“When I see people stopped in traffic, in the check-out lane at the store, or walking down the street, I like to visualize their bones. It helps me remember that, no matter how different we are, deep down we are all the same.” ~My Chiropractor
No one wants to fail. No one wants to be miserable. No one wants to be depressed. No one wants to have acidic relationships. Everyone is doing the best they can with what they have been given. We all have dreams. We all have vision. We all have aspirations. We all have a past, and we all have made decisions we regret. We all have a spark of greatness, we all have passion, and we all have hate. We all have secrets. We all have scars. Each of us is different, but we are all the same.
Whoever you are, whatever you are doing, thank you. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. For your successes, for your failures, for your imperfections. For keeping your cool, for losing your temper, thank you. Everything you have ever done has helped to bring the world to where it is today. Everything so far has led up to this moment. Your joy and your tears. Your victories and defeats. Your honesty, your deception, your cold silence, and your mindless chatter.
We all have regrets from the past. We all have situations that we wish we would have handled differently. Many of us have grievances we cannot forgive, hurts that will not heal, and events that we wish we could wipe from our memories. Looking through the history books, we may not ever agree on who was right, and who was wrong, or which pages we would be better off without. But can we agree that life is precious? That existence is unspeakably astounding, and that this moment, this very moment, is beautiful? All of those events and situations, no matter what we think of them, are a part of life. They all had a hand in bringing about this beautiful moment, and I think they at least deserve our acceptance, if not our appreciation. Thank you.
I have seen a lot of blog posts and articles lately about “Those People” who don’t believe science, who avoid gluten, or who don’t get the flu shot, who use herbs instead of medicine. People who might believe in God or in gods, people who may be “Naturalists,” but they all have one thing in common: They just don’t believe in science. You know the people, they ignore irrefutable facts, and proven science. How could the hold such irrational beliefs? how could they spit in the face of science when we have all these studies with double blind control groups performed by people who have an education? How could they be so willfully ignorant?
Well I’ve got some news for you, we all have irrational beliefs. And if you think you don’t, you’re delusional. And something else, we may find out down the road (As we often do) that the logic was flawed, that the studies were bogus, that the science was misguided, and that the experts were just ordinary people who hadn’t a clue what they were talking about. We are human, we make mistakes, and none of us has all the answers. We try our hardest to examine the evidence without bias, and with an open mind, but all of us have preconceived notions, and sometimes (heaven forbid) We go with our gut, we follow our instincts, and we make a decision that may seem odd to the rest of the world.
So, as far as I am concerned, you are free to believe what you want, say what you want, eat what you want, smoke what you want, and inject yourself with what you want. But don’t expect me to be quiet when you start calling me dangerous for wanting to eat a non-gmo, organic vegetable. There is nothing scary about it, it won’t hurt you, and if it hurts me, or costs me more money, that’s my own damned business.