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Message  gerardM le Lun 29 Fév - 14:07

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Richard Gere sent us a few words about the philosophy of his life:

Richard Gere


"My friend's mom has eaten healthy all her life. Never ever consumed alcohol or any "bad" food, exercised every day, very limber, very active, took all supplements suggested by her doctor, never went in the sun without sunscreen and when she did it was for as short a period as possible- so pretty much she protected her health with the utmost that anyone could. She is now 76 and has skin cancer, bone marrow cancer and extreme osteoporosis. My friend's father eats bacon on top of bacon, butter on top of butter, fat on top of fat, never and I mean never exercised, was out in the sun burnt to a crisp every summer, he basically took the approach to live life to his fullest and not as others suggest. He is 81 and the doctors says his health is that of a young person. People you cannot hide from your poison. It's out there and it will find you so in the words of my friend's still living mother: " if I would have known my life would end this way I would have lived it more to the fullest enjoying everything I was told not to!" None of us are getting out of here alive, so please stop treating yourself like an after thought. Eat the delicious food. Walk in the sunshine. Jump in the ocean. Say the truth that you’re carrying in your heart like hidden treasure. Be silly. Be kind. Be weird. There’s no time for anything else."



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Re: Be silly. Be kind. Be weird. There’s no time for anything else

Message  gerardM le Lun 29 Fév - 14:14

Howdy.

The precautionary principle or precautionary approach to risk management states that if an action or policy has a suspected risk of causing harm to the public or to the environment, in the absence of scientific consensus that the action or policy is not harmful, the burden of proof that it is not harmful falls on those taking an action.

The precautionary principle is on fashion these days, especially for governments, or doctors, or others that leads to avoid evolutions; on an individual level, as stated by Gere hereabove, it can lead to poison our lives in order to prevent any possible harm...
Is it clever behavior do you think? Gere states: "Be silly. Be kind. Be weird" otherwise you would miss oodles of good time in your life.

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Message  MurielB le Lun 29 Fév - 14:30

Hi Gérard, everyone !
As far as doctors are concerned it is very difficult not to take the percautionary principle into account. Doctors must bear in mind that if something wrong happens the patient can take an action against them which could be very annoying. Doctors can't take risks and sometimes taking risks could save a patient. Crying or Very sad

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Message  MurielB le Lun 29 Fév - 15:01

http://www.fabricegrinda.com/quotes-speeches/moments-by-jorge-luis-borges/

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Message  gerardM le Lun 29 Fév - 15:06

Hi Muriel,
MurielB a écrit:... if something wrong happens the patient can take an action against them...
It's not my idea: I ask a doctor to help me stay in good health (and sometimes to retrieve).
I demand to stay the only guy responsible for my own health and my own life (it's my business): I hate doctors or anyone trying to manage my life (including politicians, or marketing staffs, or partners).

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Message  gerardM le Lun 29 Fév - 15:07

Muriel,
I forgot to give a link to Wikipedia -> Precautionary principle

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Re: Be silly. Be kind. Be weird. There’s no time for anything else

Message  MurielB le Lun 29 Fév - 15:27

Gérard
I understand what you mean.
I demand to stay the only guy responsible for my own health

Anyway in case of an emergency, an accident for instance and you are in a coma,  a doctor can choose either to take risks or stick to the precautionary principles.
with  risks you have a chance to be saved but if something wrong happens when the doctor has not respected the precautionary principles he can have an action taken against him.
scratch


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Re: Be silly. Be kind. Be weird. There’s no time for anything else

Message  MurielB le Lun 29 Fév - 15:44

"Be silly, be weird, be nice, there's no time for anything else "makes me think of that poem



Si pudiera vivir nuevamente mi vidaEn la próxima trataría de cometer más erroresNo intentaría ser tan perfecto, me relajaría másSería más tonto de lo que he sido, de hechotomaría muy pocas cosas con seriedadSería menos higiénicoIf I could live my life againNext time I would try to make more mistakesI would not try to be so perfect, I would relax moreI would be sillier than I was, in factI would take very few things seriouslyI would be less hygienic
Personally I was first interested in that philosophy But I soon found out that this was not my thing. If I could live my life again, I wouldn't change my main choices and I would only avoid a few mistakes.


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Re: Be silly. Be kind. Be weird. There’s no time for anything else

Message  gerardM le Lun 29 Fév - 15:52

I do hate this Principle!
Before subscribing to a walking association, they demand a certificate from a doctor: to walk you don't need to put a foot before the other but you must ask a doctor for permission.
In addition the association asked me to subscribe to the national federation...
The doctor won't write I may walk but they don't see anything against my walking Smile
Last time I went there, a doctor wanted me to go take heart exercises at a specialist's.

Everyone wants to open a big umbrella and everything gets more and more complicated! Sad

That's why I chose to walk by myself: no need to belong to an association - walking is said to be good for health, no???

I'm speaking about health and doctors but there're oodles of examples with politicians and others: everywhere, everything, everyone... life is ruined by useless people!

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Message  MurielB le Lun 29 Fév - 16:01

The problem  is that they need  a  responsible person if something wrong happens and your walking association doesn't want  to be responsible.

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Message  MurielB le Lun 29 Fév - 16:45

Precautionary principle leads to inaction and inertia because nobody wants to be held liable for anything. Crying or Very sad

That's why I chose to walk by myself:
To be independent is the best choice I think. Very Happy


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Message  gerardM le Lun 29 Fév - 17:10

Yes Muriel,

Walking by myself permits me to participate differently.
Instead of following the herd and its leader, I discover the pleasure to prepare, to search and find my route in the wild: I like this.

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Message  MurielB le Lun 29 Fév - 20:56

I think one has a lot of benefits to prepare everything by oneself and walk by oneself . . As I don't have the sense of orientation, I would always  need to be accompanied. Wink

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Message  gerardM le Lun 29 Fév - 23:11

You don't have to use a compas if you walk on official tracks, just follow the signs.

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