Sunday, October 30, 2005

Nothing gets better by staring at it in fear

"The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend."
- Henri Bergson

The minds of everyone in populated areas of our planet are accutely aware of social problems that affect every person. These problems seem massive, beyond the ability of most people to cope with solutions that may be proposed.

Politicians do their part by building more prisons and hospitals to manage damaged people. Yet all they accomplish is to get some off the streets while others take their places.

The old joke that you can't destroy cancer by applying a bandage is well worn, but too many people still live their lives in ways that promote and encourage cancer. Even this is a social problem because it affects so many people other than those who have cancer.

The best way to avoid cancer, like the best way to avoid any social problem, is to prevent it from happening in the first place. These things should not be given comfortable places in which to breed. It's not hard, but we haven't begun yet.

We can teach children what they need to know to live cancer-free lives just as we can teach them to live peaceful lives, drug-free lives and lives that are free of constant fear. We can only accomplish that if enough people read 'Turning It Around' and join others to make the necessary changes to our education systems.

Spread the word. It won't happen by itself.

The more minds we can convince, the more eyes will see what you and I see.

Bill Allin
'Turning It Around: Causes and Cures for Today's Epidemic Social Problems,' striving to bring peace and disease-free lifestyles to every person.
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