens. *evil grin*
12th-Oct-2009 03:32 pm (UTC)

I was mostly not serious, but it does beg the question: If we don't decline, what eventually kills us? I suppose we could live healthily until age 100, suddenly catch pneumonia, decline for a few days, and then die peacefully in our sleep, which wouldn't be what most people (including me) would think of as a decline.

Anyway, I'm attempting to reverse age-related decline by following the radical step of not eating when I'm not hungry. I find I'm actually rarely hungry, but I eat when it's mealtime, I eat when food is available, I eat when I'm under stress, I eat when I'm lonely, etc.

So far it's only been three days, and I haven't been perfect with it, but I already sense an improvement. It seems so obvious to normal people, I'm sure, but I've never had a normal relationship with food.

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