Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Ministry of Health

Since developing my revolutionary insights on making fitness and well-being available to those who require and could benefit from it the most, finding those receptive people and channels, has been the limitation for that worldwide revolution in the well-being and higher functioning in societies.

What is reported, is the increasingly alarming poor health and condition of affluent populations, exacerbated by the prospects of sustaining that low-level of functioning for an increasingly many years -- much of it in a slow, steady decline that can now exceed more than half of one’s life. That is not a healthy and viable prospectus for life in the future.

At best, the present model produces a few extraordinarily robust individuals -- but many more who are “eliminated” from that life of optimal well-being because the bars are set too high so as to preclude them for all practical purposes from that participation.

Obviously what is needed is to lower the bar so that optimal health is pretty nearly as simple as getting up each day and brushing one’s teeth, combing one’s hair, and doing all those inconsequential things to prepare and predispose one to do their best each day -- in everything that they do.

Thus, optimal fitness is not an extraordinary achievement but merely an ordinary one. That is disturbing and distressing to the elitists (competitive) of the world -- who like the fact that they can consider themselves far superior to others because of their abilities to persevere after most others have been eliminated, or dropped out.

But for societies to be functioning at their highest level rather than merely being a macrocosm of these dysfunctions and sub-optimal fitness, we have to improve the weakest links, rather than merely the strongest, and thinking that manner will improve the “average,” or general level of experience and functioning.

Any society or enterprise always breaks down at the weakest link -- and merely improving the strongest without this understanding, increases the probabilities for failure. That doesn’t necessarily mean we have to drag down the strongest -- to achieve that parity.

It is much easier to lift the average from the lowest or weakest, where a little makes a huge difference and impact on the quality of life. A strong person getting another inch on their biceps doesn’t mean a lot, and it’ll probably just make them want another, with no appreciation for any of it.

Meanwhile, one who has nothing, appreciates everything they have -- even when it seems like nothing to those who have much, or everything. That is what it means to be “poor in spirit” -- or to rejoice in gratitude, taking nothing for granted, and appreciating (making greater) what one already has.


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